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Category: Solar

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Western Power says high renewable penetration no problem for grid

Western Power says high renewable penetration no problem for grid

WA grid operator Western Power says high levels of renewable energy no big problem for grid, even if some are “valiantly defending” old model.

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Graph of the Day: Why the NEM is broken

Graph of the Day: Why the NEM is broken

Solar market expert says NEM is like the latest budget: “transparent for what it really is, suspicious and utterly lacking in vision.”

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ARENA says Paris deal will help drive new solar thermal investment

ARENA says Paris deal will help drive new solar thermal investment

The global COP21 agreement could be the impetus for investment in solar thermal energy in Australia, given the technology’s potential for energy storage.

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Even in Siberia, they are using too much air conditioning

Even in Siberia, they are using too much air conditioning

A global problem in inefficient housing means that even in Siberia, householders are using air-con to cool their “solar oven” homes.

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AGL: Energy transition can happen "almost overnight"

AGL: Energy transition can happen “almost overnight”

AGL Energy – the biggest owner of coal-fired generators in Australia – says the energy transition could happen “almost overnight.” So, why isn’t it?

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Greens pledge $2.9bn to put battery storage in one million homes, businesses

Greens pledge $2.9bn to put battery storage in one million homes, businesses

Greens policy would help 1m-plus Australian households and businesses install heavily discounted battery storage over 5 years.

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GCL Poly takes on Tesla with multi-coloured 5.6kWh battery storage

GCL Poly takes on Tesla with multi-coloured 5.6kWh battery storage

GCL Poly, world’s biggest maker of solar cells, chooses Australia for global launch of battery storage product, with two offerings at half price of main competitors.

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Solar thermal can offer more than just electricity, experts say

Solar thermal can offer more than just electricity, experts say

Australia should develop new solar thermal projects within the mining industry to power mineral processing facilities, according to experts.

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Turnbull's first budget ignores climate change, dumps clean energy

Turnbull’s first budget ignores climate change, dumps clean energy

Budget ignores climate change, proposes no new funding for emissions reduction plan, just cuts for renewable energy.

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Origin signs 13-year PPA for new 100MW solar farm in Queensland

Origin signs 13-year PPA for new 100MW solar farm in Queensland

Origin signs 13-year purchase agreement to help develop 100MW solar farm in north Queensland with Spanish group FRV.

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World's biggest coal supplier signs up for 1,000MW of solar thermal power

World’s biggest coal supplier signs up for 1,000MW of solar thermal power

World’s largest coal supplier commits to 1,000MW of large scale solar tower and storage with proponent of solar tower facility near Port Augusta.