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Category: Solar

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Graph of Day: How solar tower and storage sailed through eclipse

Graph of Day: How solar tower and storage sailed through eclipse

Murdoch media’s “Monkey’s uncle” thinks solar towers and storage are intermittent. But its performance during eclipse shows otherwise.

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AECEA: China installations to surpass 40 GW in 2017

AECEA: China installations to surpass 40 GW in 2017

Forecasts for solar PV installations in China for 2017 rise to 40-45 GW.

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Solar Insiders Podcast August 23

Solar Insiders Podcast August 23

Is your rooftop solar system a fire risk?

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Small-scale solar will displace $2 billion of US power by 2025

Small-scale solar will displace $2 billion of US power by 2025

Solar on U.S. homes and businesses will grow 10% a year, displacing $2 billion of grid-based power by 2025. But Australia leads the way.

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Victoria to unveil wind and solar tenders in push for 40% renewables

Victoria to unveil wind and solar tenders in push for 40% renewables

Major renewable energy tender announcements expected from Victoria, along with more details of state renewable energy target architecture.

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California grid survives solar eclipse, as Australia prepares for 2028

California grid survives solar eclipse, as Australia prepares for 2028

California’s solar-centric grid manages eclipse without a hitch. In Australia, preparations already being made for 2028 eclipse.

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Super cheap solar - and why that's good for Australia's mining sector

Super cheap solar – and why that’s good for Australia’s mining sector

Solar pioneer Martin Green says solar PV will fall to $US10/MWh within a few years, but this will be good news for Australia’s mining industry because the fall in Australia’s thermal coal exports will be offset by a factor of more than 5 by demand for other resources.

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Energy Insiders Podcast August 21

Energy Insiders Podcast August 21

Port Augusta’s ground breaking solar tower

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"Unaccredited" rooftop solar installer nabbed by Clean Energy Regulator

“Unaccredited” rooftop solar installer nabbed by Clean Energy Regulator

Clean Energy Regulator continues rooftop solar crack-down, this time taking action against “unaccredited” individual installer.

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Aurora: What you should know about Port Augusta's solar power-tower

Aurora: What you should know about Port Augusta’s solar power-tower

Much has been written about the $650m Aurora project, and I set out here to collect together what is known and fill in some of the gaps.

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Researchers one step closer to efficient, colorful solar panels

Researchers one step closer to efficient, colorful solar panels

Researchers at Netherlands’ AMOLF Institute develop method to make solar panels green. Next stop, red and blue – and maybe even white.