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Donald Trump betrays total ignorance of solar, energy market dynamics

Donald Trump betrays total ignorance of solar, energy market dynamics

Trump says solar is expensive and has 30-year payback time: “All I’m going to do is free up the coal,” he said in first major energy speech.

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Why community-scale solar is solar electricity market’s latest darling

Why community-scale solar is solar electricity market’s latest darling

Community solar is being proposed as a bridge to a more comprehensive value-based pricing system for distributed generation.

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Optimised inverters key to cutting soft costs of solar PV

Optimised inverters key to cutting soft costs of solar PV

With the state of PV market, installers can find it more difficult to stay profitable. Inverter selection can be key to this process..

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ACT reports 15 bids, "impressive prices" for latest 200MW wind + solar auction

ACT reports 15 bids, “impressive prices” for latest 200MW wind + solar auction

ACT says receives more than 1,000MW of wind and solar proposals and “impressive” prices in latest renewable energy auction.

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Brookings Institute: net-metered solar a net benefit to all utility customers

Brookings Institute: net-metered solar a net benefit to all utility customers

Prestigious Washington think tank’s analysis shows broad consensus that net metering is benefiting utility customers who do not employ solar PV.

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World’s first public transport system to run on solar

World’s first public transport system to run on solar

Chile’s Santiago Metro has signed a PPA for supply of 300GWh annually of solar energy for public transport, making it the world’s first.

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Is 2 cent solar possible? Depends on how long a panel can last

Is 2 cent solar possible? Depends on how long a panel can last

New analysis by Germany’s Photon Magazine says solar might be cheapest source of electricity already today – not in sunny regions, but in cloudy Germany.

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Networks discover that rooftop solar is no longer the enemy

Networks discover that rooftop solar is no longer the enemy

Australian network operators have had an epiphany. The future lies in solar and storage and smart technologies, and the utilities have to cater for customer needs. But is too late?

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Revealed: Ausgrid’s strategy to keep solar customers confused

Revealed: Ausgrid’s strategy to keep solar customers confused

Considering installing rooftop solar? Here’s a look at what people need to know if they want to install a system in the Ausgrid Electricity Network area.

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South Australia launches biggest solar + storage trial to defray network costs

South Australia launches biggest solar + storage trial to defray network costs

South Australia network operator to subsidise installation of 100 Tesla and Samsung batteries in Adelaide suburb to show how solar and storage can save on network costs. It is the biggest trial of its type in Australia and could signal the future of network management.

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Energy market is telling Queensland government to wake up

Energy market is telling Queensland government to wake up

Queensland is facing an electricity supply shortage and more price spikes. The government should be encouraging more battery storage in homes and businesses.