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Risen gets Green light for 80 MW string of solar PV projects

With ambitious plans to establish a 2 GW renewable energy portfolio in Australia, solar PV module supplier and project developer Risen Energy has signed a deal with Green Gold Energy (GGE) to jointly develop and construct a string of solar projects totalling 80 MW.

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Federal MP calls for breaks as Victoria drives ahead with electric vehicle tax

The Victorian Government’s push to impose a tax on electric vehicles (EV) is accelerating despite a Federal Government MP warning this week that the uptake of EVs in Australia is too slow, and the industry needs to be supported.

South Australian rooftop solar switched off in search for stability

The search for power system security has sparked an Australian first with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) confirming South Australian energy authorities switched off 67 MW of rooftop and large-scale solar PV at the weekend when electricity demand plunged to a near-record low.

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Regulator predicts rooftop PV poised for another record year

Australian households delivered a record year for rooftop solar PV in 2020 with more than 350,000 small-scale solar systems totalling 3 GW installed across the country and the rapid growth shows no signs of slowing with the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) tipping another 4 GW could be installed before the end of 2021.

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ClearVue looks to mining sector for BIPV application

West Australian smart solar glass developer ClearVue continues to explore new applications for its building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) technology, offering up its solar glass windows to Murdoch University for a research project into near-zero energy transportable mining accommodation.

Trina Solar launches tracker for large-format modules in Australian market

Solar manufacturing powerhouse Trina Solar’s focus on 210mm wafer-based solar PV technology continues unabated with the Chinese giant introducing trackers into the Australian market that are compatible with the new, larger-format modules.

Edify chief claims future is bright for large-scale solar PV

Australian renewable energy and storage company Edify Energy has dismissed concerns about a slowdown in the roll out of utility scale solar PV in Australia, declaring the future remains bright for the sector.

Safety concerns drive solar module transport solution

Safety when transporting solar PV modules from warehouse to job site is an ongoing issue for installers but one Queensland solar company has designed and manufactured a simple yet effective racking system that helps allay those concerns.

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Steel city targets green hydrogen future

Wollongong, for decades a hub for coal and steel industries, is keen to play a key role in Australia’s decarbonised energy future with the local council proposing the coastal city as the ideal location for large-scale clean energy hydrogen production.

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UniSA works to ensure renewable energy dream doesn’t become recycling nightmare

With increasing numbers of decommissioned solar PV modules threatening a waste management nightmare, researchers at the University of South Australia are spearheading a national push to establish a stewardship scheme designed to manage the impacts of PV systems through their life cycle.

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