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CEFC loans Origin $100m to boost solar and storage offerings

CEFC loans Origin $100m to boost solar and storage offerings

CEFC commits $100 million to Origin Energy to help utility giant expand its offerings of rooftop solar and battery storage to consumers.

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Solar passes point of no return – in the sky, and on the ground

Solar passes point of no return – in the sky, and on the ground

The flight of Solar Impulse is a tale of sheer inspiration and daring in the clean energy space; why solar households smarter and more mobile than normal energy consumers; and a hollow “victory” for US coal on mercury emissions.

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France’s island solar + storage program presents €100m opportunity

France’s island solar + storage program presents €100m opportunity

France’s tender for 25 -50 MW of solar+storage projects on France’s islands and island territories will result in a market of around €100 million.

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Ergon imposes new limit on rooftop solar systems

Ergon imposes new limit on rooftop solar systems

Ergon introduces new limits on solar system inverters on its grid – down to 3.5kVa on its main network and zero on isolated networks.

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Abbott’s big push for solar as Coalition blows hard against wind

Abbott’s big push for solar as Coalition blows hard against wind

Tony Abbott excels in talking against things – such as carbon prices and wind energy – but can he talk up the solar industry. To do so, he will need the help of an institution he has vowed to dismantle. Meanwhile, the wind industry will have to deal with a commissioner for anecdotes.

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Wheat farmers help drive 20% boost in WA rooftop solar uptake

Wheat farmers help drive 20% boost in WA rooftop solar uptake

Strong uptake in farming areas has helped drive big increase in rooftop PV penetration in WA, and 4 postcodes now rank in Australian top 20.

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NSW, ACT households face big hike in cost of installing solar PV

NSW, ACT households face big hike in cost of installing solar PV

ACT and NSW utilities to boost metering charges for new solar installations by factor of nearly 10.

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Queensland pushes through massive rises in fixed electricity charges

Queensland pushes through massive rises in fixed electricity charges

Fixed charges to households surge, and may cost small business two-thirds of bill, as government-owned utilities move against solar, efficiency.

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Rooftop solar to overtake coal capacity in Australia by 2030

Rooftop solar to overtake coal capacity in Australia by 2030

AEMO says rooftop solar capacity to grow to as much as 25GW, overtaking coal capacity in next decade as big generators close and household and businesses invest billions in local generation.

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Record year for renewables in 2014 driven by supportive policy: report

Record year for renewables in 2014 driven by supportive policy: report

Renewables Global Status report says 2014 a record breaking year, where growing number of national and state renewable energy support policies drove the addition of around 135GW of new capacity. No thanks to Australia.

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Household and business rooftop solar PV forecasts - state by state

Household and business rooftop solar PV forecasts – state by state

AEMO’s state by state, medium and long term solar PV forecasts have been upgraded significantly from last year in almost every instance.