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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Development approval for 300MW solar farm near Gladstone

Development approval for 300MW solar farm near Gladstone

Development approval given for 300MW solar farm near Gladstone, yet another sign of transformation of the state’s coal industry centre.

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Spain nears 50% renewables for first half 2018, led by wind power

Spain nears 50% renewables for first half 2018, led by wind power

Wind, hydro and solar combined to supply 45.8% of Spain’s electricity demand in first six months of 2018.

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Two new big solar farms to begin construction in NSW "in coming weeks"

Two new big solar farms to begin construction in NSW “in coming weeks”

Developers confirm works set to begin on first of two new solar farms in NSW, totalling more than 460MW of large-scale PV capacity.

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Tasmania's Granville Harbour wind farm reaches financial close

Tasmania’s Granville Harbour wind farm reaches financial close

A 112MW wind farm that will deliver a one-third increase to Tasmania’s wind power capacity has reached financial close, after an investment from the CEFC.

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DP Energy gets OK to build 1.1GW wind, solar and storage in SA

DP Energy gets OK to build 1.1GW wind, solar and storage in SA

DP Energy wins approval for Stage 2 of 1.1GW hybrid renewables park, which will offer most services of traditional fossil fuel power stations.

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Taste of the future: Australia's southern states at 50% renewables

Taste of the future: Australia’s southern states at 50% renewables

Last week, in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia, the share of renewable energy was above 50% for most of the time.

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ARENA, Victoria lead new work on household battery storage standards

ARENA, Victoria lead new work on household battery storage standards

New program to design standards that will enable consumers to compare performance of household battery storage between different brands and manufacturers.

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Monash University signs off-take deal with Victorian wind farm

Monash University signs off-take deal with Victorian wind farm

Monash commits to wind offtake deal that brings the university into powerful consortium of corporate buyers, and closer to target of 100% renewables.

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Impact reaches $55m first close with second solar investment fund

Impact reaches $55m first close with second solar investment fund

Impact Investment Group announces “first close” on Solar Asset Fund after notching up $55 million in commitments.

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Queensland now matches NSW with nine solar farms connected to grid

Queensland now matches NSW with nine solar farms connected to grid

Another 110MW solar farm joins the grid in Queensland, taking that state’s total to nine, and matching NSW and the ACT.

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Offshore wind farm Trump tried to kill generates first power

Offshore wind farm Trump tried to kill generates first power

Challenged in court three times by Donald Trump, Vattenfall’s 93.2MW offshore wind farm is now sending power to the Scottish grid.