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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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A small win for rooftop solar as Victorian regulator outlines fairer tariffs

A small win for rooftop solar as Victorian regulator outlines fairer tariffs

Victoria regulator makes landmark decision on solar feed in tariffs that could have implications for other states. But does it go far enough?

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Australia says it leads R&D on renewables grid integration

Australia says it leads R&D on renewables grid integration

Latest stocktake on projects investigating distributed renewables’ impact on centralised electricity grids shows Australia leading the way.

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Solar and the new (democratic) energy economy

Solar and the new (democratic) energy economy

Solar power is the spark to energize a new energy economy from the bottom up.

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Arizona public service enters the rooftop solar business

Arizona public service enters the rooftop solar business

After a long fight with the solar industry, APS now wants to get into the solar business itself. Industry reactions are mixed.

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Hawaii passes point of no return on distributed generation

Hawaii passes point of no return on distributed generation

Hawaii’s governor lays out the reality of the state’s grid: “The energy Rubicon has been crossed. There is no turning back.”

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Solar tariffs: An enormous question for ‘solar choice’

Solar tariffs: An enormous question for ‘solar choice’

Distributed solar power production is under fire. In nearly 1 of 3 US states, utility companies are trying to undermine policies that make it economical to produce energy from a solar panel instead of buying it from a utility.

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Solar supporters declare open season on utilities’ duck chart

Solar supporters declare open season on utilities’ duck chart

The Duck chart is the latest file to be shared around the energy nerdocracy as utilities cry ‘fowl’ on distributed solar.

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Could Minnesota’s 'value of solar' make everyone a winner?

Could Minnesota’s ‘value of solar’ make everyone a winner?

In Minnesota, a new method of contracting now in place could change the relationship between solar-producing customers and their electric utility.

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Why the potential for grid defection matters

Why the potential for grid defection matters

Today’s utility business models and regulatory environment don’t incentivize the rapid evolution of solar and energy storage. That needs to change.

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Will distributed energy be one-third of US power supply by 2020?

Research suggests distributed energy may account for on-third of total US electricity supply by 2020 – and mostly from two highly un-sexy technologies.