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Origin sells 30MW NSW wind farm for $72m

Origin sells 30MW NSW wind farm for $72m

Origin Energy inks deal to sell 30MW Cullerin Range Wind Farm to DUET Group subsidiary for $72m, as part of $800m asset divestment program.

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Origin Energy says storage will trigger new wave of solar installations

Origin Energy says storage will trigger new wave of solar installations

Origin expects battery storage to spark a new wave of rooftop solar installations, but not until the costs of storage falls. And that could be a while.

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Origin signs 13-year PPA for new 100MW solar farm in Queensland

Origin signs 13-year PPA for new 100MW solar farm in Queensland

Origin signs 13-year purchase agreement to help develop 100MW solar farm in north Queensland with Spanish group FRV.

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Australia could be world leader in solar-powered electric vehicles

Australia could be world leader in solar-powered electric vehicles

Major utility says Australia could be world leader in uptake of solar-powered electric vehicles. Using the high penetration of rooftop solar, it recommends a series of initiatives to increase volumes and drive down prices. Brown coal generators are also in its sights.

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Origin awards contract for 200MW Queensland solar farm

Origin awards contract for 200MW Queensland solar farm

Origin Energy has awarded a design and engineering contract for a 200MW solar farm in Queensland, which would be Australia’s largest.

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Interview: Origin's Grant King on big solar, small solar, plunging fossil fuels

Interview: Origin’s Grant King on big solar, small solar, plunging fossil fuels

Origin Energy CEO talks plunging cost of big solar, growth in rooftop solar, battery storage, and some key ongoing industry issues.

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Origin: World moving quickly to renewables as solar costs plunge

Origin: World moving quickly to renewables as solar costs plunge

Origin Energy says large-scale solar projects now at $80/MWh in Australia; plans several big projects and aims to be No 1 in rooftop solar. Says it’s well placed for shift to renewables because it has no “legacy assets” to protect. But falling oil price still a concern for LNG.

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Tesla Powerwall sales kick off in Australia as local installers named

Tesla Powerwall sales kick off in Australia as local installers named

Sales of Tesla Powerwall begin in Australia as the first authorised resellers of the 7kWh battery are announced and launch their offers.

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Origin says it won’t fight against rooftop solar and storage

Origin says it won’t fight against rooftop solar and storage

Origin Energy says it won’t fight against new technologies such as rooftop solar and battery storage, but it remains committed to its major gas play – a multi-billion bet that has seen its share price plunge as the international oil price tanked.

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Beginning of the end for fossil fuels? Panic sweeps global markets

Beginning of the end for fossil fuels? Panic sweeps global markets

Financial markets are finally catching up to the news: Fossil fuels are in decline in both transport and electricity, and the woes of VW and Glencore. Even the Bank of England has sounded a warning. Meanwhile, the likes of BHP, Origin and AGL are trying to convince investors that everything is OK.

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Solar is very cheap, but the model is broken, says Origin Energy

Solar is very cheap, but the model is broken, says Origin Energy

Origin Energy says solar is the cheapest form of energy for households, but warns that sub-standard systems – particularly inverters – are causing problems for consumers. It even suggested a “pink batts” moment could trigger the removal of remaining subsidies. But the company has also been at fault.