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Rooftop solar installs up 43% in 2017, on back of power market woes

Rooftop solar installs up 43% in 2017, on back of power market woes

Summer of record heat waves and unplanned electricity outages pushes rooftop solar installations up nearly 50% on this time last year.

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SA rooftop solar installs surge after statewide blackout

SA rooftop solar installs surge after statewide blackout

New data suggests SA’s September blackout rekindled the state’s love affair with rooftop solar, spurring a more than 17% uptick in installations from October to December 2016.

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Queensland govt underwrites 98MW of large-scale solar farms

Queensland govt underwrites 98MW of large-scale solar farms

Queensland’s Palaszczuk government signs support deeds for three new large-scale solar PV projects totaling almost 100MW.

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Graph of the Day: Big solar nears 100GW of installed capacity

Graph of the Day: Big solar nears 100GW of installed capacity

A record year for large-scale solar in 2016 with almost 35GW new capacity added globally, leaving total installed just shy of 100GW.

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France’s solar PV capacity tops 7.13 GW

France’s solar PV capacity tops 7.13 GW

France had reached a cumulative installed PV capacity of 7,134 MW as of the end of December 2016.

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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.