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Unsubsidised wind and solar competitive with coal, Lazard says

Unsubsidised wind and solar competitive with coal, Lazard says

Wind and solar power are set to be cost competitive with coal-fired stations, even without subsidies, says US investment bank Lazard.

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Stem banks $100M to finance no-money-down energy storage

Stem banks $100M to finance no-money-down energy storage

Stem, a behind-the-meter energy storage startup, raised $100m to finance distributed energy storage at commercial and industrial customers.

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Only solar PV is exceeding expectations for clean energy

Only solar PV is exceeding expectations for clean energy

IEA estimates on costs of solar PV are getting more realistic, but they still overplay investment costs.

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US solar industry nears 16GW of installed capacity

US solar industry nears 16GW of installed capacity

U.S. solar market hit a major milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than a half-million homes and businesses now generating solar energy.

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China paves way for leasing as it lays foundations for solar boom

China paves way for leasing as it lays foundations for solar boom

China has released new policies that will encourage leasing and a boom in distributed generation as an alternative to centralised plants.

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Breaking bad; solar businesses restructuring for survival

Breaking bad; solar businesses restructuring for survival

Solar businesses in Australia are rapidly structuring – mostly around financing models with some interesting new players.

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Coal found guilty in case of energy generation vs birds

Coal found guilty in case of energy generation vs birds

U.S. News has investigated just how many birds are killed by different energy sources each year, and the figures do not look good for coal utilities.

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Would you rather own or lease your rooftop solar?

Would you rather own or lease your rooftop solar?

Own or lease your rooftop solar? Homeowners in Australia and the United States take opposite approaches.

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Can decentralised energy make America’s power grid blackout-proof?

Can decentralised energy make America’s power grid blackout-proof?

Decentralizing the grid through distributed energy resources could be the best way to improving the grid’s reliability and resilience.

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UNSW students smash electric car world speed record

UNSW students smash electric car world speed record

Students from UNSW’s Sunswift team break the electric car world record for speed over a distance of 500km/h.

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Solar pays its way on networks. It's no free rider

Solar pays its way on networks. It’s no free rider

Research shows rooftop solar exports are higher than most estimates, which means most systems are paying network fees for well over half their generation.