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Category: Solar

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Can solar on the roof really power your EV?

Can solar on the roof really power your EV?

With China, India, Norway, UK, France and California planning to ban manufacture and sales of new internal combustion engine cars, and EVs on the rise, will a solar roof become popular add-on option for plug in EV’s?

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Battery storage? Australia's rooftop solar boom has only just begun

Battery storage? Australia’s rooftop solar boom has only just begun

The buzz might be about batteries, but the mass adoption of solar PV by Australian homes – and the efficient use of this asset – has only just begun, as prices reach levels that appeal to the late majority, and as early adopters look to upsize their systems.

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Solar electric cars are the future – and "that future is now"

Solar electric cars are the future – and “that future is now”

In the wake of this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the global race to bring solar PV integrated EVs to market is hotting up. And Australia is a key contender.

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How rooftop solar is saving billions on energy bills for all consumers

How rooftop solar is saving billions on energy bills for all consumers

New study highlights billions of dollars saved through rooftop solar installations, as ACCC defends manipulation of markets by major generators as “rational behaviour”, says nothing can be done about “gold plating” of networks, and argues against measures to encourage more renewables.

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The spectacular success of Germany's Energiewende- and what needs to be done next

The spectacular success of Germany’s Energiewende- and what needs to be done next

Formation of new government in Berlin will have important implications for future of the Energiewende, but much has been achieved already.

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Australia's solar juggernaut is coming – quicker than anyone thinks

Australia’s solar juggernaut is coming – quicker than anyone thinks

The uptake of solar – by consumers and in large-scale solar farms – could be far quicker than anyone is currently contemplating. If this is managed well, with battery and other forms of storage, there will be little need for many of the remaining coal generators.

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UK solar fund buys stakes in three Queensland projects

UK solar fund buys stakes in three Queensland projects

UK-based Foresight Solar Fund Limited continues Australian buying spree, taking shares in three Queensland projects under development.

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Politics be damned – consumers jump aboard the energy revolution

Politics be damned – consumers jump aboard the energy revolution

Australian energy politics might have reached peak stupid, but Australia’s energy revolution – led by innovators and incumbents alike, all focused on delivering smarter, cheaper power – is just hitting its stride. And consumers are getting into it.

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Solar park to drive plastic heliostat development

Solar park to drive plastic heliostat development

A field trial to develop highly efficient solar energy heliostats made from plastic has opened in South Australia.

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Adani signs PPA for Rugby Run solar plant, but won't say with who

Adani signs PPA for Rugby Run solar plant, but won’t say with who

Adani Australia says it has a contract with Rugby Run solar farm in Queensland, but does not reveal who.

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Extending Liddell could be more expensive than solar plus storage

Extending Liddell could be more expensive than solar plus storage

RepuTex says extending life of ageing Liddell coal generator would result in higher costs than new large scale solar project with battery storage.