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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.

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Australian big solar PPAs heading to $75/MWh, says ARENA

Australian big solar PPAs heading to $75/MWh, says ARENA

Contracts for large scale solar farms in Australia heading to $70-75/MWh for projects starting construction in 2018.

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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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Solar monitoring company wins $2.1m ARENA grant

Solar monitoring company wins $2.1m ARENA grant

Solar Analytics awarded $2.1m grant funding from ARENA to fast-track its household solar monitoring technology.

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Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Industry and govt set to pilot Decentralised Energy Exchange – “deX” – for trading locally generated and stored rooftop solar power to support the grid.

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World's largest virtual power plant trial a big hit with SA consumers

World’s largest virtual power plant trial a big hit with SA consumers

AGL Energy says SA virtual power plant well ahead of schedule after 150 first round battery systems snapped up by consumers.