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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.

Aussies overwhelmingly satisfied with solar purchases and keen to invest further, survey finds

Almost half of all Australians who purchased solar panels reported they are looking to invest further into renewable energy solutions, a survey by fintech lender Plenti has found.

Thousands of solar panels to shade car park at Australia’s biggest shopping centre

Australia’s largest shopping centre, Vicinity Centres’ Fashion Capital in Chadstone, has announced it will be adding more than 400 solar shaded parking bays as part of a multimillion-dollar car park upgrade.

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Solar capacity ‘tantalisingly’ close to exceeding expectations but analyst warns of ‘logical’ downturn

Australia is teetering on the upper limit of solar installation expectations for 2020, but this remarkable growth pattern continuing into next year would defy logic, says Tristan Edis.

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How to grow a mid-scale market segment

When Komo Energy founders Gerald Arends and Jonathan Prendergast spoke to pv magazine Australia almost six weeks ago, Australia’s knowledge gap about the mid-scale segment lay between them and their vision of a flowing pipeline of projects.

Cattle farming WA town recognised for advanced distributed energy resource microgrid

Onslow, a tiny coastal town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia known for its cattle farms and gold mines, has this week been recognised for having one of the world’s most advanced microgrids.

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