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Category: Solar

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Rooftop solar changes unsettle industry, raising fears worse to come

Rooftop solar changes unsettle industry, raising fears worse to come

Confusion over RET regulation changes has revealed large cracks in the faith of the renewable energy industry, which – still recovering from the Abbott years – is spooked by the National Energy Guarantee, and possible future policy changes, just as the market is hitting its stride.

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Hear from Leading Solar Researchers in Melbourne in December 2017

Hear from Leading Solar Researchers in Melbourne in December 2017

The rate of change of progress is rapid and to stay current with the latest in technology developments and deployment, each year, Australia’s leading solar researchers get together in an annual conference, with international and regional colleagues.

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Sugar vs solar, round 2: 60MW Qld project stalls after opposition from cane farmers

Sugar vs solar, round 2: 60MW Qld project stalls after opposition from cane farmers

ESCO Pacific’s proposed 60MW Mirani Solar Farm has failed to win approval from the local council, after strong opposition from local sugar can growers.

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CWP proposes 250MW solar thermal + storage near Townsville

CWP proposes 250MW solar thermal + storage near Townsville

CWP Renewables proposes 250MW solar tower and storage project near Townsville, while SolarReserve looking at six different projects in Queensland.

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100% global renewable electricity more cost-effective than current system

100% global renewable electricity more cost-effective than current system

Making a global transition to 100% renewable electricity grid has long been a dream of many, and new research shows it is a viable reality.

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National Energy Guarantee's bizarre approach to reliability

National Energy Guarantee’s bizarre approach to reliability

The more we look at the NEG, the more bizarre it gets. And it seems disrespectful, or even arrogant, of the ESB to think an overnight thought bubble is going to be superior to carefully developed process in overseas markets.

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Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Big fossil-fuel-based utilities are overcharging their customers, going on a “’gorging spree” while they still can.

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Australia adds 107MW rooftop solar in October as 2017 heads for record year

Australia adds 107MW rooftop solar in October as 2017 heads for record year

Commercial solar growth helps push Australia’s total PV installs to 107MW in October, almost guaranteeing 1GW record for 2017.

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JinkoSolar claims record 23.5% efficiency for PERC solar cell

JinkoSolar claims record 23.5% efficiency for PERC solar cell

Jinko sets new efficiency record for PERC solar cell and sees big future in “half cell” modules.

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DP Energy trumps Gupta with 1.1GW of wind, solar and storage

DP Energy trumps Gupta with 1.1GW of wind, solar and storage

Irish company DP Energy unveils major expansion of its Port Augusta hybrid renewable energy park, adding another 300MW of solar and 400MW of battery storage, as South Australia continues to hurtle towards near 100 per cent renewable energy.

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We need to talk about rooftop solar

We need to talk about rooftop solar

So you’ve installed rooftop solar – but is it performing as well as you expected? A new APVI web-based survey aims to help improve the quality of PV system components, installations and system designs.