More Solar To Power Up In Mareeba Shire

Solar energy in Mareeba Shire, Queensland

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Queensland’s Mareeba region will be racking up a bunch of solar panels in the near future after another large-scale PV project was granted the go-ahead last week. [Read more…]

Floating Solar Power Plant For Adelaide Reservoir

Floating solar power - Adelaide, South Australia

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A floating solar plant will be installed at a metropolitan reservoir in Adelaide – part of a much larger solar PV rollout announced today by SA Water. [Read more…]

Renewables Continue To Squeeze Out Coal In Germany

Solar power in Germany

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Germany’s Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) says renewable energy sources are expected to have accounted for more than 36% of gross electricity consumption in the country in 2017. [Read more…]

Snowy 2.0 : Technically Feasible, Financially Viable, Very Expensive

Snowy 2.0 feasibility study

Snowy Hydro’s feasibility study on the Snowy 2.0 electricity generation expansion and pumped hydro storage project has been completed. It’s doable says the company, but it won’t be cheap. [Read more…]

STC Demand Expected To Increase In 2018

Small scale solar to drive STC demand

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Given the huge increase in rooftop solar installations in Australia this year, the Clean Energy Regulator expects the small-scale technology percentage to increase in 2018, boosting STC demand. [Read more…]

Wellington Solar Farm Proposal On Public Display

Wellington Solar Farm

Public feedback has been invited on the development of Wellington Solar Farm, which is proposed for a site approximately 2km north-east of the town of Wellington in New South Wales. [Read more…]

Draft Victorian Solar Feed-In Tariff Decision Published

Solar feed in tariffs in Victoria

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From the beginning July next year, Victorian solar households and small businesses may receive different feed in tariff rates based on the time of day electricity is exported. [Read more…]

New Solar Subsidy For Canberra’s Low-Income Households

Canberra solar rebate

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A new program in the ACT is providing financial support to help some low-income households slash their electricity costs through installing solar panels. [Read more…]

Australia Post’s Monster Rooftop Solar Power Installation

Australia Post solar power system

Australia Post has announced completion of a $3 million, 2.1MW solar panel system at its parcel sorting facility in Chullora, New South Wales. [Read more…]

Hobart City Council Divesting From Fossil Fuels – Completely

The fossil fuel divestment juggernaut rumbles on, with Hobart City Council announcing it was getting on board in a big way. [Read more…]