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What is a “Tier 1” solar panel? Tier 2 or 3?

May 24, 2017
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When purchasing a solar system, the quality of the components to be used is frequently a key consideration. However, differentiating one brand from another may not be so simple, especially in the case of solar panels, of which there are hundreds of brands on the Australian market. The terms ‘Tier 1’, ‘Tier 2’, and ‘Tier […]

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Business Renewables Center aims to help double US wind & solar capacity by 2025

February 12, 2015
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America’s large-scale solar market is set to get a boost after the launch last week of a new business advisory body aimed at speeding up the shift to renewables by big corporates. Launched on Thursday by the Rocky Mountain Institute, the Business Renewables Center (BRC) hopes to add another 60GW of solar and wind energy capacity to […]

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US utility giant NRG to offer ‘community-shared solar’ to customers

February 4, 2015
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One of America’s biggest power utilities is set to co-develop more than 8 megawatts of community solar projects in a joint venture with Colorado-based community energy group, SunShare. The renewables arm of New Jersey and Texas-based power utility NRG Energy said in a joint statement with SunShare last week that the team would install five […]

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China ups solar PV capacity target to 13GW, with focus on distributed generation

August 11, 2014
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China has flagged a new national solar installation target of 13GW for 2014, a target it hopes to meet through the development of distributed PV generation. The new target – higher than the 10GW broached mid-year, but lower than the 14GW set in early 2014 – was announced by the National Energy Administration on Tuesday […]

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Indian ‘ultra-mega’ projects set to help drive down solar costs

August 6, 2014
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The Indian government has signed up to a plan to help fund some of the world’s largest solar PV parks across, increasing the energy poor nation’s total solar capacity by orders of magnitude. “We’re preparing a scheme for solar parks and it will be out after cabinet approval in about one month,” said Tarun Kapoor, […]

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Solar powered park benches installed throughout Boston

July 4, 2014
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The Mayor of Boston has announced the commissioning of a pilot program to install solar powered benches in parks throughout the city. The project is being conducted in collaboration with ‘Changing Environments’, a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The ‘Soofa’ park bench seats up to three people and provides outdoor charging facilities for […]

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International standards proposed for redox reflow batteries

April 28, 2014
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A recent development may give grid storage batteries, particularly redox flow batteries, a major push towards adoption. The International Electrochemical Commission (IEC), a body that issues important universal technical standards, recently announced a program to begin standardisation of redox flow batteries, an important battery technology for large-scale energy storage. The decision was the result of […]

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