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Category: Solar

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Ergon takes steps to manage booming rooftop solar uptake

Ergon takes steps to manage booming rooftop solar uptake

UPDATED: Regional Queensland network operator rolls out technology to allow more rooftop solar power to be exported to the grid, without disrupting supply.

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Western Sydney Uni solar car wins first leg of American Solar Challenge

Western Sydney Uni solar car wins first leg of American Solar Challenge

Students from Western Sydney University Solar Car Team have won the first stage of the biannual American Solar Challenge race.

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Australia has 35GW of solar farms in development pipeline

Australia has 35GW of solar farms in development pipeline

After a record 2017, there is now more than 1900MW of solar PV farms under construction across Australia, and 35GW in various stages of development.

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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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More rooftop solar needed to reduce peaks, stabilise grid

More rooftop solar needed to reduce peaks, stabilise grid

Days after ACCC calls for rooftop solar scheme to be abolished, new report identifies why more rooftop solar should be encouraged to reduce peak demand on hot days and boost system security.

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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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Redflow ships "biggest" battery order for Fiji digital TV roll-out

Redflow ships “biggest” battery order for Fiji digital TV roll-out

Australian energy storage company ships largest-ever order of zinc-bromine flow batteries, to provide energy storage for Fiji’s new digital television network.

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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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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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Massive surge in rooftop solar would bring end to Australia's coal era

Massive surge in rooftop solar would bring end to Australia’s coal era

The biggest threat to Australia’s legacy coal fired generators is not the explosion of wind and solar farms, or even the settings of the country’s emissions policy: Right now, it’s the continued boom in rooftop solar.

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ACCC wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

ACCC wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

ACCC calls for federal solar subsidy to be scrapped by 2021, in report that documents how consumers have been screwed by networks, generators and retailers. Its response: Kill rooftop solar, and get government to underwrite new projects that could include gas and coal.