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New solar will be cheaper than old coal by 2032

Posted on, 14 June 2017 at 10.30am from reneweconomy

It’s no secret that solar PV is now the cheapest form of new-build utility-scale power generation around, but according to global research group Bloomberg New Energy Finance, we’re not far from the point when it will also be cheaper that incumbent fossil fuel generators.

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Australian solar capacity now 6GW, to double again by 2020

Posted on, 13 June 2017 at 10.30am from reneweconomy

Australia’s total solar power capacity has reached 6GW and is expected to double over the next few years as Australian households continue to invest in rooftop panels to reduce electricity bills, and the large-scale solar sector takes off after years of promise.

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WA to triple rooftop solar capacity, switch to 40pc renewables by 2030: report

Posted on, 12 June 2017 at 10.30am from ABC Online

WA will triple its rooftop solar capacity by 2030 - with more than 40 per cent of its energy mix to come from renewable sources, a new report has predicted.

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Australian rooftop solar installations post best ever March quarter

Posted on, 9 June 2017 at 10.30am from reneweconomy

Australian rooftop solar installations reached 92MW in March – as we noted on Friday – but the really interesting piece of data was the fact that it was the highest ever total for the March quarter, reflecting the urgency with which households and businesses are reacting to the prospect of even further rises in the cost of electricity from the fossil-fuel dominated grid.

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Solar panel and battery revolution: how will your state measure up?

Posted on, 8 June 2017 at 10.30am from reneweconomy

A new roadmap for Australia’s electricity networks outlines a national plan to keep the lights on, make sure bills are affordable, and decarbonise our electricity industry by mid-century.

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Arrival of big solar puts renewable energy target back on track

Posted on, 7 June 2017 at 10.30am from reneweconomy

Australia is now on track to meet its renewable energy target of 33,000GWh by 2020, Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has said, driven largely by the current burst of growth in the large-scale solar market.

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