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Australian Scientia Professor Martin Green has been made a laureate of the Japan Prize in the field of Resources, Energy, the Environment, and Social Infrastructure for his “revolutionary” work in the field of photovoltaics.

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Victorian electricity distributor, CitiPower, and the Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF) have signed a new agreement in a move they say will unlock the potential of community-scale battery storage in the Melbourne CBD and inner-city suburbs.

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Western Australian electricity company Horizon Power is getting $2.6 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to build Australia’s first remote microgrid using renewable hydrogen generation in the coastal town of Denham in the north-west of the State..

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Australian startup SunDrive has boosted its coffers with $3 million in new funding to advance the commercial development of its low cost, high efficiency solar cells manufacturing process.

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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $495,680 in funding to the Grid Innovation Hub at Monash University to conduct a desktop study exploring how to manage unstable and weak parts of the electricity grid.

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A blockchain solar energy trading trial that lets households set their own electricity prices has found the technology is technically feasible, viewed positively by participants and can lead to localised energy autonomy - and provide a big boost for peer-to-peer systems globally, according to Western Australian headquartered blockchain cryptocurrency and energy trading platform provider Power Ledger.

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Complaints about unwanted telemarketing calls from solar companies have halved since 2018, following a clampdown by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to reduce illegal telemarketing calls from the solar sector.

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Melbourne based renewable energy startup RayGen has been allocated $3 million in funding by the Australian Renewable Agency (ARENA) to conduct a technical and commercial feasibility study for a 4 MW “solar hydro” power plant to be built in north-western Victoria.

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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has established a $15 million fund to support research that aims to address end-of-life issues for solar PV panels, as well as increasing their efficiency and lowering their cost.

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Renewable electricity is slated to power all city-owned properties in Sydney from July 2020 with the unveiling by the Sydney City Counci of what’s been described as the biggest standalone renewables deal for an Australian council.

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 10:52

Wind, solar and battery to power WA mine

Second-hand wind turbines, solar and a battery will combine to power a remote mine in Western Australia, in a claimed first-of-its kind project supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

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Friday, 02 November 2018 11:01

Australia smashes solar records in one month

Australia’s solar industry smashed multiple records in September, crossing 10 gigawatts of installed solar — the most registered in a month — and registered two of the country’s largest solar farms, according to a new report.

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A trial of renewable classrooms has been expanded to Queensland, with Brisbane high school students now being taught in Australia’s first solar- and battery-powered portable classroom.

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Jobs related to renewable energy production in Australia grew by a third in 2016-17 to the equivalent of 14,820 full-time positions, the Australian Bureau of Statistics says.

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The University of NSW has secured a tripartite arrangement with contract partners Maoneng Australia and Origin Energy for an offsite Solar PV Corporate Power Purchase Agreement.

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The Australian Solar Council and the Energy Storage Council have combined to form the Smart Energy Council, a new peak industry body for the solar, storage and smart energy industries.

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Step over, Tesla. Team Arrow, an Australian non-profit, high-tech, renewable energy think-tank, is bringing its solar-powered race car to the streets.

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:47

ARENA to put $18 million into Qld project

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is contributing $18 million towards funding for the $160 million Kennedy Park wind, solar and battery project in North Queensland.

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