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Category: Solar

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How Victoria could go solar, save millions and boost jobs

How Victoria could go solar, save millions and boost jobs

CEC report says Victoria could easily adjust solar and energy efficiency policy to save hundreds of millions in costs, boost jobs and cut emissions.

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Household solar "safe" as Abbott takes aim at large scale renewables

Household solar “safe” as Abbott takes aim at large scale renewables

Abbott government says no changes to household solar, but wants large scale renewables target slashed by two thirds. So much for “ditching” the Warburton Review.

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Graph of the Day: The rise and rise of distributed solar in the US

Graph of the Day: The rise and rise of distributed solar in the US

Want proof distributed solar is booming? Two charts show how it provided over 25% of new US power plant capacity in 2013 and 43% in first half 2014.

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Solar technology to take quantum leap with latest inverter offering

Micro inverters and smart energy management systems are taking solar into off grid systems, camper vans and pretty much anywhere else you want power.

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Will household customers get screwed again on network tariffs?

Will household customers get screwed again on network tariffs?

Solar industry scathing on modelling used to justify fixed and TOU tariffs. Households, particularly solar ones, set to get dudded again on network charges.

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US solar system prices fell nearly 20% in 2013, set to tumble further

US solar system prices fell nearly 20% in 2013, set to tumble further

US DOE report says distributed solar PV system prices dropped by 12-195 nationwide in 2013, and should fall by another 3-12% in 2014.

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UK conservatives attack solar, say it is "blight on landscape"

UK conservatives attack solar, say it is “blight on landscape”

UK Environment Secretary says she would prefer farms grew crops rather than “blighting the landscape” with solar arrays. Sound familiar?

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 Could a Tesla test drive cure Abbott government’s deep denial?

Could a Tesla test drive cure Abbott government’s deep denial?

A test drive in a Tesla – and a collective “Tesla smile” in the conservative ranks – might give the Abbott government an insight into the future. And how the confluence of renewables, storage and software will shape the future. It is not so scary, and not some part of a green plot or climate hoax designed to bring down their society.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's renewable energy generation

Graph of the Day: Australia’s renewable energy generation

Graph underlines renewables penetration in Australia, as AEMO observes no issue with SA having 100% renewables, as long as interconnector stays connected.

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RET Review panel member wants solar subsidies to end, installs own system

RET Review panel member wants solar subsidies to end, installs own system

One of the key members of the Warburton Review that recommended the end of subsidies under the renewable energy target has just installed a large solar system on a rural property – using the very same subsidy that he wants abolished.

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Where the solar revolution came from – and where it will take us

Where the solar revolution came from – and where it will take us

A new book by solar pioneer Peter Varadi charts the history of solar PV and looks ahead to what our solar-powered energy future might look like.