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Thinner Solar Cells = Even Cheaper Solar Panels?

Thinner solar cells

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) believe thinner solar cells are the key to even cheaper solar panels and scaling up production. [Continue reading…]

Loddon Shire Council To Decide On Solar Farm

Bendigo solar farm

Image: BayWa r.e

A meeting of Loddon Shire councillors this afternoon may decide the fate of a proposed BayWa r.e. solar energy project not far from Bendigo in Victoria. [Continue reading…]

SolarQuotes’ New Retail Electricity Plan Comparison Tool Can Save You Money — It Let Me Afford Pizza

tool screenshot and pizza

I’m paying way too much for electricity.  It’s driving me broke!  Financially I was doing okay until I told everyone I’d buy them pizza and it end up costing me $90.  How can pizza cost $90?  It’s dough, tomato sauce, ham, pineapple, and maybe some corn if you’re Japanese.  How can that be $90?  We […]

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Solar Panels Installed For Kimberley Coast Community

Solar energy - Bidyadanga

160kW of solar capacity has been installed on the rooftops of several community buildings in the remote community of Bidyadanga.

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Better Batteries With Relectrify’s BMS+Inverter

Relectrify BMS+Inverter

Melbourne-based Relectrify has officially launched a battery management system (BMS) it says can boost lithium-ion battery service life by as much a third and reduce cost by up to half compared to other market-leading tech.

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Sungrow Crabby With Researcher Over Inverter Security Vulnerability Disclosure

A few months after I wrote about security in the home renewables space, a Brisbane engineer bought a Sungrow SH5k-20 inverter, decided to “poke around”, and claims to have turned up a crop of serious security vulnerabilities.

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More Off-Grid Solar + Energy Storage For The Bush?

Off grid solar power

The bushfire crisis has some electricity distributors thinking more about utilising solar power and battery storage.

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Scumbags Steal Solar Panels From Fire Lookout Tower

Solar panel theft

Low-life, degenerate pus buckets have stolen solar panels that could help save lives from a site near Gympie in Queensland.

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JinkoSolar Boasts Bifacial Panel Conversion Efficiency Record

JinkoSolar bifacial solar panels

Solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar has staked a claim for achieving the highest conversion efficiency in bifacial panels to date.

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SA Energy Minister Praises Bonney Big Battery

Lake Bonney big battery

South Australia’s Minister for Energy and Mining Dan “The Battery Man” van Holst Pellekaan is pretty excited about Infigen Energy’s Lake Bonney big battery.

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