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More efficient, durable solar cells are possible thanks to glass

More efficient, durable solar cells are possible thanks to glass

Self-cooling, longer lasting and more efficient solar cells are within reach simply by adding a thin layer of glass.

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What does solar energy mean to Germany’s big utilities?

What does solar energy mean to Germany’s big utilities?

Renewable sector is flexing its muscles in Germany, with solar production up 28% and wind up 19% during the first half of 2014.

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Photon to build solar plus storage unit for NSW broadcast tower

Photon to build solar plus storage unit for NSW broadcast tower

Deal to provide 39kW of solar and 215kWh of battery storage could be replicated at thousands of telecom tower sites across Australia.

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Texas utility doubles large-scale solar, to be coal-free by 2016

Texas utility doubles large-scale solar, to be coal-free by 2016

El Paso Electric, a Texas utility with nearly 400,000 customers, announced that its electricity mix will be free from coal by 2016.

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RET Road Trip #7 – Blue seats and renewable energy

RET Road Trip #7 – Blue seats and renewable energy

The RET road trip visits solar homeowners in the affluent bayside suburb of Brighton East.

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RET Road Trip #5 – Warburton review threatens solar future

RET Road Trip #5 – Warburton review threatens solar future

Solar is viewed as an indispensible new technology that is cutting power bills in the suburbs.

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Arizona may impose property tax on customers who lease solar panels

Arizona may impose property tax on customers who lease solar panels

A new and bizarre interpretation of state law in Arizona could force customers to pay property taxes on leased solar panels.

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Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Russell Northe’s appointment as Victoria’s new energy minister comes at a time of great uncertainty surrounding the energy sector.

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California set back-to-back solar records last week

California set back-to-back solar records last week

On Saturday March 8 California broke another solar record, producing enough solar energy to power 3 million homes.

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Electricity demand and emissions fall despite heat-waves

Electricity demand and emissions fall despite heat-waves

Another study points to the role of solar PV in the recent heat-waves. All peaking power plants were only required for just one hour.

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China 1,000MW solar project flags shift for global market

China 1,000MW solar project flags shift for global market

China’s second largest maker of solar panels will develop a huge 1,000 MW ground-mounted solar power plant complex in a remote Chinese desert.