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Solar's trillion-dollar market: Driven by EVs, microgrids and cost parity for storage

Solar’s trillion-dollar market: Driven by EVs, microgrids and cost parity for storage

Solar is expected to be a $US1 trillion market within five years, driven by EV uptake, micro-grids and corporate purchases, and as unsubsidised solar and storage reaches cost parity with the grid in most major markets.

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Australia’s Greatcell signs MOU with JinkoSolar for perovskite cells

Australia’s Greatcell signs MOU with JinkoSolar for perovskite cells

Under a non-exclusive MOU with JinkoSolar, Greatcell will make developmental perovskite cells available for further evaluation.

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SolarReserve Receives Environmental approval for  390 megawatt solar thermal facility with storage in Chile

SolarReserve Receives Environmental approval for 390 megawatt solar thermal facility with storage in Chile

Likana Solar Energy Project in the Antofagasta region will provide reliable, non-intermittent electricity from solar energy 24-hours a day.

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Google creates “Dandelion” to promote geothermal energy

Google creates “Dandelion” to promote geothermal energy

Google’s new company Dandelion will attempt to do for residential heating and cooling what SolarCity has done for rooftop solar.

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Base-cost renewables: When wind and solar finally kill coal

Base-cost renewables: When wind and solar finally kill coal

BNEF says building new solar plants will be cheaper than shovelling coal into existing coal generators within 15 years. This will trigger a complete re-make of the energy system, and a share of wind and solar far beyond that contemplated by the Finkel Review.

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Know your NEM: Generator Reliability Option might be dumb idea

Know your NEM: Generator Reliability Option might be dumb idea

The COAG endorsement of the Finkel Review (apart from the CET) won’t mean much in the short term, but the generator reliability option might be a dumb idea. Meantime, smart companies are showing how to save costs with solar and storage.

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Porsche installs $900,000 Solar pylon & 1st high-power EV supercharger

Porsche installs $900,000 Solar pylon & 1st high-power EV supercharger

Porsche’s new corporate banner in its Berlin HQ is made up of 8,000 solar cells that will generate enough to meet energy needs of entire building.

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Nashville factory to become the first solar powered facility for Husqvarna Group

Nashville factory to become the first solar powered facility for Husqvarna Group

Husqvarna Group is building its first solar power generating facility at its current injection molding site in Nashville, Arkansas, USA. The new facility is expected to reduce the CO2 footprint by approximately 1,000 tons in the first year of operation and approximately 25,000 tons over the expected 25 year life of the facility.

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Record half year for rooftop solar after another bumper month

Record half year for rooftop solar after another bumper month

Australia records highest installation rate for rooftop solar in six months to June, as homes and businesses prepare for soaring grid charges.

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SOLARWATT and Fronius to enter partnership to promote international sales Dresden,

SOLARWATT and Fronius to enter partnership to promote international sales Dresden,

This partnership will include a global distribution agreement, the inclusion of partner products in the respective portfolios, as well as joint research and development activities.

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Coal giant Vattenfall creates solar plus storage business unit

Coal giant Vattenfall creates solar plus storage business unit

Swedish power utility ramps renewable energy activity in recent weeks, spinning out a new photovoltaics & battery business unit from its business area wind.