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Scientists use light to purge defects from solar cells

Scientists use light to purge defects from solar cells

Researchers are developing solar cells that are even cheaper, using perovskite crystals, a cost-effective alternative to silicon typically used in solar panels.

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WA bathes in sunshine, but poorest households lack solar panels

WA bathes in sunshine, but poorest households lack solar panels

Solar panels are still a rarity in WA’s lower-income areas.

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Researchers one step closer to efficient, colorful solar panels

Researchers one step closer to efficient, colorful solar panels

Researchers at Netherlands’ AMOLF Institute develop method to make solar panels green. Next stop, red and blue – and maybe even white.

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Australia’s biggest solar retailer forced to replace non-compliant panels

Australia’s biggest solar retailer forced to replace non-compliant panels

Euro Solar forced to surrender STCs or replace PV modules after being found to have installed non-compliant solar panels, as part of a Clean Energy Regulator crackdown on Australia’s rooftop solar industry.

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Poor households are locked out of green energy, unless governments help

Poor households are locked out of green energy, unless governments help

It’s time for governments to get serious about helping everyone to join the energy transition, not just the most affluent.

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Nashville factory to become the first solar powered facility for Husqvarna Group

Nashville factory to become the first solar powered facility for Husqvarna Group

Husqvarna Group is building its first solar power generating facility at its current injection molding site in Nashville, Arkansas, USA. The new facility is expected to reduce the CO2 footprint by approximately 1,000 tons in the first year of operation and approximately 25,000 tons over the expected 25 year life of the facility.

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This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

The installation oatthe Longyangxia Dam Solar Park currently has the capacity to generate 850 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power roughly 140,000 U.S. homes.

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Luminous Energy wins approval for 300 MW solar farm in Qld

Luminous Energy wins approval for 300 MW solar farm in Qld

The Brisbane-based developer has obtained approval to build the solar project near Columboola, southwestern Queensland, after a seven-week review process.

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ARENA is down – but not out

ARENA is down – but not out

That both sides of politics came so close to gutting ARENA is of major concern, but it’s also an opportunity to reflect on our priorities.

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Solar households to lose subsidies, but it’s a bright future for the industry

Solar households to lose subsidies, but it’s a bright future for the industry

The windbacks to solar subsidies may be a good sign for the industry, by encouraging larger systems.

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Solar households now have to pay to use their own solar output

Solar households now have to pay to use their own solar output

Thousands of solar households are now required to pay utilities to use the output of their own solar panels inside their own homes. And the utilities involved don’t see any problem with that.