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Solar PV deployment reaches 5GW in UK

Solar PV deployment reaches 5GW in UK

Solar PV capacity in the UK has now reached 5 gigawatts, making it just the sixth country to hit this landmark figure.

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Barcelona: Spain’s city of the sun

Barcelona: Spain’s city of the sun

Barcelona is famous for Gaudí’s architecture and a world-class Picasso museum, but it should also be known for its commitment to sustainability, and solar.

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How much 'easy PV' could Japan build?

How much ‘easy PV’ could Japan build?

Japan’s solar PV success following its introduction of a feed-in tariff for solar power raises a question, how much “easy PV” could be installed?

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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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5 reasons solar installers are vertically integrating…for now

5 reasons solar installers are vertically integrating…for now

Vertical integration, the process of companies owning more and more of their own supply chains is a curious trend that has been washing through U.S. solar.

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City of Sydney extends solar roll-out to historic Rocks

City of Sydney extends solar roll-out to historic Rocks

City of Sydney adds 82kW solar array to recreation centre in historic Rocks.

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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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Why owning your own power plant might not be crazy

Why owning your own power plant might not be crazy

Could a “personal power plant” be your next major home appliance? It could be as convenient and practical as your laptop, or fridge.

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The ‘solar sphere’ - an alternative to conventional CPV tracking

The ‘solar sphere’ – an alternative to conventional CPV tracking

Once in a while, an ‘outside the box’ approach comes along and addresses challenges such as tracking the sun.

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Rio Tinto to deploy 6.7MW solar PV + storage at off-grid mine

Rio Tinto to deploy 6.7MW solar PV + storage at off-grid mine

A ground-breaking $23.4m project to cut out daytime diesel consumption at Rio Tinto bauxite mine at Weipa could unlock billions of dollars of similar investments in the mining industry – which is weighed down by soaring energy costs.

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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.