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Solar power does work - and a lot better than we thought

Solar power does work – and a lot better than we thought

Data from Australia’s solar farms show that utility-scale solar is working better than expected and is a lot more productive than official government forecasts suggest. And most new solar farms should have tracking devices to follow the sun.

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Large-scale solar could meet two-thirds of Australia's renewable target

Large-scale solar could meet two-thirds of Australia’s renewable target

First Solar’s Jack Curtis says “aggressive” investor appetite for Australian big solar could see it deliver up to 4GW of remaining RET.

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Graph of the Day: Broken Hill Solar Plant achieves full generation

Graph of the Day: Broken Hill Solar Plant achieves full generation

Australia’s second largest solar plant has achieved full capacity, sending 53 MW of renewable energy into the National Electricity Market.

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Broken Hill 53MW solar plant nears full generation, as last PV modules installed

Broken Hill 53MW solar plant nears full generation, as last PV modules installed

AGL’s 53MW Broken Hill solar farm on track to be fully operational by end 2015, after First Solar installed last of the NSW project’s PV modules.

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Rio Tinto switches on largest solar plant at Australian mine

Rio Tinto switches on largest solar plant at Australian mine

Rio Tinto switches on largest solar facility to date at an off-grid mine in Australia. More solar and battery storage to follow.

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First Solar says utility solar market in Australia poised for growth

First Solar says utility solar market in Australia poised for growth

First Solar says tenders from two governments, one agency, and one retailer suggests large scale solar market is about to take off in Australia.

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Solar Star, largest PV power plant in the world, now operational

Solar Star, largest PV power plant in the world, now operational

579 megawatts on-line in Antelope Valley, built by SunPower and now owned by BHE Renewables

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First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, we’ll be under $1/watt fully installed’

First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, we’ll be under $1/watt fully installed’

CEO of First Solar cites 3 big trends in solar power whilst speaking at the recent Edison Electric Institute meeting in New Orleans.

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Australia's biggest solar plant starts generating to the grid

Australia’s biggest solar plant starts generating to the grid

First 25MW from Nyngan, Australia’s largest solar farm, start feeding into the national grid.

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Apple to power giant new data centres with wind and storage

Apple to power giant new data centres with wind and storage

Apple is spending €1.7bn on two new data centers in Ireland and Denmark, each run entirely on renewable energy, and will test wind storage systems.

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Dubai shatters solar price records - lowest ever!

Dubai shatters solar price records – lowest ever!

Saudi Arabia conglomerates bid under 6c/kWh – without subsidies – in Dubai tender for large scale solar, the lowest seen in the world to date.