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Category: Solar

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ARENA gives perovskite solar tech a push, with $6m Greatcell grant

ARENA gives perovskite solar tech a push, with $6m Greatcell grant

Commercial development of cheap, printable, Australian made perovskite solar cells boosted with $6m ARENA grant to Greatcell Solar.

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80MW solar farm proposed for Tamworth, NSW

80MW solar farm proposed for Tamworth, NSW

New Australian solar developer, Oriens Energy, announces plans for 80MW solar farm in Tamworth, with more projects in the pipeline.

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Maoneng lands Australia's biggest solar PPA - 300MW - with AGL

Maoneng lands Australia’s biggest solar PPA – 300MW – with AGL

China-Australia renewable energy firm lands PPA with AGL for construction of 300MW of large scale solar – the biggest contract so far in Australia.

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AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL confirms plans to invest in 1.6GW of wind and solar, plus storage and other technologies, to replace the ageing coal clunker, Liddell, which it will close in 2022, much to the annoyance of the federal Coalition.

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9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

2017 has been a year of records for Australian solar power, and the year’s not even finished yet. Here are 10 of the highlights so far…

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Rooftop solar: Australia's greatest opportunity – and its greatest risk

Rooftop solar: Australia’s greatest opportunity – and its greatest risk

Why rooftop solar could be one of the grid’s greatest assets but also one of its greatest threats if not properly managed. Here’s what AEMO thinks needs to be done.

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NSW signs LGC off-take deal with Neoen's Dubbo solar farm

NSW signs LGC off-take deal with Neoen’s Dubbo solar farm

NSW signs deal to buy LGC’s from Neoen’s Dubbo solar farm, and says “this lays the foundation for more renewable energy procurement.”

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Newcrest snubs solar for coal power, but was it a good deal?

Newcrest snubs solar for coal power, but was it a good deal?

Gold miner Newcrest decides against solar farm to help power its Cadia mine in NSW, highlighting the challenges for renewable developers.

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The first Australian utility to embrace era of "base-cost renewables"

The first Australian utility to embrace era of “base-cost renewables”

West Australia’s regional utility Horizon Power has become the first major Australian utility to embrace the concept of “base-cost renewables”, recognising that the plunging cost of solar and wind is set to turn traditional theories of energy supply on their head.

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5B plans module pre-fab facility in Adelaide, "gigafactory" in Asia

5B plans module pre-fab facility in Adelaide, “gigafactory” in Asia

Australian solar plant innovators 5B have announced plans to set up a production facility in Adelaide, and potentially a “gigawatt” production line in Asia.

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The insanity of burning coal for power as solar costs plunge to 1c/kWh by 2020

The insanity of burning coal for power as solar costs plunge to 1c/kWh by 2020

Burning coal to generate electricity in era of solar at 1c/kWh makes as about as much economic sense as “burning dollar notes”, says leading researcher Martin Green.