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Category: Solar

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Video: Tom Gleeson on rooftop solar, and ridiculous retailer business models

Video: Tom Gleeson on rooftop solar, and ridiculous retailer business models

A comedian’s take on the “ridiculous” energy market business model, the win-lose equation of rooftop solar, and why our PM is the wind turbine that won’t spin.

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Households will be at centre of Australia's transition to 100% renewables

Households will be at centre of Australia’s transition to 100% renewables

CSIRO and network owners say key driver of shift to 100% renewables will not be wind farms or solar parks, but rooftop solar and battery storage installed by homes and business. This can and should be done – but policy, and politics, need to change.

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Why age of populism won't derail future of solar, wind and EVs

Why age of populism won’t derail future of solar, wind and EVs

Despite the climate-denying Trump Administration, and populist movements across the world, Michael Liebreich gave plenty of reasons to be optimistic about future of wind, solar and Evs.

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Australian solar capacity now 6GW, to double again by 2020

Australian solar capacity now 6GW, to double again by 2020

Solar power capacity has reached 6GW in Australia, but it is just the start, with numbers expected to double by 2020 and rise ten-fold by 2040 as solar becomes the dominant provider of electricity in Australia – and potentially an export fuel as well.

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Monash Uni tenders for new wind or solar farm in Australian first

Monash Uni tenders for new wind or solar farm in Australian first

Monash Uni offers long-term contract for 55GWh of new wind or solar in Australia’s biggest non-government renewables tender, to date.

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Innovation: Southern Cross tips $2m into "IoT" start-up Wattwatchers

Innovation: Southern Cross tips $2m into “IoT” start-up Wattwatchers

Southern Cross VC fund backs NSW-based “internet of things” energy data company Wattwatchers.

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Saudi Arabia to offer more than 1GW of solar & wind in new tender

Saudi Arabia to offer more than 1GW of solar & wind in new tender

The plans are part of the Saudi Arabia’s recently-announced intention to grow its renewable energy sources and spur development of wind and solar.

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Solar juggernaut marches on as costs continue to fall

Solar juggernaut marches on as costs continue to fall

Deutsch Bank becomes latest to revise up its near-term global solar forecast, off the back of further reduction in costs and a potential post-Trump “gold rush” in the US market.

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South Australia heading to 80% wind and solar by 2021/22

South Australia heading to 80% wind and solar by 2021/22

Scenarios by Australian Market Operator suggest wind and solar could be capable of providing 80 per cent of South Australia’s electricity demand within 5 years.

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Substation works commence to help deliver one of Australia’s largest solar farms

Substation works commence to help deliver one of Australia’s largest solar farms

Powerlink has commenced work to expand its Clare South substation to help deliver one of Australia’s largest solar farms.

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Industrial bulk-buy could open path for more wind and solar projects

Industrial bulk-buy could open path for more wind and solar projects

A bulk-buy tender by big industrial users – fed up with soaring cost of electricity in South Australia, and the power of retailers – could open door to wind and solar and kick-start the corporate market for large-scale renewables in Australia.