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CSIRO confirms solar, wind cheapest options for new-build power

Solar PV and wind are the cheapest sources of energy in Australia and a new CSIRO report predicts they will continue to win the new electricity generation price war well into the future.

Vanadium flow battery technology put to test in South Australia

Australia’s first utility-scale vanadium flow battery will be built in regional South Australia and will demonstrate the technology’s potential to provide energy and frequency control ancillary services (FCAS) for the national grid.

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Taylor’s latest emissions data lashed as ‘woefully inadequate’

New emissions reduction “projections” released by the Federal Government show Australia is on track to achieve its Paris 2030 target but the figures have been condemned with environmental organisation Greenpeace describing them as “woefully inadequate”.

Leaked government report highlights risks with EV taxes

Plans to introduce new taxes for electric vehicles (EVs) have been undermined by a leaked government paper which warns applying new charges without other support for the technology could discourage Australia’s move to electric and low-emissions vehicles.

Australia’s largest privately owned shopping centre signs solar deal

Another Australian shopping centre has joined the rush to renewables with the Narellan Town Centre in western Sydney set to undergo a $40 million solar transformation after signing a 30-year energy partnership with CEP.Energy.

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New module on Australian market promises efficiency increase

South Korean PV manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells has launched a new high-density module in Australia, claiming its ‘zero-gap’ technology elevates solar efficiency up to 21.1%

CIMIC Group’s UGL secures more than $112 million in utilities contracts

Australian engineering firm UGL ends the week on a high having landed a series of renewable energy sector contracts with a combined value of more than $112 million.

200 MW solar farm and big battery project gets green light

The push by the New South Wales Government towards renewable energy continues to gather momentum with the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) approving a multimillion-dollar solar farm with a capacity of up to 500 MW in the state’s far north.

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Versatility of building-integrated PV tipped to increase PV penetration

The multi-functionality of building-integrated PV (BIPV) shapes as a key driver to increased PV penetration in the Australian energy market as rooftop installations continue to dominate.

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QCC warns Queensland losing renewables race

The Queensland Government will invest $500 million in the development of publicly owned solar and wind farms over the next four years but the Queensland Conservation Council (QCC) has warned the state “risks being left behind” the rest of Australia in its transition to renewable energy.

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