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Australian infrastructure manager launches $100m solar investment fund

Australian infrastructure manager launches $100m solar investment fund

Infrastructure manager launches $100 million solar investment fund in yet another sign that solar projects hitting the mainstream.

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How Ivanpah solar tower plant raised its performance in second year

How Ivanpah solar tower plant raised its performance in second year

In 2015, PG&E customers received about 97% of Ivanpah’s contracted electrons. But what exactly were the engineering challenges at Ivanpah – and why did they take a year to solve?

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UNSW takes out efficiency world record for revolutionary solar cell

UNSW takes out efficiency world record for revolutionary solar cell

A team from UNSW’s Australian Center for Advanced Photovoltaics has achieved a 7.6% efficiency record for a “full sized” CZTS PV cell.

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62 scientists ask Hunt to reverse closure of ARENA grant funding

62 scientists ask Hunt to reverse closure of ARENA grant funding

62 scientists write to Coalition asking it to abandon plans to strip grant funding from ARENA and de-fund the leading supporter of R&D in solar and other renewables.

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IKEA launches its home solar service

IKEA launches its home solar service

Solar panels can now be purchased at the IKEA “Solar Shops” and online.

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SunEdison fall from grace complete as it files for bankruptcy protection

SunEdison fall from grace complete as it files for bankruptcy protection

Former solar giant SunEdison has filed for US bankruptcy protection, the culmination of a dramatic downward spiral variously attributed to hubris, overreaching ambition and a mismanaged acquisition strategy.

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Rooftop solar gets cheaper finance with first green bond in Australia

Rooftop solar gets cheaper finance with first green bond in Australia

Rooftop solar enters green bond market in Australia, in move that could lower finance costs for rooftop solar and battery storage.

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Another global solar giant to launch battery storage product in Australia

Another global solar giant to launch battery storage product in Australia

Chinese solar giant GCL Poly to become big international to use Australia as global launch of residential battery storage product.

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Solar panels that generate power, rain or shine

Solar panels that generate power, rain or shine

Chinese researchers add graphene layer to solar cell that allows it to generate electricity from salt ions in rain water, as well as from sunshine.

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Alice Springs: Solar city at centre of a fossil fuel controversy

Alice Springs: Solar city at centre of a fossil fuel controversy

Alice Springs has highest solar penetration in Australia, but how much solar can it bear? According to the conservative Northern Territory government, not a panel more. And it says renewable energy causes cables to overload, heat up, “melt, collide and fail.” So, it is investing in a new gas plant.

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San Francisco to require rooftop solar on all new buildings

San Francisco to require rooftop solar on all new buildings

San Francisco on Tuesday became California’s first major city to mandate solar installations on new buildings.