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How an outback town proposes to switch off fossil fuels

How an outback town proposes to switch off fossil fuels

The outback town Coober Pedy in remote South Australia will be able to turn off its fossil fuel generators for at least half of the year.

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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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NSW Labor wants mandatory solar tariffs, households to trade

NSW Labor wants mandatory solar tariffs, households to trade

NSW Labor wants mandatory tariffs for solar exports, opportunity for households to trade electricity, and a focus on decentralized generation.

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Solar, wind power aid unprecedented halt in global emissions

Solar, wind power aid unprecedented halt in global emissions

For first time, the rise in global greenhouse gas emissions has stopped, even as economic growth continues. The IEA credits the impact of solar and wind energy, and hydro. Others say it increases chances of a climate deal in Paris, as people understand a solution is at hand.

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Hybrid solar costs and battery storage

Hybrid solar costs and battery storage

With a plethora of battery storage products about to, or already hitting the market – 2015 is surely bringing in the age of hybrid solar.

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And the winner is….. distributed solar generation

And the winner is….. distributed solar generation

One common myth we hear is that high solar penetration rates are devastating for the network, but solar doesn’t wreck things, it just changes things.

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What do solar anti-dumping tariffs mean for Australia?

What do solar anti-dumping tariffs mean for Australia?

The results of an investigation into anti-Dumping claims over the importation of Chinese PV products could pose a new challenge for the Australian solar industry.

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Alice Springs could add 10MW of solar to bring penetration to 26%

Alice Springs could add 10MW of solar to bring penetration to 26%

ARENA-backed study shows how 10MW of extra solar power can be added to a relatively small grid without adversely affecting supply stability.

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US solar generation doubled in 2014, renewable output grew 11%

US solar generation doubled in 2014, renewable output grew 11%

And that’s not counting rooftop solar or distributed renewables.

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Solar parity coming faster than expected to US cities

Solar parity coming faster than expected to US cities

The rapidly falling cost of solar is making solar more economical in more big cities in the US than many people expected, and way sooner than anyone thought.

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Canterbury Bulldogs sign up solar company for major sponsorship

Canterbury Bulldogs sign up solar company for major sponsorship

Bulldogs coach Des Hasler sign up a solar sponsorship: “Its all about electricity and energy costs.”