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CCA recommends no changes to small scale solar scheme

CCA recommends no changes to small scale solar scheme

CCA recommends no changes to the small scale component of the renewable energy target, and backs away from calls to cut eligibility from 100kW to 10kW.

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Sunflower launches floating solar power plant in Korea

Sunflower launches floating solar power plant in Korea

South Korean PV module manufacturer SolarPark Korea has supplied modules to the first floating solar PV power plant in the country.

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SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar with storage in Australia, US

SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar with storage in Australia, US

SunPower says the new integrated solution will allow utilities “to access the benefits of rooftop solar and storage at significant scale.”

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US solar-plus-storage market to surpass $1bn by 2018

US solar-plus-storage market to surpass $1bn by 2018

Between California’s mandate for 1.3GW of energy storage for its grid and Tesla’s Giga factory announcement, the energy storage market is nearing a tipping point.

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Coalition's first Solar Towns grants awarded in Tasmania

Coalition’s first Solar Towns grants awarded in Tasmania

Coalition’s first Solar Towns grants awarded to eight Tasmanian communities, for just over $150,000 worth of solar PV, hot water or heat pumps.

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Tag Pacific to build Australia's largest grid-connected energy storage system

Tag Pacific to build Australia’s largest grid-connected energy storage system

Tag Pacific’s MPower to deliver 800kWh grid-connected energy storage system alongside solar PV plant in Queensland.

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Big energy retailers intensify attack on rooftop solar subsidies

Big utilities such as Origin Energy and AGL Energy are maintaining their attack on subsidies for rooftop solar, joining forces with industry lobby groups to call for their removal – just as they prepare to roll out solar leasing schemes of their own.

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Brookfarm looks east and west for solar powered bakehouse

Brookfarm looks east and west for solar powered bakehouse

Brookfarm goes solar with east-west array that matches consumption. Food manufacturers are finding that rooftop solar fits in with production needs.

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2014: The Australian solar market review

2014: The Australian solar market review

The rise of the solar citizen, the demise of utility 1.0, and the arrival of energy storage. Oh, and the politics. It has been a big year.

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US slaps higher anti-dumping tariffs on China solar, Australia probe delayed

US slaps higher anti-dumping tariffs on China solar, Australia probe delayed

US slams higher penalties on Chinese solar imports, while the findings of an Australian anti-dumping investigation is delayed again until March.

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SunEdison to build 350MW of solar PV in Chile - at 9c/kWh

SunEdison to build 350MW of solar PV in Chile – at 9c/kWh

SunEdison has won a tender to build 350MW of large scale solar PV in Chile – at an average price of less than 9c/kWh, with no subsidy.