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Category: Solar

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Tesla adds energy monitoring to mobile app ahead of Powerwall 2 delivery

Tesla adds energy monitoring to mobile app ahead of Powerwall 2 delivery

Tesla mobile app update allows Powerwall owners to monitor and manage their solar and battery storage “power flow”.

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Solar terawatts: How to increase solar capacity 50-fold over next 15 years

Solar terawatts: How to increase solar capacity 50-fold over next 15 years

New paper looks at the barriers to deploying multiple terawatts of solar PV and what can be done to overcome them.

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Kentucky coal company to build state’s largest solar farm on old coal mine

Kentucky coal company to build state’s largest solar farm on old coal mine

Coal company located in eastern Kentucky says it will build the largest solar farm in Appalachia.

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The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives

The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives

Just how long can the Australian government and gas industry continue the charade that there might be a solution to surging domestic gas prices? It beggars belief that business is not following lead of households and smaller commercial users and investing in cheap and cleaner alternatives for power and heat.

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Queensland wants "huge renewables hub" built near major coal port

Queensland wants “huge renewables hub” built near major coal port

Queensland government calls for expressions of interest to develop up to 450MW of large-scale solar, wind or biofuels near Gladstone coal port.

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Carnegie raises $18m for Northam solar farm and micro-grids

Carnegie raises $18m for Northam solar farm and micro-grids

Carnegie to accelerate pipeline of large scale solar farms and renewable-based micro-grids after securing $18m in capital raising – three times its original target.

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SolarQ plans 350MW solar farm with storage in south-east Queensland

SolarQ plans 350MW solar farm with storage in south-east Queensland

SolarQ – comprising fossil fuel industry veterans – plans huge solar farm and battery storage in Queensland in yet another sign that the industry is looking to new technologies to solve old problems. The solar and storage will effectively replace gas peaking plant and deal with massive “flex” in local demand.

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Graph of Day: Germany reaches 51% renewables

Graph of Day: Germany reaches 51% renewables

Renewable energy accounts for 51 per cent of German electricity production for whole week, with total for year to date at 36.5 per cent.

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Offshore wind costs maintain falling trend in Germany, Denmark, Holland

Offshore wind costs maintain falling trend in Germany, Denmark, Holland

Competitive auctions are causing developers to drop their expectations for government subsidies for off-shore wind projects.

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Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

First-quarter decline in investment reflects partly falling cost of capital for renewables, allowing investors to install same capacity for less cash.

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U.S. wind, solar prices on downward slope, even without tax credits

U.S. wind, solar prices on downward slope, even without tax credits

By the early 2020s, unsubsidized wind and solar prices will beat the Variable Costs of Operating Coal and Natural Gas Plants