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Tasmania releases 200% renewable energy action plan

To help achieve its global-leading renewable energy target of 200% by 2040, the Tasmanian government has released the draft Renewable Energy Action Plan.

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Australia’s rooftop PV juggernaut displaces fossil fuel generators

The unstoppable growth of Australia’s rooftop PV fleet continues to eat into the pie previously reserved for coal and gas, a new audit of the National Electricity Market shows. Meanwhile, the nation’s electricity consumption has remained mostly flat despite a Covid-19 pandemic-induced economic slowdown.

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Solar feed-in upgrade to Energy Made Easy Govt comparison website

Last week the Morrison Government launched the revamped version of its energy price comparison website, Energy Made Easy. The website carries new features installed by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) designed to help Australians get a better deal on their energy bill.

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Q Cells expands premium range in Australia

With a power class of up to 355Wp, the Q.Peak Duo-G6+ is the most powerful Q Cells’ residential solar panel to hit the Australian market.

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Solar hot air also rises, solar chimneys save energy and lives

Researchers at RMIT University have designed a solar chimney that both saves energy, and saves lives. The solar chimney, part of a range of sustainable features built into the new Mentone Reserve Pavilion in Melbourne’s Kingston.

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AEMO: The grid can handle 75% renewables by 2025

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has found that the country already has the technical capability to safely operate a system where three-quarters of electricity comes from wind and solar. However, to do so it needs to get regulations right.

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Despite solar woes, Tesla recorded its first profitable Q1

Tesla finished the first quarter of 2020 with a positive GAAP net income, driven by the profitability of the Model Y. However, the story was not so bright for solar, storage or corporate governance.

Code red! Agricultural solar hit by NSW Environmental Planning Policy Amendment

The New South Wales solar industry hailed last week’s amendment to the state planning laws, which allows installation of larger rooftop solar systems on households and businesses without council approvals. But omission of a previous enabling clause from the legislation will add cost and delays to ground-mounted solar developments of more than 30 kW.

NSW amends laws to pave the way for rooftop solar and big batteries

The New South Wales government has amended legislation to allow for larger-scale solar systems to be installed on homes and commercial buildings without council approval and to facilitate the installation of utility-scale batteries.

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Power Ledger, Nicheliving partner for large-scale solar energy trading rollout in WA

More than 100 apartments in Western Australia will get access to blockchain energy trading technology on the back of a three-year deal signed by Power Ledger and developer Nicheliving.

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