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Solar PV strikes new record low in Chile, first US offshore wind farm completed

Solar PV strikes new record low in Chile, first US offshore wind farm completed

The solar PV cost reduction spiral reached its lowest point yet at an auction in Chile last week, where a Spanish developer won contracts to sell power from a solar plant high in the Andes for $29.10/MWh.

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Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes

Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes

Community solar investor round in Sydney’s inner-west raised more than $17k in 9 minutes to put solar on the roof of a craft brewery in Newtown.

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Boost for WA solar uptake as government cuts red tape

Boost for WA solar uptake as government cuts red tape

WA govt removes barriers to third-party solar finance, opening the market to more consumers and suppliers.

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What if all German households went renewable?

What if all German households went renewable?

If all German households went renewable, they still would not be able to buy all of the renewable electricity in the country. We mainly need to get the industry on board—and electric mobility going.

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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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Grid-scale battery storage not yet 'panacea' for Australia renewables

Grid-scale battery storage not yet ‘panacea’ for Australia renewables

University of Queensland solar researcher says grid-scale battery storage not yet cure-all for Australia’s shift to renewables; needs more research.

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Port Augusta 375MW solar and wind energy park approved for development

Port Augusta 375MW solar and wind energy park approved for development

DP Energy has been given the green light by SA govt to develop 375MW solar and wind Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park.

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Darwin Airport switches on 4MW solar array

Darwin Airport switches on 4MW solar array

Darwin Airport has completed first phase of 5.5MW solar farm, switching on 4MW installation that will ultimately supply 25% of airport’s power needs.

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The financial case for net zero energy districts

The financial case for net zero energy districts

While gaining momentum around the world, there remains an industry-wide perception that net zero energy building is too expensive, or comes at a much higher incremental cost over business as usual.

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Queensland 30MW solar farm green-lighted by council

Queensland 30MW solar farm green-lighted by council

Another solar farm has been approved for development in Queensland, this time a 30MW PV plant in the state’s Western Downs region, to be built by FRV.

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Big solar helps deliver near record PV growth in 2015

Big solar helps deliver near record PV growth in 2015

In a year of record global growth, solar PV broke records in Australia in 2015 too, with biggest ever year for big solar helping to balance fall in rooftop market.