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Townsville resort bets big on solar, efficiency

Townsville resort bets big on solar, efficiency

A luxury resort in Townsville in Queensland’s north is looking to cut its grid power consumption by up to 70 per cent, through a suite of cutting edge renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades.

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California mandates solar PV on all new residential buildings

California mandates solar PV on all new residential buildings

California Energy Commission has, as predicted, mandated rooftop solar PV installations on all new residential buildings from 2020.

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SA Water plans 152MW solar, 35MWh storage to slash bills to zero

SA Water plans 152MW solar, 35MWh storage to slash bills to zero

SA Water plans to install 152MW solar PV and 35MWh of storage by 2020 to slash its electricity bill, previously forecast to reach $55 million, to zero.

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Image of the Day: "Sheila" the solar panel cleaner

Image of the Day: “Sheila” the solar panel cleaner

How do you solve a problem like dusty solar panels? Two SA entrepreneurs and a tractor company have created a solution.

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Solar power in space: 60th anniversary of Vanguard 1

Solar power in space: 60th anniversary of Vanguard 1

This month is an interesting anniversary: the sixtieth anniversary of solar power in space.

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Solar plus storage spells doom for gas peakers

Solar plus storage spells doom for gas peakers

Renewables paired with storage could see gas peakers become a rarity, only selectively and sparingly used in systems with challenging limitations or localised constraints.

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Carnegie wins grant to power offshore gas platform with solar

Carnegie wins grant to power offshore gas platform with solar

Carnegie wins NERA funding to integrate solar PV and storage at the Blacktip Wellhead Platform in the Southern Bonaparte Basin.

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California hits new big solar peak - 50% of total demand

California hits new big solar peak – 50% of total demand

California notches new solar records for peak production and supply, boosted by a couple of mild and sunny early Spring days.

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Adelaide Uni to add 2MWh vanadium battery system, 1.2MW solar

Adelaide Uni to add 2MWh vanadium battery system, 1.2MW solar

University to install 1.2MW of solar and a 0.5MW/2MWh vanadium flow redox battery system, cut its grid electricity consumption by 40%.

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W.A.'s largest solar farm - Emu Downs - opens for business

W.A.’s largest solar farm – Emu Downs – opens for business

APA completes largest solar farm in West Australia, and first in that state to be co-located with a wind farm.

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10 trends that will shape the global solar market in 2018

10 trends that will shape the global solar market in 2018

2018 will be the first triple-digit year for the global solar market — but it will also have some bumps.