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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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china solar

Why it pays to keep an eye on China’s solar market

Just as in almost every other industry these days, it pays to keep a close eye on what happens in the Middle Kingdom.

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AEMO sees rooftop solar trebling in 10 years, batteries rising 10-fold

AEMO sees rooftop solar trebling in 10 years, batteries rising 10-fold

AEMO sees rooftop solar and battery storage uptake surging in WA, but grid to remain stable even as fossil fuel plants retire. EV forecasts vary widely.

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Mars goes 100% solar for all six Australian factories

Mars goes 100% solar for all six Australian factories

Mars goes 100% renewables in Australia, sourcing all its electricity needs from Kiamal solar farm and renewables “firming” contract.

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Can the rooftop solar boom keep going?

Can the rooftop solar boom keep going?

One-third through 2018 and we’ve chalked up 100MW+ new rooftop solar every single month. But how long can the solar boom last?

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Solar shines in global shift to renewables

Solar shines in global shift to renewables

IEEFA report shows solar taking an increasingly prominent role in driving the ongoing transformation of global electricity generation.

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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.