Boggabilla Solar Farm Wins Praise

Boggabilla Solar Farm

Solar powers on in Boggabilla | Image source: Adam Marshall

Boggabilla, a small town in the far north of inland New South Wales, has been put on the map with a recently completed privately funded solar farm.

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Life After Coal – Lithgow City Council Contemplating Solar

Solar energy in Lithgow

A bigger role for solar in Lithgow’s future? | Solar panels image : Lujkin8, CC BY-SA 3.0

If the Mayor of Lithgow in New South Wales has his way, solar panels could soon be installed on the Lithgow City Council building rooftop. It’s big news, as the city is in the heart of coal country.

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Building Upgrade Finance To Support Commercial Solar In SA

Commercial solar power - building upgrade finance

Removing barriers to commercial solar uptake in South Australia | Image: Roofjockey, CC BY-SA 4.0

New regulations now in effect in South Australia could help boost the number of solar power systems installed on tenanted commercial buildings throughout the state.

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Shell Tentatively Stepping Back Into Solar Energy

Shell - solar power investment

Shell eyeing Asia-Pacific solar market

Shell has sunk a chunk of change in Singapore’s Sunseap Group, with view to collaborating with the company on solar projects in the Asia Pacific.

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Banking Giant Commits To 100% Renewables

JPMorgan Chase - 100% renewable energy

Financial services goliath JPMorgan Chase has said it will source 100% renewable energy to run its global operations by 2020.

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X Unveils Energy Storage Project – Malta

X - Project Malta - energy storage

U.S. tech firm X is working on technology it says could compete on price with other current energy storage methods – and it’s approaching commercial prototype stage.

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Sustainable Shipping Sea Trials On The Horizon

Aquarius MRE - Eco Marine Power
Japan’s Eco Marine Power is preparing for sea trials next year of a rigid sail and solar power system designed for use on bulk carriers.

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Sono Motors’ Solar Powered Sion EV Officially Unveiled

Sono Motors - Sion Electric Vehicle

Touting it as the solar car for everyone, Munich’s Sono Motors unveiled a fully functional prototype of its Sion electric vehicle last week.

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Fossil Fuels – Billions In Subsidies, Trillions In Health Costs

Fossil fuel subsidies

A new report says health costs associated with fossil fuel use in G20 countries are more than six times higher than the substantial subsidies the oil, gas and coal sectors receive.

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Green Light For More Large-Scale Solar Projects In New South Wales

Large scale solar power in NSW

Gilgandra Solar Farm Preliminary Layout

NSW Department of Planning and Environment has approved four major solar power projects to be constructed in the west of the state.

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