Renewable energy

Q&A: 2015 global solar PV demand forecast

Industry analyst Solarbuzz's Finlay Colville delivers his predictions for 2014 China deployment, global capex and top tier shipments in 2015.

Dubbo 'unitised' solar farm in doubt

Soleir project on pause amid RET uncertainty.

Wind firm RES considering abandoning Australian presence

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UK-based developer may axe Vic projects if RET cut goes ahead.

ARENA to support AGL on-grid storage study

Agency announces $445,000 support for probe into overcoming storage hurdles.

Sunpower quarterly profits falls 70%

But US maker beats forecasts as it sheds inventory.

Shunfeng-Suntech plans 10GW downstream expansion

Chinese maker issues green bonds to fund 2016 solar goal.

German maker plans 800MW Malaysian factory

Hanwha Q CELLS to add four lines to its main facility by 2016.

How Australia missed the fracking boat

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The long-term environmental and economic benefits that the US extracted from the shale gas boom are yet to be realised in Australia.

SRES uncertain as industry urge Shorten to stick to 41,000GWh target

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Government refuses to clarify intentions on small scale renewable energy target.

First Solar to build $US86/MWh project

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An auction for 500MW of solar PV in India has thrown up some power price bids that could mean wind and gas are in for serious competition. But it leaves one wondering why Australian solar projects are so far off the mark.

Academic fronts Shorten over RET

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UC lecturer interrupts press conference.

Alevo unveils grid storage system

Company says battery system boast longevity, safety advantages.

Appointment to ARENA board

Civil engineer Danny Broad to fill fifth board position.

Lib candidate considers wind exemptions

Victorian hopeful says community turbine farms could bypass ban.

EU sets CO2 challenge; China and Brazil score top marks

The week in clean energy saw the EU agree to the world's toughest emissions reduction target while a new report finds China and Brazil leading the developing world on clean energy programs.

Replacing Australia’s coal-fired energy

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To ensure energy security, Labor and the Coalition need to skip the politicking and work out what will supply tomorrow's power.

Are renewable energy investors gullible fools?

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Law firm Baker and McKenzie suggests owners of renewable energy projects will be financially ruined by the government's plan to cut the RET. But shouldn't they have seen this coming?

Hydro Tasmania to abandon King Island wind farm

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RET uncertainty 'not to blame' for end to $2bn TasWind project.

ETU branch urges members to back Powershop

Union's Victorian arm says new market entrant leading on renewables.

How wind could reach 20% penetration by 2030

A new report says wind is already the least-cost option for new grid capacity in many markets and - with exciting growth looming in Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa - could increase seven-fold in 15 years.

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