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Solar stocks finish as 2020’s hot ticket

In spite of this year’s tumult, many solar companies’ stock prices have seriously soared – with a number of companies seeing their share price quadruple in the last year.

Victorian 30 MW solar farm acquired by startup, securing future

Commercial rooftop solar startup CleanPeak Energy has acquired the 30 MW project location just outside the northern Victorian town of Wangaratta, its first foray into utility-scale solar.

NT mining town transitions to tourism hub powered by renewables

A mining town in the Northern Territory will be renewed by renewables after a multimillion-dollar cash injection from the Gunner government.

Australian research improves the scope and efficiency of PV light sensitisers

Australian scientists have developed an algorithm to increase both the efficiency and compatibility of light sensitisers in solar panels, encompassing silicon cells for the first time.

More panels than pupils: remote primary school kicks off WA’s solar PV program

The farming community of Scaddan, 50km off Western Australia’s southern coast, has kicked off the state’s Solar Schools Program with the first of 30 planned systems installed.

SA envisions becoming clean energy exporter with 500% renewables in new climate plan

South Australia could generate five times more renewable energy than the state currently demands by 2050, positioning itself as a national and even international exporter of clean energy. The SA government today released its climate Action Plan, adding to the chorus of state announcements.

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‘There will be more South Australias coming up’

How Australia deals with its solar grid integration, for industry veteran Wilf Johnston, 2021’s most consequential issue. Revamping the way the industry proposes battery storage to Aussie customers and safety are also key areas to watch, he says.

Morrison commits additional $94m to Tasmanian underwater electricity cable

New electricity linkages will be created between Tasmania and the mainland after the state became the latest to have its renewables projects fast tracked and given funding by the federal government.

Industrial property complex in Western Sydney fitted with 1.5 MW solar system

A 1.5 MW rooftop solar plant has been commissioned Frasers Property Industrial to provide clean energy to the commercial properties based at its Horsley Park Estate in Sydney’s west.

‘If they felt more secure, I don’t think they’d go after environmental charities’

In a strangely petty tit-for-tat, Energy Networks Australia has come out against the Grattan Institute’s November ‘Flame Out’ report, which called for, among other things, a moratorium on new gas connections in houses.

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