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Category: Solar

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The potential implications of the Federal Election for clean energy

The potential implications of the Federal Election for clean energy

Here are three ways you can evaluate how the plight of the various major parties in this forthcoming election could impact on the clean energy sector.

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Vatican proposes global rollout of solar in Catholic schools after Queensland lead

Vatican proposes global rollout of solar in Catholic schools after Queensland lead

Townsville project to install rooftop solar on dozens of Catholic schools inspired Vatican to propose a global project to encourage all Catholic schools to go solar.

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US, Mexico, Canada to commit to 50% clean energy by 2025

US, Mexico, Canada to commit to 50% clean energy by 2025

The US, Mexico and Canada to collectively generate 50% of their electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2025.

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WA utility to lead big switch to local generation, because it's cheaper

WA utility to lead big switch to local generation, because it’s cheaper

WA power utility Horizon is leading a big switch from centralised fossil fuel generation to local generation. The economics of past supply models are no longer competitive with current and future technology choices.

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Sydney Market solar car park to be Australia's largest, as new install takes capacity to 911kW

Sydney Market solar car park to be Australia’s largest, as new install takes capacity to 911kW

The addition of 630kW of solar car shade at Sydney Markets makes it – briefly – the largest of its kind in Australia, with a total capacity of 911kW.

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Mercedes Benz to take on Tesla in home battery storage in Australia

Mercedes Benz to take on Tesla in home battery storage in Australia

Mercedez Benz to begin selling its 2.5kWh lithium-ion home battery storage units in Australia in September.

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Masdar to lead consortium to build world's lowest cost solar farm

Masdar to lead consortium to build world’s lowest cost solar farm

Dubai’s power electricity DEWA has awarded the 800 MW tender to a Masdar-led consortium of developers.

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Buyers circle SunEdison's Australian operations, as UK investor targets solar plants

Buyers circle SunEdison’s Australian operations, as UK investor targets solar plants

More than one dozen buyers circle SunEdison’s Australian business, as UK investor announces it seeking to build big Australian solar portfolio.

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Graph of the Day: How solar dominates new energy in US

Graph of the Day: How solar dominates new energy in US

Solar made up over a half of the added power plant capacity during the first quarter of 2016.

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Northern Territory's $2 billion scare campaign against solar

Northern Territory’s $2 billion scare campaign against solar

Northern Territory’s conservative government and its state-owned power generator go to extraordinary lengths to demonise solar, claiming it will cost up to $2 billion to power Alice Springs with “solar only.” The numbers just don’t make sense.

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Can Kangaroo Island be powered by 100% renewable energy?

Can Kangaroo Island be powered by 100% renewable energy?

Institute of Sustainable Futures investigates prospects of powering iconic Kangaroo Island with wind, solar and storage. But it is a race against time.