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Category: Solar

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100% renewable grid not just feasible, but "reliable, robust and stable"

100% renewable grid not just feasible, but “reliable, robust and stable”

ATA report finds 100% renewable grid would be reliable and stable, with appropriate mix of generation sources, energy storage and upgraded infrastructure.

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To pay solar households fairly, we need to understand the true value of solar

To pay solar households fairly, we need to understand the true value of solar

Now that our rooftop solar industry has matured, we need to reconsider the purpose of FiTs and align them with our goals for the electricity system in the future.

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Solar buzz: QUT team inspired by fly's eye to boost solar cell efficiency

Solar buzz: QUT team inspired by fly’s eye to boost solar cell efficiency

QUT engineers mimic the design of a fly’s eye to create a nano-material that could significantly boost solar cell efficiency.

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AEMO says gas plants may be "stranded" by falling renewables, storage prices

AEMO says gas plants may be “stranded” by falling renewables, storage prices

AEMO report cites future of gas-powered electricity generation as “greatest variable” in fortunes of Australian gas industry.

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EnergyAustralia signs up for solar farm, plans many more

EnergyAustralia signs up for solar farm, plans many more

EnergyAustralia to write contracts for 500MW of wind and solar farm, as solar projects expected to meet half of renewable energy target as costs fall.

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BHP gas deal ends brown coal fantasy, could pave way for solar thermal

BHP gas deal ends brown coal fantasy, could pave way for solar thermal

BHP Billiton electricity supply agreement with existing NSW gas generator could open the path for the much touted solar tower and molten salt storage project.

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CEFC says major interconnector upgrades needed, as renewables replace coal

CEFC says major interconnector upgrades needed, as renewables replace coal

Report finds Australia’s shift to renewables, in line with its climate targets, would require significant inter-regional transmission upgrades, including a second link between Victoria and Tasmania by 2025.

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Origin Energy to spin off upstream assets, focus on renewables and CSG

Origin Energy to spin off upstream assets, focus on renewables and CSG

Origin Energy plans to float upstream oil and gas business, to focus on CSG and energy markets. Stopped short of fossil fuel exit.

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CSIRO sees $100bn savings in zero carbon grid by 2050

CSIRO sees $100bn savings in zero carbon grid by 2050

CSIRO and network lobby says completely decarbonised grid by 2050, mostly wind and solar and homes and businesses providing half of all needs, will save $100 billion in capital savings, one-quarter off customer bills, and deliver system security. Say goodbye to fossil fuels.

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CSIRO, networks put lie to conservative campaign against wind, solar

CSIRO, networks put lie to conservative campaign against wind, solar

CSIRO and networks body put a lie to the conservative campaign against wind and solar, saying Australia could reach renewable energy levels in the high 90 per cent by 2050 and South Australia could reach 80 per cent by 2036 without affecting reliability, or increasing costs.

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Undersea link to export WA solar to Indonesia deemed "viable"

Undersea link to export WA solar to Indonesia deemed “viable”

Proposal for 2000km sub-sea cable to export solar power from Pilbara and Kimberley to Indonesia described as financially viable, possible within decade.