“Instant” solar powered EV fleet to be showcased at ARPA-E Summit

A company called Current Motor has come up with an “instant” EV fleet that combines four of clean tech’s favourite solutions.

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Tesla Energy launches major hiring push in Australia as Powerwall sales take off

Tesla Energy has launched recruitment drive in Australia this week in an effort to get the company to scale to support soaring demand for its Powerwall battery.

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Solar and the city: Two Melbourne CBD landmarks make the switch

Two record-setting solar PV installations in Melbourne's CBD – largest ever retrofitted to a Melbourne apartment block and the highest commercial system in Australia – represent "new frontier" in switch to solar.

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Dubbo mayor drives fully electric Nissan Leaf, powered by the sun

NSW city of Dubbo claims to have "Australia's first" fully electric mayoral vehicle, a Nissan Leaf that is charged daily by the mayor's home solar system.

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Former coal-fired Brisbane Powerhouse generating energy again, this time solar

Solar with meaning: Brisbane City Council captures the spirit of the clean energy revolution, installing a 100kW solar array at a former coal-fired plant.

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A tale of two (Australian) microgrids

Microgrids will be a huge part of the world's future energy landscape, so we take a look at two different versions of the technology paving the way in Australia.

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Adelaide school taps geothermal energy for pool heating, air conditioning

In a state first, St Peters College in South Australia will install a geothermal energy system to provide cheaper, renewable heating and cooling for its indoor pool facility.

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Gold Coast shopping centre adds 636kW solar carpark – Australia’s largest

A Queensland shopping centre has installed a 636kW solar carpark, giving it the title of Australia's largest – but not for long.

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How renewables can kick industry’s gas habit: 1 report and 3 case studies

ARENA-backed report says there is a renewable energy alternative for most industry gas applications, to reduce the sector's exposure to an increasingly uncertain and costly gas market.

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An innovative business model makes solar accessible to all

It’s in America’s third sunniest state. With that abundant sunshine, it’s no wonder that the people of Taos County want to use more solar.

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