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Category: Solar

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Australia readies for big solar boom as PV costs continue fall

Australia readies for big solar boom as PV costs continue fall

A combination of price falls in the international markets, driven by increased scale of manufacturing, and falling costs in Australia, driven by the ARENA tender process, is expected to trigger a major rush in investment in large scale solar projects.

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Utility capital strike on renewables continues as consumers bear the cost

Utility capital strike on renewables continues as consumers bear the cost

Infigen says securing contracts for renewable projects in Australia still very difficult, with obligated parties “simply passing through” higher costs to customers.

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Storage shows its worth in UK's first enhanced frequency response auction

Storage shows its worth in UK’s first enhanced frequency response auction

National Grid auction shows growing ability of new and low-carbon flexible technologies, and storage systems in particular.

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10 Pacific Island Nations with RETs much more ambitious than Australia

10 Pacific Island Nations with RETs much more ambitious than Australia

Many of Australia’s nearest neighbours in the Pacific Islands have far more ambitious renewable energy targets.

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Sun Brilliance to build Australia's biggest solar farm, by output

Sun Brilliance to build Australia’s biggest solar farm, by output

Australian company proposes 100MW solar farm with single axis tracking technology, going into “merchant market” with no additional grants.

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US solar PV prices hit "all-time low", at rooftop and utility-scale

US solar PV prices hit “all-time low”, at rooftop and utility-scale

Large scale solar contracts fall to $US30/MWh as solar prices fall in US – on rooftops and for solar farms.

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CSIRO-made smart solar and storage system launched by Evergen

CSIRO-made smart solar and storage system launched by Evergen

A solar and storage energy management system developed by CSIRO and backed by AMP Capital has been launched in Australia.

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Solar PV strikes new record low in Chile, first US offshore wind farm completed

Solar PV strikes new record low in Chile, first US offshore wind farm completed

The solar PV cost reduction spiral reached its lowest point yet at an auction in Chile last week, where a Spanish developer won contracts to sell power from a solar plant high in the Andes for $29.10/MWh.

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Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes

Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes

Community solar investor round in Sydney’s inner-west raised more than $17k in 9 minutes to put solar on the roof of a craft brewery in Newtown.

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World-leading solar and battery storage project lures BHP

World-leading solar and battery storage project lures BHP

BHP says potential for solar and battery storage at remote and off-grid sites is “enormous” as it signs on to world-leading project near Cooktown in north Queensland. Co-funders ARENA says it is clear battery storage is already competitive in certain locations.

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"Watershed" demand response, battery storage project wins Victoria grant

“Watershed” demand response, battery storage project wins Victoria grant

A Victorian project using “non-network” demand response solutions to avoid network “gold-plating” has won state government funding.