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Solar can power African homes for $56 per year, says IRENA

Solar can power African homes for $56 per year, says IRENA

Solar’s increasing affordability is making it a popular energy source in many parts of Africa, finds IRENA.

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How the jaw-dropping fall in solar prices will change energy markets

How the jaw-dropping fall in solar prices will change energy markets

The jaw-dropping bids for a massive solar plant in Abu Dhabi will help change the thinking about the future of energy markets. The price offered is one third the cost of local gas generation, and one fifth of the cost of the proposed new nuclear plant in the UK.

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Solar price hits record low of 2.42c/kWh, and may fall further

Solar price hits record low of 2.42c/kWh, and may fall further

JinkoSolar smashes solar cost record with a bid of 2.42c/kWh in an Abu Dhabi tender. But it’s not just the cost of solar PV that is falling dramatically, other technologies such as offshore wind and solar towers and storage are also coming down quickly, a big boost for climate action.

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Are retailers failing to properly value rooftop solar generation?

Are retailers failing to properly value rooftop solar generation?

According to the Victorian pricing authority – yes they are. But is this a “market failure” that justifies regulatory intervention, or are we missing something?

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Selecting storage solutions in residential PV systems

Selecting storage solutions in residential PV systems

Combining PV with a storage solution, homeowners gain from a variety of possibilities and benefits. However, it is important to know how to select the right kind of storage solution..

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CarbonTracker declares renewable power as today’s cheapest option

CarbonTracker declares renewable power as today’s cheapest option

New analysis makes bold claim that renewable power generation costs are already lower on average worldwide than generation costs of fossil fuels.

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darling downs origin energy

Origin seeks to build major portfolio of large scale solar plants

Origin Energy plans major portfolio of large scale solar plants after winning government funds for 103MW solar farm next to its Darling Downs gas-fired generator.

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Most Australians think their solar panels are made in Australia. They're not

Most Australians think their solar panels are made in Australia. They’re not

Many Australians think their solar panels were made in Australia, and nearly half expect pay-back on investment within 5 years.

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In time, all cars will be electric, driverless and running on renewables

In time, all cars will be electric, driverless and running on renewables

Whether EVs will be charged from rooftop panels – as Tesla etc would like it – or from a network of charging stations – as utilities would like it – it is only a matter of time.

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QUT becomes first Queensland University to its dump fossil fuel investments

QUT becomes first Queensland University to its dump fossil fuel investments

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) will divest its $300 million endowment fund from fossil fuel companies.

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ZEN Energy targets “strong” battery demand with new residential products

ZEN Energy targets “strong” battery demand with new residential products

ZEN Energy says it hopes to meet “strong demand” for home battery storage with two new smaller, cheaper systems.