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Category: Solar

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Australian solar database - 161 projects, and 19GW of capacity

Australian solar database – 161 projects, and 19GW of capacity

New database launched by RenewEconomy and Sunwiz shows 161 large scale solar projects completed or in the pipeline, representing some 19GW of potential capacity.

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Granville Harbour takes flight

Granville Harbour takes flight

The Granville Harbour wind farm will contribute towards plans to double Tasmania’s renewable energy capacity and make it the Battery of the Nation.

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Port Augusta solar thermal on track as renewables attract investment and create jobs

Port Augusta solar thermal on track as renewables attract investment and create jobs

Port Augusta solar thermal on track as renewables attract investment and create jobs Port Augusta’s 150 MW solar thermal power plant is on track, with SolarReserve opening its Australian headquarters in Adelaide.

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Two major new solar farms in SE Queensland going ahead

Two major new solar farms in SE Queensland going ahead

ESCO Pacific and Elliott Advisers (UK) Ltd. (“Elliott”) are pleased to announce the successful financial close of the 98MW Susan River Solar Farm and 75MW Childers Solar Farm.

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The climate solution no-one in Davos will be talking about

The climate solution no-one in Davos will be talking about

At Davos, the world’s economic elite will make much of climate crisis and their desire to green global capitalism; but will ignore one of the most powerful tools.

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RET is met, and Frydenberg concedes more wind and solar will lower prices, improve reliability

RET is met, and Frydenberg concedes more wind and solar will lower prices, improve reliability

New data confirms the 2020 RET will be met well ahead of time, and even energy minister Josh Frydenberg says more wind and solar will cut prices and improve reliability.

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Rooftop solar plays key role in reducing, deferring peak in heatwave

Rooftop solar plays key role in reducing, deferring peak in heatwave

Rooftop solar was providing more capacity in South Australia than the old Northern coal generator at the height of Thursday’s peak. Solar pushed the peak grid demand into early evening.

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Know your NEM: Coal reliability issues will get worse

Know your NEM: Coal reliability issues will get worse

Thermal coal generators continue to have reliability issues that will only get worse. It’s astonishing that the AEMC doesn’t seem to understand this issue one little bit.

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Porter Davis partners with Bradford Energy to bring down soaring power prices

Porter Davis partners with Bradford Energy to bring down soaring power prices

Victorian homebuilder Porter Davis has announced a partnership with Australia’s leading solar and battery provider, Bradford Energy, to equip knockdown rebuild homes with the Bradford Solar ChargePack, which includes the innovative Tesla Powerwall 2 home battery.

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Coal country knows Trump can’t save it

Coal country knows Trump can’t save it

While the president’s rhetoric has raised hopes for renaissance of American coal, Trump’s policies have done little to revive the ailing industry.

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Queensland could host Australia's largest wind farm, in proposed renewables hub

Queensland could host Australia’s largest wind farm, in proposed renewables hub

Australian renewables outfit Lacour wants to build a wind farm of potentially 800MW in Queensland, and at least 200MW of solar.