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First Australian solar farm in Antarctica powers up at Casey station

The first Australian solar farm in Antarctica sparked into life this week at remote Casey station using 105 solar panels. The solar power array is among the largest in Antarctica. It will help remote Australian Antarctic research stations like Casey to reduce reliance on diesel generation. As a result it will cut both cost and …

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4 Creative Ways Cities Are Transitioning To A Clean Energy Future

Mayors from cities across the U.S. are stepping up and committing to broad and inspirational action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize local energy systems. This leadership is especially critical given lack of federal climate action, but translating a mayoral commitment to reality can be a challenge. City staff face many hurdles when attempting …

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Climate Change driven extreme heat threatens health of South Australians

Extreme heat events will threaten the health of residents in south-eastern South Australia, including the major metro area of Adelaide, unless urgent action is taken to combat climate change. That’s the verdict of a new report predicting a rapid increase in the number of days over 35°C in South Australia. The ‘Heatwatch’ report by The Australia …

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Are solar panels the new crop for farmers?

Randy DeBaillie pointed to the power meter on his snow-covered farm: Even on a foggy, monochromatic day, with the sun barely piercing the clouds, the flat black panels planted nearby in two long rows were generating electricity. “There’s enough energy produced to run the whole complex,” said DeBaillie, 50, who farms 6,500 acres with his …

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Australia Leads Global Renewable Energy Revolution

Australia is installing renewable energy facilities at a faster rate than any other country. Australia is enjoying a green energy revolution. It is installing renewable energy facilities faster than anywhere else, and research shows Australia is on track to meet its Paris climate commitments five years early. The agreement reached in the French capital in …

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Australia is Creating Renewable Energy Faster Than Other Countries

On top of that, the government recently announced they are taking even more steps to reduce their national carbon footprint by planting one billion trees by 2050. The research, which was conducted by The Australian National University (ANU), found that Australia is installing renewable power per person each year faster than any other country, which is …

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Gelion launches zinc bromine gel battery to take on lithium mainstays

The company unveiled the first commercial application of its Gelion Endure battery storage platform – a battery-integrated portable, automated solar light tower – at the home of its conception, the University of Sydney, at a live demonstration on Wednesday night. The technology was unveiled as part of a $1 million contract with the University – …

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Solar demographics: Low-to-mid income households choose solar to beat rising power prices

This is according to solar demographics data just released. New research commissioned by Solar Citizens shows rooftop solar panels are proportionally more common on the homes of low-to-middle income Australians. In fact, the lowest socio-economic group had the highest solar uptake, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald. Significantly, the wealthiest group had the lowest. Solar …

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Small-scale rooftop solar installs reach record 159MW in January

The boom is small-scale rooftop solar installations has continued into 2019, with total installs for the first month of the year reaching 159.4MW – a record for the month that is typically affected by the summer holiday season. As solar expert Nigel Morris commented in last week’s Solar Insiders podcast, the word around the industry …

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Business doubles down on clean energy in 2018

New figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show that businesses doubled down on renewables in 2018, buying more than twice as much compared to the year before. Corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) jumped from the 6.1 GW purchased in 2017 to 13 GW in 2018, with most of the action coming from solar and wind power. The …

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