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Energy industry needs to focus on consumers, it may need them

Energy industry needs to focus on consumers, it may need them

Energy regulators say they “cannot identify” benefits of rooftop solar and battery storage. So here’s a long list, and a blast from leading expert for promoting a “sense of entitlement”, serving the interests of incumbents and discriminating against consumers.

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Tasmania solar report an epic fail – minister should tell regulator to start again

Tasmania solar report an epic fail – minister should tell regulator to start again

Tasmanian Economic Regulator’s draft report on solar feed-in tariff ignores the challenge of energy security in Tasmania, the changes facing electricity industry nationally, and climate change.

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Residential solar passes grid parity in 20 US states, to reach 42 by 2020

Residential solar passes grid parity in 20 US states, to reach 42 by 2020

California, Hawaii and Massachusetts lead the nation for the economic competitiveness of solar PV.

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Tasmania urged to add more wind and solar amid energy crisis

Tasmania urged to add more wind and solar amid energy crisis

Tasmania urged to encourage more wind and solar generation as it struggles with depleting hydro levels and lost connection to mainland grid.

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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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LG to invest $US435m to triple solar cell production by 2020

LG to invest $US435m to triple solar cell production by 2020

LG signs MoU to spend $US435m on tripling solar panel production at its Gumi, South Korea facilities, from 1GW to 3GW by 2020.

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Australia should follow Obama’s solar SunShot

Australia should follow Obama’s solar SunShot

Turnbull should be excited by the U.S govt’s US$36m investment to turn solar PV and storage batteries into a new kind of virtual power source.

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Recommendation to curtail Solar Bonus Scheme rejected by Qld govt

Recommendation to curtail Solar Bonus Scheme rejected by Qld govt

Queensland govt rejects Productivity Commission recommendations to review 50% RET and cut short Solar Bonus Scheme, as measures to rein in soaring electricity prices.

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Coalition provides funds for 300kW solar for community groups

Coalition provides funds for 300kW solar for community groups

Coalition hands out $320,000 for 300kW of rooftop solar for community groups in South Australia.

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Victorian life-saving clubs to go solar in bid to cut costs

Victorian life-saving clubs to go solar in bid to cut costs

Victorian Life Saving clubs can now apply for state government grants to install solar PV after the launch of a $500,000 funding program this week.

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ACT solar farm rejected by Uriarra approved for Williamsdale

ACT solar farm rejected by Uriarra approved for Williamsdale

After a nearly two-year and 60+km journey, the 11.8MW OneSun Capital solar farm has been approved for Williamsdale, near the NSW border.