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Solar + battery beats best retail offers in S.A. by a quarter

The chart shows that the combination of PV+battery+grid, taking advantage of the best grid offer, is $123 per year cheaper than the cheapest grid-only offer ($1,645 per year) and $449 lower than the median grid-only offer ($1,971). In other words, … Continue reading

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First week – SolarPV and battery storage

So what are my overall reflections at the end of the first weeks? I wish I had done it quicker – it would have saved me around $40/week. I suspect my power bill, particularly in summer months, will fall to … Continue reading

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Energy gold mine: storage = solar + pumped hydro

Australia’s biggest renewables-based energy storage project could be up and running in a few years, and will be unique in the world – a pumped hydro plant exploiting the sheer vertical drop an old open pit gold mine and the … Continue reading

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Solar Delivers Cheapest Electricity ‘Ever, Anywhere, By Any Technology’

Chile has just contracted for the cheapest unsubsidized power plant in the world, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reports. In last week’s energy auction, Chile accepted a bid from Spanish developer Solarpack Corp. Tecnologica for 120 megawatts of solar at the stunning price of $29.10 … Continue reading

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Research worries, at risk – solar to power the planet

Solar cells are now so efficient and so cheap, that it’s feasible for Australia to source all of its own electricity from solar cells, and theoretically, supply power for the whole planet. image: map shows solar radiation – small red dot … Continue reading

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Australia playing catch-up with Europe, US and China in deploying renewable energy

Each installation, be it on the household or utility scale has its own set of characteristics, based on a range of factors. He asks whether Australia would like to be a developer, manufacturer and seller of solar energy systems or … Continue reading

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Vote 1 Solar for 100% renewable power by 2030

The Homegrown Power Plan shows that the orderly transition to 100% renewable energy is practical and achievable, and it will mean a better, fairer power system and lower electricity bills for everyone. Sign the petition today to call on all parties and … Continue reading

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Qld hybrid solar and pumped hydro project set to begin next year

This is to open up North Queensland, local supply and export,  big solar with hydro storage for electricity supply when grid price is high, way to go. >more> RenewEconomy

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‘Natural’ gas not as good as solar – despite gas industry’s best efforts

Title of this item says it all, comprehensive analysis that gas isn’t likely to recover any lost respect  by Dr Stephen Bygrave, CEO  Beyond Zero Emissions >more> TheGuardian

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Was the renewables industry better off under Abbott than Turnbull?

“The result is confusion, concern and dismay. Despite all the talk of the “innovation economy”, the large-scale renewable energy target remains at a standstill, without a single wind farm or solar farm commissioned or built since the Coalition took power … Continue reading

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