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Canberra Battery Test Centre Update — BYD Battery Comes Out On Top

Lithium Ion Battery Test Centre Results

The results show some big name batteries performing pretty poorly…

The Lithium Ion Battery Test Centre in Canberra has released a new report.  They released it 5 months ago but I’ll make apologies for tardy reporting later.  [Continue reading…]

Tasmania Has A New Electricity Retailer

1st Energy - Tasmania

As of the beginning of this week, a new electricity retailer is operating in Tasmania – and it’s looking to grab the attention of solar power system owners. [Continue reading…]

Amazon Commits To Cutting Carbon Impact Of Shipping

Amazon - solar energy

Online retail behemoth Amazon has set a goal of 50% of all the company’s shipments to be net zero carbon by 2030.

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Underwriting New Generation Investment Program “Unconstitutional”?

Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor

Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor apparently lacks constitutional authority over electricity and authority to fund projects under the Underwriting New Generation Investment Program in its current form.

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Even More Solar Power And Battery Storage For SA’s Robertstown Area

Solar power in Robertstown

SA Water has a couple of large-scale PV + energy storage projects in the pipeline (so to speak) for the Robertstown region in South Australia’s Mid-North.

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CEC Flags Changes To Approved Solar Retailer Program

CEC Approved Solar Retailer

Changes to the Clean Energy Council’s Approved Solar Retailer Program will see suspended or cancelled participants publicly named.

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Shell To Acquire Solar Battery Manufacturer Sonnen

Shell to acquire Sonnen

Shell announced on Friday its intention to acquire German battery maker Sonnen – the company will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the fossil fuel giant. 

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NASA Farewells Solar Powered Mars Rover Opportunity

Solar powered Mars rover Opportunity

All good things come to an end, and that includes the mission of the solar powered Mars rover Opportunity.

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Australian Coal Power Will Be Quickly Killed By Low Cost Renewables

Last month the entire country sweltered under an oppressive heatwave — except the half known as Western Australia.  As air conditioner power consumption soared on the 25th, 40% of Victoria’s coal generators failed followed by rolling blackouts. When faced with this incontrovertible evidence of coal’s unreliability, the government dedicated itself to the rapid phaseout of coal under its […]

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Victorian Solar Hot Water Rebate Applications Open Next Week

Solar hot water rebate - Victoria

Victorian home owners will soon be able to apply for rebates of up to $1,000 on solar hot water systems under the Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes Package scheme.

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