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Wind and solar power boom worldwide

Wind and solar power boom worldwide

Global installation figures are rolling in for wind and PV, and they look fantastic. The future is also bright, with the forecast for further growth.

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LG to invest $US435m to triple solar cell production by 2020

LG to invest $US435m to triple solar cell production by 2020

LG signs MoU to spend $US435m on tripling solar panel production at its Gumi, South Korea facilities, from 1GW to 3GW by 2020.

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Australia should follow Obama’s solar SunShot

Australia should follow Obama’s solar SunShot

Turnbull should be excited by the U.S govt’s US$36m investment to turn solar PV and storage batteries into a new kind of virtual power source.

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First 160MW of huge Noor solar thermal plant connected to Moroccan grid

First 160MW of huge Noor solar thermal plant connected to Moroccan grid

First 160MW of Morocco’s CSP Noor project connected to grid, with another 350MW to come online by 2018.

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Recommendation to curtail Solar Bonus Scheme rejected by Qld govt

Recommendation to curtail Solar Bonus Scheme rejected by Qld govt

Queensland govt rejects Productivity Commission recommendations to review 50% RET and cut short Solar Bonus Scheme, as measures to rein in soaring electricity prices.

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EMC joins forces with Infratec on distributed renewables, battery storage

EMC joins forces with Infratec on distributed renewables, battery storage

Australian renewables mini-grid and battery storage specialist Energy Made Clean has joined forces with NZ firm Infratec.

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Coalition provides funds for 300kW solar for community groups

Coalition provides funds for 300kW solar for community groups

Coalition hands out $320,000 for 300kW of rooftop solar for community groups in South Australia.

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Victorian life-saving clubs to go solar in bid to cut costs

Victorian life-saving clubs to go solar in bid to cut costs

Victorian Life Saving clubs can now apply for state government grants to install solar PV after the launch of a $500,000 funding program this week.

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ACT solar farm rejected by Uriarra approved for Williamsdale

ACT solar farm rejected by Uriarra approved for Williamsdale

After a nearly two-year and 60+km journey, the 11.8MW OneSun Capital solar farm has been approved for Williamsdale, near the NSW border.

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Australian solar roof tile developer to launch IPO

Australian solar roof tile developer to launch IPO

Sydney-based company behind solar PV integrated thermal roofing tiles that can generate both electricity and hot water hopes to raise $6.5mln in IPO.

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France plans 1,000 km of solar roads: enough to make you despair

France plans 1,000 km of solar roads: enough to make you despair

France is going to “test” a whopping 1,000 kilometers of solar panels to be installed over the next five years. Are they crazy?