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20MW Emu Downs solar project signs 12-year PPA

20MW Emu Downs solar project signs 12-year PPA

WA’s first co-located solar PV power plant has cleared its final hurdle to realisation and will begin construction next month.

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Origin signs first offtake agreement with Degrussa solar and storage plant

Origin signs first offtake agreement with Degrussa solar and storage plant

Origin signs offtake for hybrid solar and storage plant at Degrussa mine – its third solar contract, as it seeks bidders for massive Stockyard Hill wind farm.

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Planning approval given for 11MW solar plant next to existing wind farm

Planning approval given for 11MW solar plant next to existing wind farm

Chinese giant Goldwind wins planning approval to build 11MW solar plant next to wind farm it co-owns near Crookwell, NSW.

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WA copper mine goes green as it powers with solar and storage

WA copper mine goes green as it powers with solar and storage

First big solar and storage plant fires up at WA copper mine, and other miners are keen to follow suit to reduce crippling cost of diesel.

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Qinous adds 1.9MWh battery storage system to NT solar-diesel mini-grid

Qinous adds 1.9MWh battery storage system to NT solar-diesel mini-grid

German battery maker Qinous adds 1,987kWh li-ion battery storage system to solar-diesel minigrid at Daly River community, allowing diesel to be switched off during day.

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Solar-wind mega complex could change the way we think about renewables

Solar-wind mega complex could change the way we think about renewables

CSIRO spin-off Windlab wants to build the world’s biggest wind-solar hybrid plant – a facility it says could deliver as much baseload power as a small coal fired generator.

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Toyota backs massive solar-wind hybrid energy park in north Queensland

Toyota backs massive solar-wind hybrid energy park in north Queensland

Renewables offshoot of Toyota Corp takes 50% stake in wind and solar hybrid energy park that could deliver “baseload” energy to northern Queensland.

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ARENA reveals new focus on hybrid renewable power plants

ARENA reveals new focus on hybrid renewable power plants

The agency’s second investment plan reveals a new focus on creating ‘hybrid’ renewable-fossil fuel plants, and on grid integration.

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Solar energy in the Australian outback – at 8c/kWh

The Australian developer of a solar thermal technology using graphite receivers and storage says it can substitute expensive diesel-fired energy at just 8c/kWh.

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Five things we learned this week .....

Five things we learned this week …..

Are we heading for Big Solar or Big Solar Hybrid? Which part of “China will have a carbon tax on energy” does Tony Abbott not understand? The brown coal carbon tax that isn’t. How financial markets are tilted in favour of legacy fossil fuel assets. And why we spend 50 times more on military spending that on R&D for food security.

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Collinsville looks to 50MW plant combining PV, solar thermal, gas

Collinsville looks to 50MW plant combining PV, solar thermal, gas

Update: Plans to replace Collinsville coal-fired power station with 50MW ‘baseload’ plant using solar PV, and solar thermal/gas hybrid.