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Category: Solar

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Solar accounts for 2.2 per cent of US electricity generation in April

Solar accounts for 2.2 per cent of US electricity generation in April

Solar power accounts for 2.2 per cent of total generation in the US in April, a jump of 63% over the previous year.

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Sunraysia solar farm, largest in NSW, gets planning approval

Sunraysia solar farm, largest in NSW, gets planning approval

A 200MW solar farm near Balranald in western NSW will be largest, and one of 27 large scale solar projects planned or under construction in the state.

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IPART bumps up benchmark range for NSW solar tariffs

IPART bumps up benchmark range for NSW solar tariffs

Regulator further lifts benchmark for NSW solar tariffs – well above AGL’s proposed tariff – but rejects notion rooftop solar and storage have network benefits.

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Trump's far-fetched solar wall idea sparks surge in US solar stocks

Trump’s far-fetched solar wall idea sparks surge in US solar stocks

Trump’s planned “solar wall” might take a century to generate enough power to pay for itself, but the fact that Trump said the word “solar” is lighting a fire under solar stocks.

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Vector/LG Chem win 5MW battery storage tender for Alice Springs

Vector/LG Chem win 5MW battery storage tender for Alice Springs

Vector wins tender with LG Chem battery storage, which allow significant increase in solar capacity in Alice Springs and a payback in 4 years.

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China province powered by renewable energy only for 7 days

China province powered by renewable energy only for 7 days

State Grid Corporation of China is conducting a trial to supply all of Qinghai Province with hydro, wind and solar only for 7 consecutive days

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Solar's new sweet spot: Low cost, compact PV plants at $1/watt

Solar’s new sweet spot: Low cost, compact PV plants at $1/watt

New solar plant in Queensland will be built at less than half the cost modelled in the Finkel Review, and give a payback to investors in less than 5 years. Small is beautiful for large scale solar.

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Investing trillions in electricity’s sunny future

Investing trillions in electricity’s sunny future

NNEF has just published its fourth annual New Energy Outlook with electricity’s future looking sunny — and windy, too — to the tune of trillions of dollars of new investment.

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UK’s ‘stunning Sunday’ of 70% low-carbon power offers glimpse of near future

UK’s ‘stunning Sunday’ of 70% low-carbon power offers glimpse of near future

Sunny and windy Sunday afternoon in the U.K. sees carbon intensity power production level fall below 100g of CO2 per kWh for first time ever, gifting country’s energy market glimpse into future power generation mix.

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AGL says only renewables will provide new "baseload", not coal

AGL says only renewables will provide new “baseload”, not coal

AGL ridicules Coalition push for new “baseload” coal plants, saying that the only new “baseload” would be renewables, with gas or storage. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there,” says CEO Andy Vesey.

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WA national park taken off-grid by local network

WA national park taken off-grid by local network

Horizon Power’s stand-alone power project taking Fitzgerald River National Park off-grid with solar, battery storage and back-up diesel.