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UN Secretary-General Again Calls For End To Fossil Fuel Subsidies

UN Secretary-General António Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged members of the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action to keep pushing for a green COVID-19 recovery.

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Vales Point Power Station Pollution Fine “Chump Change”

Vales Point Power Station

Less than a week after being tapped for a Federal Government grant, a fine has been issued for waste and pollution offences at Vales Point Power Station in New South Wales.

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Electricity Meter Upgrade Complaints Drop In South Australia

Electricity meter changeovers in South Australia

South Australia’s Energy & Water Ombudsman handled fewer complaints in 2019-20; including regarding issues relating to meter upgrades for solar power system installations.

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New SA Inverter Rules Add $165 To Price Of SolarEdge Systems

Yesterday in SA solar met 100% of demand for a short time. Hence the need for remote solar shutdown. SolarEdge inverters have this capability. Image: Rob Morris

On Thursday at 3:58 pm I was invited to a SolarEdge webinar that started at 4:00 pm.  I was glad to get the invite, but the lack of notice meant I missed out on the first 5 minutes because I didn’t have time to set up my laptop/internet properly beforehand.  This was very appropriate because […]

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Trump Seeks To Expand And Boost Solar Tariff

Trump solar tariffs

U.S President Donald Trump wants to up punitive tariffs on imported solar panels and cells next year – blaming bifacial modules.

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Australian Solar Systems Interest Index – October 2020

Australian home solar energy interest in September 2020

A greater proportion of Australians using the SolarQuotes service were interested in installing bigger PV systems last month, and getting their solar panels installed sooner.

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Solar Company Fined For Fake Reviews

Solar company fined for fake testimonials

A solar installation company has been whacked with a fine of $6,000 for publishing fake testimonials on its website.

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Scania Tinkering With Solar Truck Trailers

Scania solar truck trailer

Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania says it will develop a trailer clad in solar cells to help power a plug-in hybrid truck.

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Another Rooftop Solar DC Isolator Up In Smoke

Rooftop solar panel fire

A problem child of solar installations – rooftop DC isolators – are continuing to demonstrate why they should no longer be required.

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TAI Goes Into Bat For Australian Solar Households

Proposed solar export charges

The Australia Institute (TAI) has said proposed rule changes that would allow electricity distribution networks to charge households with solar PV for exporting electricity would be unfair unless they were also being paid fair revenue for the benefits they provide.

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