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Category: Solar

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NSW solar tariffs cut again, as regulator approves gas price rises

Pricing regulator cuts guidance for voluntary payments for solar exports, but waves through gas price rises that also threaten power bills.

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Google joins SunPower in $250m US solar leasing deal

Google joins SunPower in $250m US solar leasing deal

Google makes its third investment in America’s booming residential solar market via $250m solar leasing deal with SunPower.

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"Farcical" start to Tony Abbott’s renewable energy review

“Farcical” start to Tony Abbott’s renewable energy review

Tony Abbott’s RET Review labeled a farce as it loads the dice and appoints advisor to the fossil fuel industry’s previous campaign against renewables, and refuses to model the health, jobs and network benefits of renewable energy. It will also assume no carbon price before 2030.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's strongest (and weakest) solar suburbs

Graph of the Day: Australia’s strongest (and weakest) solar suburbs

Which capital city suburbs are leading the rooftop solar revolution? New data from Energy Matters reveals some surprising results.

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Happy 60th anniversary to the modern solar cell

Happy 60th anniversary to the modern solar cell

The modern solar cell has gone from the lab to 40 gigawatts per year in six decades.

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Rooftop Solar: Does it really need the grid?

The plunging cost of rooftop solar, the anticipated fall in battery costs, and the potential ability to buy a home energy system from the local hardware store, is causing a split between those that believe the grid will follow in the footsteps of the Post Office, and those that insist we can’t do without it.

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Wind and solar generation half the cost of nuclear

Wind and solar generation half the cost of nuclear

German study concludes new-build wind and solar power generation cost 50% less than new-build nuclear. Coal barely rates a mention.

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Oklahoma utilities hit homes using solar with extra fee

Oklahoma utilities hit homes using solar with extra fee

Anyone living in Oklahoma who installs solar panels will soon be charged a fee for the right to do that while still being connected to the local power grid.

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Reforms needed to stop free-riding of grid on back of solar PV

Reforms needed to stop free-riding of grid on back of solar PV

Rooftop solar PV tariffs are unjust, and a cash cow for energy providers. It is time to rethink make-up of network tariffs.

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Renewables advocates hail NEM reforms as win for consumers

Renewables advocates hail NEM reforms as win for consumers

AEMC adopts NEM reforms to make it cheaper, easier and faster for households and businesses to install solar and other clean energy systems.

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Top 5 policy tricks used by anti-solar groups

Top 5 policy tricks used by anti-solar groups

The anti-solar world lead by the likes of lobby groups and utilities is coming out with a new bag of tricks as solar policies gain traction.