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Category: Solar

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5GW battery storage: How households can stabilise the grid

5GW battery storage: How households can stabilise the grid

Reposit Power says home battery storage the key to Australia’s energy security puzzle, not grid-scale applications.

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Origin gas deal brings mothballed Pelican Point back online

Origin gas deal brings mothballed Pelican Point back online

Mothballed Pelican Point power station fires up again after Origin agrees to sell it some gas and take its output, possibly giving opening to solar thermal.

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S.A. network says solar plus battery storage to cost just 15c/kWh

S.A. network says solar plus battery storage to cost just 15c/kWh

SAPN says price of rooftop solar and battery storage will fall to just 15c/kWh for households, less than half the cost of grid power.

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Rooftop solar finance group issues second green bond in Australia

Rooftop solar finance group issues second green bond in Australia

Credit finance group FlexiGroup issues second CEFC-backed green bond to Australian market, tapping investor demand for residential rooftop solar and battery storage.

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Solar and battery storage set to power Victorian water plant

Solar and battery storage set to power Victorian water plant

North East Water launches tender for solar and battery storage system to power Yackandandah water treatment plant – testing the water for the entire national sector.

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Why first grid-connected solar PV didn’t destroy the grid

Why first grid-connected solar PV didn’t destroy the grid

First 3kW array had to pretend to be a coal-fired power station to get connected. But it didn’t destroy the grid, as utilities feared.

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Big solar conference: What does 2GW of solar thermal look like?

Big solar conference: What does 2GW of solar thermal look like?

As more wind and solar is introduced into the grid, more storage will be needed. SolarReserve has plans for a facility of up to 2GW in Nevada.

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How Horizon Power plans to remove world's biggest fossil fuel subsidy

How Horizon Power plans to remove world’s biggest fossil fuel subsidy

WA utility plans to eliminate $250 million subsidy – which amounts to $5,000 a year for each customer – with a focus on solar, battery storage and micro-grids to dramatically reduce the need for fossil fuels such as gas and diesel.

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ARENA-backed Manildra Solar Farm reaches financial close

ARENA-backed Manildra Solar Farm reaches financial close

First Solar’s 48.5MW Manildra Solar Farm in regional NSW becomes latest from ARENA’s large-scale solar round to reach financial close.

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Fear and loathing about renewable grid in Coober Pedy

Fear and loathing about renewable grid in Coober Pedy

The town of Coober Pedy is in uproar. What should have been a positive plan to shift to a renewable-focused mini-grid based around wind and solar and storage is causing outrage in the community, and embarrassment to the developer, and the federal agency that backed it.

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How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.