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Wind and solar drive rise in renewable generation as costs fall

Wind and solar drive rise in renewable generation as costs fall

Renewable energy accounted for just under 15% of all electricity generated in Australia in 2015, says CEC, boosted by low-cost wind and solar.

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Renewables employed 8.1m people in 2015, led by 11% increase in solar jobs

Renewables employed 8.1m people in 2015, led by 11% increase in solar jobs

Memo Malcolm Turnbull: IRENA report says renewables jobs grew 5% in 2015 to 8.1 million, while rest of the energy sector contracted. Solar PV jobs alone grew by 11%.

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Queensland lifts solar feed-in tariff by 17% in response to surging gas prices

Queensland lifts solar feed-in tariff by 17% in response to surging gas prices

Queensland pricing regulator raises regional solar tariff to 7.4c/kWh in reaction to high gas prices – still fails to factor in value of solar.

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Australia's top solar states and suburbs

Australia’s top solar states and suburbs

Climate Council’s latest data on household solar uptake suggests rooftop PV could soon be as “common as insulation” in some parts of Australia, with more than a dozen suburbs now recording penetration above 50 per cent.

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US DOE: Solar PV can meet 25%+ of annual demand without major intervention

US DOE: Solar PV can meet 25%+ of annual demand without major intervention

US SunShot program, which aims to make solar PV cost-competitive with conventional generation by 2020, has published eight reports detailing progress to date and the challenges that lie ahead.

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Tasmania rooftop solar worth three times current tariff: report

Tasmania rooftop solar worth three times current tariff: report

Report says Tasmania rooftop solar power worth nearly 3x what it’s currently valued at, and this is stopping growth that could bolster energy security.

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Solar and wind power generation both leap-frog coal in UK

Solar and wind power generation both leap-frog coal in UK

Both solar and wind power have managed to outperform coal in their contributions to the UK national grid over the past two months.

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Energy market is telling Queensland government to wake up

Energy market is telling Queensland government to wake up

Queensland is facing an electricity supply shortage and more price spikes. The government should be encouraging more battery storage in homes and businesses.

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CEFC-Westpac scheme to help business adopt solar, battery storage, EVs

CEFC-Westpac scheme to help business adopt solar, battery storage, EVs

CEFC teams with Westpac and energy services company Verdia to help Australian businesses with energy saving, electric vehicles.

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Surge in solar hot water installs puts Victoria in solar lead

Surge in solar hot water installs puts Victoria in solar lead

April 2016 saw a “significant surge” in the number of solar hot water systems installed around Australia – and it was driven almost entirely by uptake in Victoria.

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Cloud tracking technology that optimises solar output hits Australian market

Cloud tracking technology that optimises solar output hits Australian market

Australian advanced cloud tracking system commercialised less than two years after it was backed by ARENA.

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