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Tag: "ARENA"

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Video: Wind, solar cheaper than coal and gas, so let's get on with it

Video: Wind, solar cheaper than coal and gas, so let’s get on with it

ARENA CEO tells Senate Committee new wind and solar power generation is already, on average, cheaper than existing fossil fuel generation on the NEM.

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Clean Energy Seed Fund raises $26m – a "vote of confidence" in sector

Clean Energy Seed Fund raises $26m – a “vote of confidence” in sector

Clean Energy Innovation Fund completes $26m capital raising, easily surpassing its $20 million target with help from some big investors.

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ARENA opens $20m funding round for next generation solar PV

ARENA opens $20m funding round for next generation solar PV

ARENA switches focus of solar PV support back to R&D, in bid to achieve more cost savings and ensure solar can provide nearly one third of Australia’s electricity within 15 years.

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AEMO looks at smarter ways to deal with extreme peaks and heatwaves

AEMO looks at smarter ways to deal with extreme peaks and heatwaves

In what’s being called a “breakthrough moment”, AEMO and ARENA team up to provide 100MW demand response capacity to meet next summer’s critical peaks. The program will focus on technologies like solar and storage in a way previously ignored by policy makers.

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How cheap is solar? Cheap enough to cool the air outside

How cheap is solar? Cheap enough to cool the air outside

Solar is cheap enough for homeowners to use it to power air conditioners to cool outdoor verandahs. The big challenge, ARENA says, is integration into the grid. The technology is there, but rules, regulations and business models will have to change.

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12 from 12: ARENA's big solar plans take off across the country

12 from 12: ARENA’s big solar plans take off across the country

ARENA says its large-scale solar program brought down costs to match wind energy five years ahead of expectations.

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Solar PV could provide 30% of power needs by 2030, ARENA says

Solar PV could provide 30% of power needs by 2030, ARENA says

ARENA says solar PV could account for 30% of Australia’s power needs by 2030, as it unveils its new investment priorities – storage and reliability, solar innovation, energy productivity and renewable energy exports. Also, expect an announcement on solar thermal soon.

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Another 47MW of solar farms reach financial close in Queensland

Another 47MW of solar farms reach financial close in Queensland

Canadian Solar’s Oakey and Longreach projects to begin construction this month, after reaching financial close with help from CEFC.

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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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South Australia swamped by 90 battery storage proposals

South Australia swamped by 90 battery storage proposals

The South Australian government’s ground breaking battery storage tender has generated a huge response from interested parties, with more than 90 proposals submitted in the first fact-finding round, indicating the massive possibilities with the technology.

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Battery storage already competitive with pumped hydro, says ARENA

Battery storage already competitive with pumped hydro, says ARENA

ARENA says battery storage as cheap as pumped hydro – for smaller storage projects. But both will be needed in a high renewable grid.