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Category: Solar

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Ex Hazelwood boss says solar + storage already cheaper than gas

Ex Hazelwood boss says solar + storage already cheaper than gas

Former Hazelwood boss says solar and battery storage already beats baseload gas on price, and says decisions to scrap carbon price and renewable energy target may have killed any new investment in fossil fuel generation.

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A fair price for rooftop solar? Try 10-18c/kWh

A fair price for rooftop solar? Try 10-18c/kWh

In the first of a three-part series, we explain what rooftop solar is really worth when all of its benefits are taken into account.

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Inaugurated one of Australia’s largest photovoltaic plants

Inaugurated one of Australia’s largest photovoltaic plants

The first PV plant in the country to use a solar tracking system.

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"Sun King" returns with ultralight, flexible PV to reshape solar market

“Sun King” returns with ultralight, flexible PV to reshape solar market

Sun King Zhengrong Shi returns to solar market with ultra-light and ultra-thin solar panels hailed as biggest change in solar market in decades. The new panels can be integrated into roofs and facades and he says are better option than Tesla’s “heavy and rigid” solar tiles.

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25 years on, solar industry finds itself in midst of historic moment

25 years on, solar industry finds itself in midst of historic moment

Australia’s solar pioneers gather to mark 25 years in industry. “We set out to change the world and it is now unassailably and permanently changed.”

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ABC's Uhlmann gets it wrong on renewables. Again

ABC’s Uhlmann gets it wrong on renewables. Again

ABC political editor continues ill-informed campaign against wind and solar, now claiming that 20% is the limit for wind energy.

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Carnegie Clean Energy to build 10MW solar farm in WA

Carnegie Clean Energy to build 10MW solar farm in WA

Carnegie kicks off Lendlease JV with 10MW solar plant in Northam, and with plans to add storage and “replicate it all over Australia.”

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Solar and storage boost? NSW households face 5c/kWh price rise

Solar and storage boost? NSW households face 5c/kWh price rise

Continued surge in NSW wholesale electricity costs could provide even more incentive for rooftop solar and storage.

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Pioneering solar firm Sungevity files for bankruptcy

Pioneering solar firm Sungevity files for bankruptcy

Four days after laying off an estimated 400 employees, Sungevity has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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AGL goes live with virtual power plant linking household battery storage

AGL goes live with virtual power plant linking household battery storage

First phase of AGL Energy’s Adelaide 5MW solar and storage VPP trial goes live, linking 60 battery storage systems.

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Alinta signs off-take for 42MW Collinsville Solar Farm

Alinta signs off-take for 42MW Collinsville Solar Farm

Alinta Energy – another of the retailer “naughty boys” on the RET – signs contract for output of Ratch Australia’s 42MW Collinsville Solar Farm.