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Australia readies for big solar boom as PV costs continue fall

Australia readies for big solar boom as PV costs continue fall

A combination of price falls in the international markets, driven by increased scale of manufacturing, and falling costs in Australia, driven by the ARENA tender process, is expected to trigger a major rush in investment in large scale solar projects.

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Sun Brilliance to build Australia's biggest solar farm, by output

Sun Brilliance to build Australia’s biggest solar farm, by output

Australian company proposes 100MW solar farm with single axis tracking technology, going into “merchant market” with no additional grants.

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Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes

Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes

Community solar investor round in Sydney’s inner-west raised more than $17k in 9 minutes to put solar on the roof of a craft brewery in Newtown.

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Boost for WA solar uptake as government cuts red tape

Boost for WA solar uptake as government cuts red tape

WA govt removes barriers to third-party solar finance, opening the market to more consumers and suppliers.

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Fiddling the books on renewables while the planet burns

Fiddling the books on renewables while the planet burns

Labor’s support of Coalition raid on ARENA is direct attack on transition to renewable energy, on innovation, on jobs and on addressing global climate emergency.

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Solar and storage in apartment blocks: innovations and road blocks

Solar and storage in apartment blocks: innovations and road blocks

Solar and storage installations on Australian apartment blocks make up one of the largest and most rapidly growing sectors in our cities. So why aren’t we hearing more about them?

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Millennials want solar, storage, shared energy – and an app for all that

Millennials want solar, storage, shared energy – and an app for all that

A recent Accenture survey has asked Millennials – Australia’s second-largest cohort after Gen X – what they want from their energy providers. The answers are a clarion call to those utilities and retailers who still believe business-as-usual will do.

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The fall and fall of rooftop solar prices: four years of data

The fall and fall of rooftop solar prices: four years of data

After four years of tracking Australia’s rooftop solar system prices, we take a look back over our data at some of the noteworthy trends that have emerged over this period.

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Kangaroos add 200kW solar system at North Melbourne football HQ

Kangaroos add 200kW solar system at North Melbourne football HQ

AFL team Kangaroos will cut grid power consumption by nearly 25% with 200kW solar system installed at Nth Melbourne HQ.

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Danish university develops tungsten-based technique to capture broader solar wavelength

Danish university develops tungsten-based technique to capture broader solar wavelength

Technique developed at Aalborg University creates a component resistant to high temperatures and able to capture broader spectrum of solar irradiation.

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Origin's rooftop solar bet: Business wants it now, households wait for storage

Origin’s rooftop solar bet: Business wants it now, households wait for storage

Origin Energy bets that the solar market will be dominated by business demand in coming years, while households wait for battery storage costs to come down.