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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Rental solar scheme targets 15,000 Queensland investment homes

Rental solar scheme targets 15,000 Queensland investment homes

Queensland property groups join forces to install solar and smart technology on 15,000 investment properties across the state, offering bill crunching PV to landlords and renters.

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Graph of the Day: Why EV uptake could match solar PV

Graph of the Day: Why EV uptake could match solar PV

New IEA report reveals a striking resemblance between the path electric vehicle penetration is currently on, and the path solar PV has been charting.

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French oil major bets on EV boom, with electricity retailer buyout

French oil major bets on EV boom, with electricity retailer buyout

Oil “supermajor” Total buys French electricity retailer as part of long-term hedge against threat to oil demand from rise of electric vehicles. And did we mention the CEO totally drives an EV?

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Australian poultry farmer taps homegrown silicon energy storage

Australian poultry farmer taps homegrown silicon energy storage

SA energy storage outfit 1414 Degrees to provide NSW poultry processing plant with electricity and heat via a 25MWh thermal energy storage system.

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Low income homes to be offered "no-cost" solar and batteries

Low income homes to be offered “no-cost” solar and batteries

A new solar and storage scheme aims to tackle the problem of “power poverty” in Australia head on, by offering low income households around Australia the option to install both solar and battery storage for no upfront cost.

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Image of the Day: "Sheila" the solar panel cleaner

Image of the Day: “Sheila” the solar panel cleaner

How do you solve a problem like dusty solar panels? Two SA entrepreneurs and a tractor company have created a solution.

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Please explain: CHOGM to focus on Turnbull's weak emissions policy

Please explain: CHOGM to focus on Turnbull’s weak emissions policy

Malcolm Turnbull’s weak climate policy is not going unnoticed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.

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Electric water taxi trialled in Switzerland

Electric water taxi trialled in Switzerland

ABB trials “futuristic new design” of electric water taxi on Lake Geneva – a “milestone” in the development of zero emissions transport.

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Diesel-busting portable solar technology wins ARENA backing

Diesel-busting portable solar technology wins ARENA backing

ARENA awards $289,725 for Canberra company to design, manufacture and test its rapidly redeployable Container Roll Out Solar System.

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Musk says Tesla Model 3 back on track, production set to grow "four-fold"

Musk says Tesla Model 3 back on track, production set to grow “four-fold”

Elon Musk tells interview Model 3 production has settled at 2,000 a week, should grow “three or four-fold” by Q2 2018.

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Wind farms on track to deliver $10.5bn back to host communities

Wind farms on track to deliver $10.5bn back to host communities

Report finds up to $21.5m a year going directly to host communities through wind farm benefit sharing mechanisms; billions to broader regional economies.