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GE: Why grids don't need to rely on "synchronous" generation

GE: Why grids don’t need to rely on “synchronous” generation

GE technology chief says days of “relying solely on synchronous generation for everything are over”. In a direct challenge to those who say grid security can only be assured by spinning coal and gas turbines, the world’s biggest provider of energy equipment says wind and solar can do the job just as well.

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Lumenaza aims to connect 1.4m solar households with regional market

Lumenaza aims to connect 1.4m solar households with regional market

A new software platform in Germany lets utilities buy and sell “regional electricity” by connecting up small producers with consumers.

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New tool calculates renewables output anywhere in the world

New tool calculates renewables output anywhere in the world

Researchers have created an interactive web tool to estimate how much energy could be generated by wind or solar at any global location.

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Toyota unveils new Prius options with solar PV in the roof

Toyota unveils new Prius options with solar PV in the roof

New model Toyota Prius features optional solar roof, to charge the hybrid EV’s battery and power its appliances.

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Australia could be world leader in solar-powered electric vehicles

Australia could be world leader in solar-powered electric vehicles

Major utility says Australia could be world leader in uptake of solar-powered electric vehicles. Using the high penetration of rooftop solar, it recommends a series of initiatives to increase volumes and drive down prices. Brown coal generators are also in its sights.

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Australian solar PV installations hit the 5 gigawatt mark

Australian solar PV installations hit the 5 gigawatt mark

Solar power in Australia has grown to 5 gigawatts and was the largest source of new power in the country in 2015. It now represents 9% of Australia’s total electricity generation capacity.

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US utility launches community solar program enabling customers to go 100% renewable

US utility launches community solar program enabling customers to go 100% renewable

Pacific Gas & Electric has launched a community solar program that allows customers to get half or all of their electricity from the sun.

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Super-charged solar time travel: a brief history of solar and storage in Australia

Super-charged solar time travel: a brief history of solar and storage in Australia

Solar veteran and entrepreneur Nigel Morris expects to soon return to where he started, selling battery storage.

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Western Australia's rooftop solar now state's 'biggest power station'

Western Australia’s rooftop solar now state’s ‘biggest power station’

The sheer volume of rooftop solar capacity installed in WA is such that, collectively, solar power comprises the state’s de facto largest power station.

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Head of UK's National Grid says "idea of large power stations for baseload is outdated”

Head of UK’s National Grid says “idea of large power stations for baseload is outdated”

Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, believes the idea of large coal-fired or nuclear power stations to be used for baseload power is “outdated”.

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The Pope is an energy wonk. Engineers agree with his assessment

The Pope is an energy wonk. Engineers agree with his assessment

Beyond the churches, the Pope’s teachings are supported by the most comprehensive engineering analyses of the U.S. power grid.