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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.

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What will incumbents do next? "I expect them to go broke"

What will incumbents do next? “I expect them to go broke”

Garth Heron, who is now the head of Wind Power Development at Neon Australia, shares his blunt assessment of what incumbents will do next in their war against renewables in Adelaide.

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Solkiss to build world’s largest rotating solar plant in South Korea

Solkiss to build world’s largest rotating solar plant in South Korea

The South Korean solar developer will install a 2.67 MW floating solar farm on the Deoku Reservoir that will rotate to track the sun’s rays throughout the day, delivering a 22% increase in harvest, the company claims.

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SA Water tenders for solar and battery storage to manage high power prices

SA Water tenders for solar and battery storage to manage high power prices

SA Water Corporation seeks to build grid-connected, rooftop solar PV system of more than 100kW, plus 50kWh battery storage system and “smart controls.”

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Buzz Lightyear: first solar-powered family car hits the market

Buzz Lightyear: first solar-powered family car hits the market

The Lightyear One, developed by Dutch startup Lightyear, now available sale at retail price of €119,000. Company hopes to secure 200 orders by end of year.

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Energy storage already cost-competitive in commercial sector, finds study

Energy storage already cost-competitive in commercial sector, finds study

Cheaper battery prices sees storage playing a broader role in energy markets, particularly for commercial customers seeking to reduce peak consumption, research from McKinsey shows.

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SolarCoin - the cryptocurrency earned by generating solar electricity

SolarCoin – the cryptocurrency earned by generating solar electricity

Solar electricity production + blockchain = a currency based on sunshine

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States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

Some states and electric power companies are rolling out a new weapon against fossil fuels — giant batteries.

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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