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Solar PV could provide 30% of power needs by 2030, ARENA says

Solar PV could provide 30% of power needs by 2030, ARENA says

ARENA says solar PV could account for 30% of Australia’s power needs by 2030, as it unveils its new investment priorities – storage and reliability, solar innovation, energy productivity and renewable energy exports. Also, expect an announcement on solar thermal soon.

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Split decision: Can utilities keep fossil fuel assets while chasing renewables?

Split decision: Can utilities keep fossil fuel assets while chasing renewables?

As the cost of solar, storage and wind continue to fall, the pressure on utility business models and their so-called “parenting advantage” will increase significantly.

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Spinning carbon capture and storage as cheaper than renewables

Spinning carbon capture and storage as cheaper than renewables

Supporters of carbon capture plants on coal power stations are seeking to sell the story they are cheaper than renewables – despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.

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The $1.2 billion saving Australia's electricity rule-maker just knocked back

The $1.2 billion saving Australia’s electricity rule-maker just knocked back

The governing body for our energy market, the Australian Energy Market Commission, has just missed a major opportunity to modernise our electricity networks.

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Storage as “second revolution” driving interest in Australian renewables

Storage as “second revolution” driving interest in Australian renewables

Germany’s BayWa becomes latest to tap demand for battery storage in Australian solar market.

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Storage, electric vehicles and the power market linkages

Storage, electric vehicles and the power market linkages

Batteries were the runaway winner last week as the UK published the results of its contest to provide power that can be dispatched quickly.

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Adelaide family hopes to “zero bills” with solar and storage

Adelaide family hopes to “zero bills” with solar and storage

SA family installs state’s first Fronius battery system, adding 6kWh storage to 10kW rooftop solar, with help from Adelaide City Council grant.

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Storage shows its worth in UK's first enhanced frequency response auction

Storage shows its worth in UK’s first enhanced frequency response auction

National Grid auction shows growing ability of new and low-carbon flexible technologies, and storage systems in particular.

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Solar and storage in apartment blocks: innovations and road blocks

Solar and storage in apartment blocks: innovations and road blocks

Solar and storage installations on Australian apartment blocks make up one of the largest and most rapidly growing sectors in our cities. So why aren’t we hearing more about them?

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Millennials want solar, storage, shared energy – and an app for all that

Millennials want solar, storage, shared energy – and an app for all that

A recent Accenture survey has asked Millennials – Australia’s second-largest cohort after Gen X – what they want from their energy providers. The answers are a clarion call to those utilities and retailers who still believe business-as-usual will do.