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AGL targets 400MW rooftop solar in push into New Energy

AGL targets 400MW rooftop solar in push into New Energy

AGL Energy sets out an ambitious solar target for its new energy division, but continues to hedge its bets between future technology and ageing fossil fuel generation.

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AGL's view on solar and storage markets - in many slides

AGL’s view on solar and storage markets – in many slides

AGL Energy outlines its take on the solar and battery storage market in Australia – including an energy trading platform for consumers.

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Solar energy needs smart solutions, not dumb economics

Solar energy needs smart solutions, not dumb economics

Grattan Institute reports makes some valid comments on how to regulate a grid dominated by solar and storage. But in seeking cheap headlines it has buried the important bits by making wrong assumptions about the costs and benefits of solar. Will the industry ever learn?

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Grattan's policy recommendation welcome, despite litany of errors

Grattan’s policy recommendation welcome, despite litany of errors

Grattan reports gets future policy direction largely right. It’s the past where they have made many errors.

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US solar parity: It's coming faster than we thought

US solar parity: It’s coming faster than we thought

In 2015, America’s 6 largest metropolitan areas are already at solar parity, representing 30m+ people. By 2021, the same could apply to 150 million people.

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77% Australians support big solar – but renewables knowledge gap remains

77% Australians support big solar – but renewables knowledge gap remains

Survey finds clear majority supports big solar development in Australia, but around 25% still had worrying gap in knowledge about reliability of renewables to supply electricity.

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AGL to roll out 1st battery storage products in Qld in June

AGL to roll out 1st battery storage products in Qld in June

AGL Energy says its first battery storage offering for consumers will be available in Queensland next month, but it won’t be the Tesla Powerwall, which it judges to be too small for the Australian market. Instead, it is now installing a 7.2kWh product.

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Graphs of the Day: The big boom in solar PV is yet to come

Graphs of the Day: The big boom in solar PV is yet to come

Boom in solar PV has been one of most defining developments in energy industry in past five years. But it has only scratched the surface.

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Queensland solar tile company raises $765,000 ahead of ASX listing

Queensland solar tile company raises $765,000 ahead of ASX listing

Australian manufacturer of solar power and hot water-generating roof tiles has attracted $765,000 in oversubscribed capital raising, ahead of ASX listing.

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FRV plans 150MW solar farm for Queensland cane-growing region

FRV plans 150MW solar farm for Queensland cane-growing region

FRV is seeking a PPA with Queensland electricity retailers ahead of plans to build a solar PV farm of up to 150MW in Clare, south of Townsville.

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Solar PV costs to fall another 25 per cent in three years

Solar PV costs to fall another 25 per cent in three years

Canadian Solar, one of the big three solar manufacturers, says solar PV costs to fall 25% in three years as module efficiencies improve.