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Australian solar capacity now 6GW, to double again by 2020

Australian solar capacity now 6GW, to double again by 2020

Solar power capacity has reached 6GW in Australia, but it is just the start – with numbers expected to double by 2020 and rise ten fold by 2040 as solar becomes the dominant provider of electricity in Australia – and potentially an export fuel as well.

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Saudi Arabia to offer more than 1GW of solar & wind in new tender

Saudi Arabia to offer more than 1GW of solar & wind in new tender

The plans are part of the Saudi Arabia’s recently-announced intention to grow its renewable energy sources and spur development of wind and solar.

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Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

UK goes without coal power for 24 hours; a first since start of industrial revolution, but set to become “more and more common.”

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Solar terawatts: How to increase solar capacity 50-fold over next 15 years

Solar terawatts: How to increase solar capacity 50-fold over next 15 years

New paper looks at the barriers to deploying multiple terawatts of solar PV and what can be done to overcome them.

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SolarQ plans 350MW solar farm with storage in south-east Queensland

SolarQ plans 350MW solar farm with storage in south-east Queensland

SolarQ – comprising fossil fuel industry veterans – plans huge solar farm and battery storage in Queensland in yet another sign that the industry is looking to new technologies to solve old problems. The solar and storage will effectively replace gas peaking plant and deal with massive “flex” in local demand.

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Capital idea: Should utilities invest in the old or the new?

Capital idea: Should utilities invest in the old or the new?

As centralised and distributed energy markets continue to diverge, can the curse of capital allocation be managed in a way that creates value (or at least minimises loss) for shareholders?

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Offshore wind costs maintain falling trend in Germany, Denmark, Holland

Offshore wind costs maintain falling trend in Germany, Denmark, Holland

Competitive auctions are causing developers to drop their expectations for government subsidies for off-shore wind projects.

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U.S. wind, solar prices on downward slope, even without tax credits

U.S. wind, solar prices on downward slope, even without tax credits

By the early 2020s, unsubsidized wind and solar prices will beat the Variable Costs of Operating Coal and Natural Gas Plants

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Split decision: Can utilities keep fossil fuel assets while chasing renewables?

Split decision: Can utilities keep fossil fuel assets while chasing renewables?

As the cost of solar, storage and wind continue to fall, the pressure on utility business models and their so-called “parenting advantage” will increase significantly.

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Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

What is a reasonable Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and why should a solar household in Bundanoon receive less than a solar household in Ballarat?

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India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

Indian regulators want to lower the floor price of RECs – a move that could increase renewables demand and benefit sellers who have huge inventories of unsold credits.