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Queensland’s peak demand very close to a new record

Queensland’s peak demand very close to a new record

Queensland’s peak demand at near record highs, and may have set new record were it not for distributed small-scale solar PV.

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Benefits of tracking systems in solar PV

Benefits of tracking systems in solar PV

Some interesting points on the “Gatton Solar Research Facility” from an Energy Express seminar over the weekend.

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Small-scale solar leaving large-scale, centralised solar in the shade

Small-scale solar leaving large-scale, centralised solar in the shade

Small-scale, distributed solar is currently producing nearly 100 times more electricity than large-scale, centralised solar in Australia.

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Negative impacts of rooftop solar will fall on US utility investors

Negative impacts of rooftop solar will fall on US utility investors

PV has been increasing at a rate of 50% a year has led many US utilities to question the impact that continued expansion will have investors and ratepayers.

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Indoor air pollution kills millions — solar could help save them

Indoor air pollution kills millions — solar could help save them

Indoor air pollution kills more people around the world every year than HIV and malaria combined — but solar power might be the key to solving the problem.

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Why $100bn invested in wind or solar will produce more energy than oil

Why $100bn invested in wind or solar will produce more energy than oil

$100 billion invested in wind, or solar PV, will result is significantly more energy yield as the same amount invested in oil, according to a new analysis. This is particularly true when wind and solar is used to charge electric vehicles. By 2035, wind could produce 6-times more energy per dollar invested than oil.

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Brighter skies leading to 5% solar PV yield increases

Brighter skies leading to 5% solar PV yield increases

Germany is experiencing brighter skies, and this is leading to solar PV system output exceeding forecasts by 5%.

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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.