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Big solar market headed for "huge" 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Big solar market headed for “huge” 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Climate Council confirms solar now cheapest new power generation, predicts huge year for big solar – not to mention solar and battery storage.

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CSIRO says Australia can get to 100 per cent renewable energy

CSIRO says Australia can get to 100 per cent renewable energy

CSIRO says no technical barriers to 100% renewables, and levels of up to 30% should be considered “trivial” as other energy experts reject conservative attachment to “baseload” fossil fuels.

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Tender launched for Victoria's 'largest solar farm'

Tender launched for Victoria’s ‘largest solar farm’

Shepparton Council calling for expressions of interest for development of a major solar farm in Mooroopna – a possible contender to power Melbourne’s tram network.

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Luminous Energy wins approval for 300 MW solar farm in Qld

Luminous Energy wins approval for 300 MW solar farm in Qld

The Brisbane-based developer has obtained approval to build the solar project near Columboola, southwestern Queensland, after a seven-week review process.

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Saudi Arabia to focus on solar, wind in $US50bn clean energy plan

Saudi Arabia to focus on solar, wind in $US50bn clean energy plan

Saudi Arabia says it will focus on solar and wind energy in a new $US50 billion energy plan that is about to be unveiled.

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Australian renewables investment bucks global trend to grow 49% in 2016

Australian renewables investment bucks global trend to grow 49% in 2016

After two disastrous years, investment in large scale renewable energy finally rebounded in Australia in 2016, and actually went against the global trend with a 50 per cent increase.

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Morocco: 170 MW of solar PV to be built at €0.042/kWh

Morocco: 170 MW of solar PV to be built at €0.042/kWh

Masen, Morocco’s public agency for renewable energies, has revealed that Acwa Power will develop 170 MW of solar PV plants in the country at a rate of €0.0422 per kWh.

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US solar market clocks largest quarter ever – nearly 2MW an hour installed Q3

US solar market clocks largest quarter ever – nearly 2MW an hour installed Q3

Report shows 4,143MW solar PV installed in US in Q3 2016, at rate of 1MW every 32 minutes. Q4 on track to beat record again.

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Another rooftop solar boom – this time with warnings

Another rooftop solar boom – this time with warnings

Record low solar panel prices, and the ratcheting-down or removal of policy levers, are sparking a boom in Australia’s residential and commercial rooftop solar markets – but also prompting warnings to consumers to avoid the lure of cheap and nasty products, and installers.

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Tesla's price shock: Solar + battery as cheap as grid power

Tesla’s price shock: Solar + battery as cheap as grid power

New pricing for Tesla Powerwall suggests solar and battery storage now competitive with grid power. For about $16,000, consumers can slash their grid bill to almost nothing and not worry about blackouts. The strategic and commercial implications are marvellous or frightening, depending on your vested interest.

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Which Chinese solar manufacturers will survive module price crunch?

Which Chinese solar manufacturers will survive module price crunch?

As solar module prices crash, Deutsche Bank report suggests some of China’s Big Six PV makers could struggle to survive.