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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.

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We need to talk about rooftop solar

We need to talk about rooftop solar

So you’ve installed rooftop solar – but is it performing as well as you expected? A new APVI web-based survey aims to help improve the quality of PV system components, installations and system designs.

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Germany’s solar, wind generation hits high in October

Germany’s solar, wind generation hits high in October

PV and wind power systems generated 15 billion kWh of electricity in Germany in October, with renewables accounting for 44.1% of demand

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Jump in shipping costs could hit Australia solar and wind projects

Jump in shipping costs could hit Australia solar and wind projects

Sudden jump in shipping rates from China to Australia is adding 20-30% to costs of suppliers to Australian wind and solar developments.

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Graph of the Day: Victoria nears 50% renewables over weekend

Graph of the Day: Victoria nears 50% renewables over weekend

Hot and windy Spring weather saw Victorian solar and wind power generate enough to meet to 44.6 per cent of local demand on Sunday.

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Graphs of the Day: Wind fast, solar faster, batteries fastest

Graphs of the Day: Wind fast, solar faster, batteries fastest

Four charts show that in the global race to build new energy capacity, wind is fast, solar is faster, and batteries will be faster again. Meanwhile, coal power…

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Kidston pumped hydro storage capacity to be boosted by 25%

Kidston pumped hydro storage capacity to be boosted by 25%

Genex Power’s Kidston solar and pumped hydro plant could provide 2000MWh of storage, and 8 hours of continuous generation, rather than six.

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China set to add 50GW new solar PV in 2017

China set to add 50GW new solar PV in 2017

China has installed 42GW of new solar PV in 2017 so far, putting it on track to reach a record 50GW for the year. Meanwhile, in battery storage…