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SolarEdge keeps setting business performance records in Q1

PV inverter manufacturer SolarEdge Technologies has reported a clean sweep in key financial parameters for the first quarter of 2018, which includes, revenue, shipments, gross margin, profitability and quarterly cash flow generation. SolarEdge reported first quarter revenue of US$209.9 million, up 11% from US$189.3 million in the prior quarter and …

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Sunshine Energy Australia applies for 1.5GW Queensland solar farm

A council in the Australian state of Queensland has confirmed receipt of a planning application for a 1.5GW solar farm, with provision for battery energy storage, from Sunshine Energy Australia. Somerset Regional Council said the plant would be spread across 2,055 hectares east of Harlin along the D’Aguilar Highway. Somerset …

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Solar panels mining water from the air trialled in Australia

Solar hydropanels that can produce clean drinking water from the air alone, using a combination of solar PV and solar thermal technology, are to be trialled across Australia. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide AU$420,000 in funding to US-based Zero Mass Water to deploy 150 of its solar-powered …

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Australia’s NEG would ‘trash’ renewable energy pipeline

Australia’s National Energy Guarantee (NEG), which has been waived through for a final decision in August, would significantly harm the country’s large-scale renewables pipeline, with just 1.5GW expected to be completed by 2025 despite the current 16GW pipeline, according to the head of the country’s solar and storage council. Moreover, …

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SA Water plans 152MW of solar and 35MWh of energy storage

South Australia state-run firm SA Water plans to deploy 152MW of solar PV and 35MWh of energy storage over the next two years in order to reach its target of zero net electricity costs by 2020. SA Water chief executive Roch Cheroux said the company’s electricity costs reached AU$55 million for 220GWh …

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Australia accredits its 5,000th installer

Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) has accredited the country’s 5,000th installer. High electricity prices have contributed to a renewed boom in rooftop PV, both commercial andresidential, with a record 1.2GW of solar installed in 2017. In 2007 there were just 300 accredited installers. To mark the occasion, the first accredited …

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WorleyParsons Oregon battery EPC deal kicks off wave of distributed energy projects

Australia-headquartered engineering and professional services company WorleyParsons said its first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a battery storage project in the US shows how the energy sector is moving from “mega projects” to “portfolios of smaller projects”. Australian Stock Exchange-listed WorleyParsons has dozens of offices around the globe and …

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‘Pop-up’ solar could displace diesel generators

An Australian engineering firm is looking to displace diesel generators with a containerised ‘pop-up’ solar system. ECLIPS Engineering is testing a redeployable system dubbed Container Roll Out Solar System (CROSS). It has recently been awarded A$289,725  by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to continuing development and testing. It is …

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