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Over 50,000 solar storage systems are now installed in Germany

Over 50,000 solar storage systems are now installed in Germany

German solar association Bundesverbands Solarwirtschaft expects their number will double to 100,000 in 2018.

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Hewson's unexplained attack on molten salt storage for solar

Hewson’s unexplained attack on molten salt storage for solar

John Hewson’s extraordinary attack on rival solar storage technologies – including the suggestion they are not bankable – has stunned the industry. They are keen to know how Solastor’s technology – described just three years ago as “an expensive way to boil water” can now deliver the world’s cheapest 24/7 solar power.

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Why Far Right should embrace solar + storage energy revolution

Why Far Right should embrace solar + storage energy revolution

Malcolm Turnbull hints that he wants an energy revolution, but he might not get one unless the hard right rump in the Coalition get on board. The conservatives should look to West Australia, where one of their own has embraced renewables as a solution to the spiralling costs of fossil fuels.

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Morgan Stanley: fixed charges on solar may cause ‘tipping point’ for grid defection

Morgan Stanley: fixed charges on solar may cause ‘tipping point’ for grid defection

Could adding fixed grid charges to the bills of solar customers encourage more people to ditch their utility?

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Will the grid become optional? Solar and storage already at parity

Will the grid become optional? Solar and storage already at parity

A new report suggests that solar and storage is already at grid parity, with the potential to fundamentally alter the electricity landscape.

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SA network operator puts its head in the sand on solar storage

SA network operator puts its head in the sand on solar storage

South Australia network operator reacts to threat of storage with rooftop solar by cancelling feed in tariffs – another attempt to protect conventional business models.

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Solar storage plant Gemasolar sets 36-day record for 24/7 output

The Gemasolar power plant with molten salt storage marks 2nd anniversary with a record-breaking 36 consecutive days of 24/7 output from solar.

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Graph of the Day: Commercial solar storage tipped to boom

Graph of the Day: Commercial solar storage tipped to boom

Commercial PV storage to become the largest player in the market, with projections suggesting it will grow by a factor of 700 by 2017.

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Future grid: Networks focus on solar storage for consumers

Future grid: Networks focus on solar storage for consumers

The CEO of New Zealand network operator Vector intends to broaden the rollout of its solar storage leasing package, and expects up to a third of all consumers will generate and store their own electricity. He says too many networks are locked in an old paradigm, shovelling “dumb capital” into legacy assets and passing the cost on to consumers.