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German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen hopes to use its new solar and storage “free” electricity deal to muscle in on Australia’s peaking power market.

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How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

Biggest challenge in moving to 100% renewable energy will be meeting the 2-3 hours of peak demand during evenings. This will require a mix of different technologies and strategies.

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Clean energy spending drops, green bonds make splash, New York funds projects

Clean energy spending drops, green bonds make splash, New York funds projects

Worldwide spending on clean energy fell 18 percent from 2015’s record high. However, even as spending ebbs, the amount of wind and solar connected to power grids around the world is still climbing.

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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.