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Bertrand Piccard will go around the world again – with 1,000 solutions

Bertrand Piccard will go around the world again – with 1,000 solutions

Bertrand Piccard wants to show governments 1,000 innovations that together will make it possible to reduce energy consumption and cut greenhouse gas emissions by half.

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JinkoSolar p-type multi-crystalline silicon solar cells achieve new world record in conversion efficiency again

JinkoSolar p-type multi-crystalline silicon solar cells achieve new world record in conversion efficiency again

JinkoSolar Holding Co today announced that its practical sized P-type multi-crystalline silicon solar cells reached the world’s highest conversion efficiency of 22.04%

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Australia's solar juggernaut is coming – quicker than anyone thinks

Australia’s solar juggernaut is coming – quicker than anyone thinks

The uptake of solar – by consumers and in large-scale solar farms – could be far quicker than anyone is currently contemplating. If this is managed well, with battery and other forms of storage, there will be little need for many of the remaining coal generators.

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Politics be damned – consumers jump aboard the energy revolution

Politics be damned – consumers jump aboard the energy revolution

Australian energy politics might have reached peak stupid, but Australia’s energy revolution – led by innovators and incumbents alike, all focused on delivering smarter, cheaper power – is just hitting its stride. And consumers are getting into it.

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Solar park to drive plastic heliostat development

Solar park to drive plastic heliostat development

A field trial to develop highly efficient solar energy heliostats made from plastic has opened in South Australia.

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Elecnor gets approval to add 50MW to Qld's first solar farm

Elecnor gets approval to add 50MW to Qld’s first solar farm

Elecnor wins planning approval for 50MW extension to Queensland’s first big solar farm, selling into merchant market and contemplating storage.

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Stunning new low for solar PV as even IEA hails "age of solar"

Stunning new low for solar PV as even IEA hails “age of solar”

Saudi solar tender attracts stunning low bid of $US17.9/MWh, as even the conservative IEA hails a “new era of solar.” And while Australia currently enjoys an investment boom, a new report by Climate Council says “politics” is the only major barrier to a high penetration renewable grid.

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Impact plans second solar investment fund as Williamsdale opens

Impact plans second solar investment fund as Williamsdale opens

Impact officially opens Williamsdale solar farm in ACT, and puts together portfolio of solar assets in NSW, Victoria and Queensland for a second solar investment fund.

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Nuclear cannot keep up with wind, and solar is coming next

Nuclear cannot keep up with wind, and solar is coming next

Even countries with long-standing nuclear aims are adding wind power much faster, as Brazil, China, and India show. Those interested in the fastest way to mitigate climate change can forget nuclear.

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UK opens first subsidy-free solar farm, complete with storage

UK opens first subsidy-free solar farm, complete with storage

The 10 MW Clayhill solar farm and storage facility, developed by Anesco, was officially opened by UK climate change minister Claire Perry.

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What’s next for Minerals Council's coal and climate policy?

What’s next for Minerals Council’s coal and climate policy?

The abrupt and unexpected departure of the Minerals Council of Australia’s CEO, Brendan Pearson, may well be a crucial tipping point in Australia’s debate over domestic energy policy.