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Buffett’s Big Appetite For Solar Power

Warren Buffet - Solar Power

Multi-billionaire Warren Buffett is looking to splash more cash on wind energy and solar power projects – billions of dollars he says. As for coal, he’s less than bullish.

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SolarQuotes Reaches Major Milestone

SolarQuotes milestone

May 9, 2017 – Adelaide, Australia. On Saturday evening, the quote counter on popular Australian solar power resources site SolarQuotes ticked over to reach 300,000.

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Turning Air Pollution Into An Energy Source With Solar

Power from pollution with solar energy

Researchers are developing a solar powered device that cleans up polluted air and in the process, creates a renewable fuel – hydrogen.

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Tamworth Regional Council To Vote On More Solar

Solar power - Tamworth Council

Tamworth Regional Council is considering a $248,000 solar energy and LED project that will reportedly save it  $84,000 a year on electricity bills.

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Trina Solar Sets New IBC Monocrystalline Cell Efficiency Record

PV cell efficiency record - Trina Solar

Trina Solar has announced it has set a new record of 24.13% total-area efficiency for a large-area n-type mono-crystalline silicon Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) solar cell.

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Climate Council : 50% Renewables By 2030, End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

End fossil fuel subsidies

The Climate Council’s submission to the Federal Government’s 2017 Climate Policy Review recommends a national transition plan for Australia’s electricity system that will result in at least 50% renewables by 2030.

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How Australia Could Be Exporting Renewable Energy (Soon)

CSIRO - Solar Hydrogen

Technology being developed by CSIRO could see Australia becoming a major exporter of hydrogen; home brewed with the assistance of renewable energy sources such as solar power.

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The UK’s First Solar Powered Bus

Solar powered bus

The UK’s first fully solar-electric bus, operated by the curiously named transport service The Big Lemon, is now cruising the streets of Brighton and Hove.

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Canada Reaches 66% Renewables Generated Electricity

Renewable Energy In Canada

A new report from Canada’s National Energy Board shows the nation generated around two-thirds of its electricity from renewable energy sources in 2015.

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South Australia Is Actually Second Cheapest State For Household Electricity

Typical annual electricity bill by state and territory

Grid electricity is not cheap in South Australia.  Here in Adelaide it’s never a happy time when I get an electricity bill.  My last quarterly bill was $203 for 389 kilowatt-hours of use.  All up, that means I paid over 52 cents for each kilowatt-hour of grid electricity.

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