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Solar pioneer David Mills’ life in the burbs – with PV, two EVs, and battery storage

Solar pioneer David Mills’ life in the burbs – with PV, two EVs, and battery storage

Solar pioneer David Mills says if he can do it, almost anyone can. And by doing “it”, he means powering his house and his two electric vehicles largely through rooftop solar, and storing excess output in battery storage

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Solar accounts for 2.2 per cent of US electricity generation in April

Solar accounts for 2.2 per cent of US electricity generation in April

Solar power accounts for 2.2 per cent of total generation in the US in April, a jump of 63% over the previous year.

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Solar's new sweet spot: Low cost, compact PV plants at $1/watt

Solar’s new sweet spot: Low cost, compact PV plants at $1/watt

New solar plant in Queensland will be built at less than half the cost modelled in the Finkel Review, and give a payback to investors in less than 5 years. Small is beautiful for large scale solar.

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Investing trillions in electricity’s sunny future

Investing trillions in electricity’s sunny future

NNEF has just published its fourth annual New Energy Outlook with electricity’s future looking sunny — and windy, too — to the tune of trillions of dollars of new investment.

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Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Falling technology costs and yet another hike in electricity prices are combining to make rooftop solar an economic no-brainer for most Australian households and businesses. Just ask Cory Bernardi.

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Wind, solar account for 10% of US generation for first time

Wind, solar account for 10% of US generation for first time

For the first time, wind and solar exceeded 10% of total electricity generation in the US for the month of March.

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What do consumers get out of the Finkel blueprint?

What do consumers get out of the Finkel blueprint?

The short answer is, not a lot. Finkel promises savings of $92 a year by 2030, but most customer bills are going to jump $300 a year next month. Nothing much will change until utilities can match the cost of new technologies, rather than hiding behind regulatory barriers.

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Donald Trump sparks a new American climate change movement

Donald Trump sparks a new American climate change movement

It’s been a week since President Trump announced he was pulling US out of Paris Agreement. In that time, a remarkable transformation has taken place.

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Why 2.6GWh of battery storage is achievable in next few years

Why 2.6GWh of battery storage is achievable in next few years

It has been argued that the CSIRO’s report was “a stitch up” for renewables, and very obviously designed to downplay the benefits, even though almost every scenario the role of renewables resulted in benefits..

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We should be excited about Endeavour Energy's shift to local networks

We should be excited about Endeavour Energy’s shift to local networks

Endeavor Energy shift to local network ownership is the most sensible and exciting development we have seen for sometime in Australia’s energy market transition.

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Endeavour pushes into micro-grids as industry takes "360° turn"

Endeavour pushes into micro-grids as industry takes “360° turn”

Endeavour says network ownership could turn 360° and revert to local councils and communities, as it seeks tender for solar and storage micro-grid.