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How rooftop solar energy became a political issue

The Saturday Paper (subscription) - ‎1 hour ago‎
Where newly appointed Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg comes from, people aren't all that keen on renewable energy, it would seem. According to figures compiled by the environment group Solar Citizens before the recent election, ...
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Solar Power Could Be Coming Soon To Chernobyl | Gizmodo ...

Gizmodo Australia - ‎11 hours ago‎
The atomic fallout in Chernobyl, Ukraine was one of the worst nuclear disasters in history and put around 2600 square kilometres of land out of commis...
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Impact Investment Group targets $1b investment in solar power

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Former top Labor adviser Ross Garnaut will chair a new $100 million solar income fund by the Liberman family-backed Impact Investment Group, which is targeting a $1 billion investment in solar infrastructure by 2020. IIG chief executive Chris Lock said ...

CGN Solar Energy Development to procure 900MWp of PV modules, say reports

Digitimes - ‎11 hours ago‎
China-based state-run CGN Solar Energy Development will set up 10 model PV power-generating stations with total installation capacity of 500MWp and eight ordinary stations with that of 400MWp in China and thus will procure PV modules via open tender.

Lawrence Livermore collects funds for solar power improvement

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎21 hours ago‎
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in collaboration with Giant Leap Technologies, received $1.75 million Thursday from the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to improve solar power efficiency.

The Switch by Chris Goodall – solar power is finally taking over

The Guardian - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Goodall, who is an economist rather than a technologist or ecowarrior, explains why the change is happening now: the cost of solar electricity is falling much faster than anyone predicted.
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NSW solar bonus scheme ends this year: what are your options ...

RenewEconomy - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
On December 31 2016, recipients of NSW Solar Bonus Scheme will cease to receive bill credits for their exported solar energy. The Solar Bonus Scheme (which ...
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TNAU taps solar energy - The Hindu

The Hindu - ‎17 hours ago‎
The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University - Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute at Kumulur near here, has successfully tapped solar energy by ...
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Orange unveils new Google phone, smart meter and solar energy ...

European Communications (press release) (registration) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Orange is to launch a new smartphone and trial solar energy and smart metering technology in Africa. The France-based company made the announcements at ...

Molten storage and thermophotovoltaics offer new solar power ...

Science Daily - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
A new wrinkle on an old technology -- solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV) -- could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting high-temperature ...

Solar energy for 750000 homes

The Portugal News - ‎11 hours ago‎
Solar energy for 750,000 homes. by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 28-07-2016 14:14:00 · 0 Comments. Portugal's energy department is in the process of licensing 35 unsubsidised solar energy requests totalling 1,250 Megawatts (MW), enough to supply about ...

Solar Energy Consuming Coal's UK Market Share

CleanTechnica - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Solar energy, and renewable energy as a whole, is stealing notable market share from coal energy in the UK, according to the most recent market analysis from EnAppSys.
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Solar power: Bill shock looms as lucrative tariffs roll back, advocates warn

ABC Online - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Damien Moyse from the Alternative Technology Association said the people with the more generous feed-in tariffs bought their solar panels when they were far more expensive than they are now. "Even for the NSW people with relatively small solar PV, you ...

Off-grid solar power for Esperance bushfire victims

Science Network Western Australia - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
TECHNOLOGY, in the form of five stand-alone solar-powered systems, has come to the rescue of Esperance farmers who lost electrical power due to the devastating fires in November last year. The five off-grid systems have been installed in three farms ...

Chernobyl's Atomic Wasteland May Be Reborn With Solar Energy ...

Bloomberg - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Ukraine's looking toward the sun to put a radioactive wasteland back into business.

Rooftop solar energy system in Ooty

The Hindu - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
While rooftop solar energy systems are becoming popular in cities such as Coimbatore, it is now entering hill stations too.
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Tesla Powerwall: What's the verdict from the family who installed Australia's first unit?

ABC Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Mr Martin said the cost of solar battery products ranged on average between $1,500 and $2,000 per kilowatt hour. The Pfitzners spent $16,000 installing solar panels and their home battery system which can hold 7 kilowatt hours of power. His last ...
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40000 km on solar energy: Solar Impulse 2 completes its historic flight in Abu Dhabi

RT - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, the founders of the of the Solar Impulse project, took turns flying the plane throughout the journey.
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2,000 MW Of Solar Power Being Processed In Portugal ...

CleanTechnica - ‎6 hours ago‎
In notable solar news, Portugal has authorized the processing of licenses for solar projects which total more than 2,000 megawatts (2 gigawatts) of potential ...
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US Solar Energy Industries Association Releases New Land Leasing Guide

CleanTechnica - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The US Solar Energy Industries Association has published a new guide for landowners interested in leasing their land for use by solar developers.
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