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Floating Solar May Appear On New South Wales Dam Reservoirs

Solar energy for NSW dams

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Energy and Utilities Minister Don Harwin announced yesterday the State Government wants the private sector to invest in small and large scale renewable energy generation using the state’s dams and other water infrastructure – and this could include floating solar energy installations. [Continue reading…]

Do You Really Need To Buy Solar From A CEC Approved Solar Retailer?

Is the Clean Energy Council’s Approved Solar Retailer program the be-all and end-all for selecting an excellent solar installer in Australia? Nope. [Continue reading…]

SunPower Buying SolarWorld (Americas)

SunPower SolarWorld Americas acquisition

SunPower has announced it will be acquiring 100 percent of SolarWorld Americas. The purchase price was not disclosed and the deal is subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

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March Australian Rooftop Solar Installations Break Record

Solar installations in Australia during March

March rooftop solar power system installs in Australia represented the highest monthly capacity total ever – 127 megawatts – enough to power the equivalent of 36,710 homes says Green Energy Markets.

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Ronald Checks Out Electric Cars Part 2 — Range, Charging, And Trivia

Nine days ago I attended the Charge Together electric car event in Adelaide and scored some sweet electric rides.  Last week I wrote about 5 specific electric cars and today I’ll describe what I learned about driving electric cars in general from their owners.  I’ll cover range anxiety and how it’s not really a problem […]

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Victorian Climate Change Innovation Grant Recipients Announced

Climate Change Innovation Grants - solar energy

The Victorian Government yesterday announced projects sharing in $4.3 million in Climate Change Innovation grants, among which were a few relating to solar energy.

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A Fracking Mess – NT’s Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium Lifted

Fracking gas wells

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner yesterday announced his government will go ahead with permitting fracking of onshore unconventional shale gas reservoirs in the NT, ending a moratorium on the activity.

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CEC Calls For Statewide Microgrid Rollout For Western Australia

Solar energy and microgrids in Western Australia

It’s time to get cracking on microgrids in fringe-of-grid locations across Western Australia says the Clean Energy Council.

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Gladstone Getting Its Large-Scale Solar On

Solar farms for Gladstone, Queensland

A proposed solar farm project near Gladstone may be shifting sites, while a couple of other projects in the pipeline for the region will be among the largest PV facilities in Australia.

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Jinko Maxim Panels With Cell String Optimization Will Not Be Sold In Australia

Jinko Maxim solar panels

Last Tuesday I went to Sydney to attend the Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition.  I learned many things, one being that Jinko Maxim panels that use use cell string optimization — described in  this article — will not be sold in Australia because they were unable to stop them interfering with television reception.

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