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University of New South Wales colleagues pay tribute to pioneer with ‘Crocodile Dundee persona’ who died age 60 from malignant melanomaAustralia’s scientific community has paid tribute to Prof Stuart Wenham, a solar energy pioneer described as the “Einstein of the solar industry”, whose research increased the efficiency of solar cells a hundredfold
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2018-01-18 00:12:29
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Following the success of Elon Musk’s 100-megawatt battery in South Australia, another battery and renewable power plant are in the worksAustralia’s renewable energy sector responds to the success of South Australia’s Tesla lithium ion battery. South Australia will build the world’s largest solar thermal plant, and a Queensland wind farm may be the site of a new record-breaking battery
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2018-01-11 00:20:09
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The UK now has more offshore wind power capacity than any other country – but we need a plan B for ultra-cold winters with soaring energy demandsLast year was one of the greenest for power in the UK. Nearly one-third of all electricity came from renewable sources, and wind and solar provided more power than coal on 315 days of the year
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2018-01-09 15:30:30
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Panels which lie under transparent concrete are dug up in what is believed to be a case of technology theftThieves in China have vandalised a newly opened solar highway, less than a week after the road was christened with much fanfare.
The one-kilometre stretch of road in the eastern city of Jinan consists of solar panels under a layer of transparent concrete, allowing cars to drive over the photovoltaic cells
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2018-01-08 22:21:17
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Falling costs, Chinese dominance and competition in battery technology are some of the main developments to monitor in 2018It’s been a rollercoaster year for renewables. The price of solar and wind plummeted, China smashed its target for solar installations – but Donald Trump also withdrew the US from the Paris climate agreement
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2018-01-08 05:17:48
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
As the worst-polluting coal plants near the end of their life, the focus must turn to tackling gas dependency, says analysis firm British wind farms generated more electricity than coal plants on more than 75% of days this year, an analysis of energy figures has shown.Solar also outperformed coal more than half the time, the data provided by website MyGridGB revealed
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2017-12-27 23:07:08
Thursday, December 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
Power generated from low carbon sources hit 54.4% between July and September, according to Office for National StatisticsMore than half of the UK’s electricity came from nuclear power stations and renewables between July and September, official figures show.The record high share of 54.4% of power from low carbon sources was a result of the rapid growth in solar and wind power, according to the Office for National Statistics
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2017-12-21 12:10:07
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
GENEVA (Reuters) - India has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on solar power, the United States will tell the WTO's dispute settlement body (DSB) next month, triggering a fresh round of litigation, according to an agenda issued on Wednesday.
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2017-12-20 05:30:14
Friday, December 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
A new scheme aims to lighten the lives of millions who live without electricity, with the promise of a possible 6% returnHow would you like to earn a return of up to 6% on your cash while at the same time providing families in countries such as Kenya with “life-changing” access to clean, affordable solar energy?Energise Africa is a new ethical investment scheme which aims to raise £20m to provide a brighter future for more than 110,000 families and small businesses in sub-Saharan Africa over the next three years
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2017-12-15 13:11:58
Friday, December 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research.
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2017-12-15 12:57:46
Friday, December 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Tie-up with Europe’s biggest solar developer will focus on alternative energy projects in US, India and Middle EastBP has paid $200m (£149m) for a 43% stake in Europe’s biggest solar developer, marking its return to the sector from which it withdrew six years ago.The investment in the London-based Lightsource marks a turnaround for the British oil firm, which rebranded as Beyond Petroleum in 2000 but shut its alternative energy headquarters nine years later
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2017-12-15 08:18:39
Thursday, December 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will relax rules on the construction of small solar power plants and subsidize loans to landowners as part of efforts to promote renewable energy, a government official said on Thursday.
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2017-12-14 10:49:34
Thursday, December 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
A technique has been devised that allows electricity to flow directly from solar panels to electrified train tracks to the trains themselves making solar powered trains more feasible than ever before
Last week, my 10:10 colleague Leo Murray co-authored a new report on solar-powered trains with Nathaniel Bottrell, an electrical engineer at Imperial College
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2017-12-14 01:00:25
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - U.S. solar installations will fall more than expected this year, according to an industry report released on Thursday, due to weakened demand for residential systems and delays on large projects over concerns that President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on imported panels, increasing costs
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2017-12-13 23:24:48
Monday, December 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - French state-owned utility EDF announced on Monday plans for a big push into solar energy in France that is likely to cost around 25 billion euros as the government tries to meet its climate goals.
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2017-12-11 11:12:00