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Solar installs through the roof, as Australians deliver record growth

Solar installs through the roof, as Australians deliver record growth

SunWiz data – and eye-watering charts – reveal 2017 was a “magnificent record setting year” for solar installs, with 50% more rooftop PV capacity added across the country than in 2016, and some astonishing growth in the commercial solar sector.

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ARENA provides $29m funding boost for world-leading solar PV research

ARENA provides $29m funding boost for world-leading solar PV research

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced it has awarded $29.2 million for 20 research projects to propel the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

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ARENA gives perovskite solar tech a push, with $6m Greatcell grant

ARENA gives perovskite solar tech a push, with $6m Greatcell grant

Commercial development of cheap, printable, Australian made perovskite solar cells boosted with $6m ARENA grant to Greatcell Solar.

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9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

2017 has been a year of records for Australian solar power, and the year’s not even finished yet. Here are 10 of the highlights so far…

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The insanity of burning coal for power as solar costs plunge to 1c/kWh by 2020

The insanity of burning coal for power as solar costs plunge to 1c/kWh by 2020

Burning coal to generate electricity in era of solar at 1c/kWh makes as about as much economic sense as “burning dollar notes”, says leading researcher Martin Green.

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Yes, the Tesla battery is massive, but it can do much more beside

Yes, the Tesla battery is massive, but it can do much more beside

Many are now watching to see what impact the battery has on the SA electricity market, and whether it could be a game-changer nationally.

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Graph of the Day: Queensland's biggest solar farm powers up

Graph of the Day: Queensland’s biggest solar farm powers up

The first 50MW of Genex Power’s Kidston solar and “giant water battery” project has started sending electricity to the grid. Here’s what that looks like.

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Kidston solar + pumped hydro project wins another $5m from ARENA

Kidston solar + pumped hydro project wins another $5m from ARENA

Stage 2 of Genex Power’s solar and pumped hydro project set to reach financial close in 2018, with help of new federal government grant.

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National Energy Guarantee's bizarre approach to reliability

National Energy Guarantee’s bizarre approach to reliability

The more we look at the NEG, the more bizarre it gets. And it seems disrespectful, or even arrogant, of the ESB to think an overnight thought bubble is going to be superior to carefully developed process in overseas markets.

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Energy efficiency: the foundation of the climate transition

Energy efficiency: the foundation of the climate transition

Energy debate in Australia seems overly focused on supply side of the market – it should look more closely at demand.

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Australia adds 107MW rooftop solar in October as 2017 heads for record year

Australia adds 107MW rooftop solar in October as 2017 heads for record year

Commercial solar growth helps push Australia’s total PV installs to 107MW in October, almost guaranteeing 1GW record for 2017.