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Australian solar PV installations hit the 5 gigawatt mark

Australian solar PV installations hit the 5 gigawatt mark

Solar power in Australia has grown to 5 gigawatts and was the largest source of new power in the country in 2015. It now represents 9% of Australia’s total electricity generation capacity.

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Telstra takes on energy utilities with home solar and storage plan

Telstra takes on energy utilities with home solar and storage plan

Telstra hires Powershop boss Ben Burge to lead new team focusing on solar and battery storage, and how to take on traditional energy utilities by offering home energy services as part of a data and phone bundled package.

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Qld urged to ignore benefits of wind and solar and rethink renewables target

Qld urged to ignore benefits of wind and solar and rethink renewables target

Queensland Productivity Commission warns QRET will cost $10.8bn in subsidies, based on a study in which the benefits of new renewable energy are studiously ignored.

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Queensland inquiry's big fail on rooftop solar and battery storage

Queensland inquiry’s big fail on rooftop solar and battery storage

Imagine you are a government, or pricing regulator, or independent advisory body charged with addressing the soaring cost of electricity: Where would you focus your efforts – on the biggest source of those price surges, or a minor addition labelled green?

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Lockheed Martin signs its first major renewables deal for 30MW of solar

Lockheed Martin signs its first major renewables deal for 30MW of solar

Earlier this week, aerospace, defense, and advanced technology company Lockheed Martin announced that it had concluded a deal to buy 30 MW of solar power.

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Graph of the Day: Why solar power is taking over the world

Graph of the Day: Why solar power is taking over the world

For anyone who is in doubt about the incredible journey solar power has taken in past decade, this graph offers a stunning reminder.

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Wind and solar power boom worldwide

Wind and solar power boom worldwide

Global installation figures are rolling in for wind and PV, and they look fantastic. The future is also bright, with the forecast for further growth.

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Australia should follow Obama’s solar SunShot

Australia should follow Obama’s solar SunShot

Turnbull should be excited by the U.S govt’s US$36m investment to turn solar PV and storage batteries into a new kind of virtual power source.

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What comes after solar PV? BIPV

What comes after solar PV? BIPV

Why build a roof and then add solar panels to that roof? Why not simply make the roof and the solar panels one and the same?

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US could cut power emissions 78% by 2030 using existing technology, says study

US could cut power emissions 78% by 2030 using existing technology, says study

The US could construct a nationwide energy infrastructure that cuts carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 80%, says a study in Nature Climate Change.

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Graph of the Day: Global solar PV demand up 34% in 2015

Graph of the Day: Global solar PV demand up 34% in 2015

GTM Research report says 59GW solar PV installed in 2015, a 34% increase on 2014 thanks to “huge upswing” driven by US government support.