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This Week's News Stories (updated daily Mon-Fri):
Energy Matters Announces AgFest 2013 Solar Winner
Tasmania's AgFest Field Days 2013 drew a huge crowd again this year and one of those attendees will soon be the proud owner of a free solar power system.
Large Scale Energy Storage Roundup
As the world increasingly moves towards renewable energy; it will need many individual energy storage locations distributed across the grid to address issues of variability in electricity production.
Commercial Solar Electricity 'Cheaper Than Buying From The Grid'
Australian businesses installing commercial scale solar power systems can now source electricity cheaper than from the mains grid.
Ernest Moniz - The New U.S. Energy Secretary
The USA's new Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz, has been sworn in.
Compressed Air Storage Could Boost U.S. Renewable Energy Uptake
New U.S. research into storing compressed air in underground caverns could lead to improved uptake of utility scale wind power in America’s Northwest.
Big Energy Attacks Aussie Solar Households
An article published in the Sydney Morning Herald has raised the hackles of small scale solar panel system owners and solar businesses in Australia.
Next Generation Solar Cell Printer In Australia
A new solar cell printer installed at CSIRO in Clayton, Victoria is now cranking out A3-sized flexible solar cells.
Tasmania Solar Feed In Tariff Update
It's looking increasingly like the best time to go solar in Tasmania is right now.
Walmart Adds More Solar In Massachusetts
U.S. retail giant Walmart has announced the completed installation of rooftop solar power systems on eight of its stores across Massachusetts.
Port Augusta's Solar Mayor Dies
Many in Port Augusta and elsewhere are mourning the passing of the City's firebrand Mayor, Joy Baluch, who lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday.
An ambulance service in England has installed solar panels on all its new Rapid Response Vehicles (RRV).
Nanotech Pushes Organic Solar Cell Efficiency Past 10 Percent
Research published in industry journal Advanced Materials shows organic single-junction solar cells have now reached efficiency levels of ten percent.
Hyundai To Install 40,000 Solar Panels On South Korean Plant
South Korea’s largest automaker, Hyundai, announced last week it will install the nation's largest rooftop photovoltaic power plant at its manufacturing factory in Asan, Korea.
Budget 2013-14 And Renewable Energy
Australia's Clean Energy Council has expressed disappointment in last night's Budget, stating more than $600 million of funding for clean energy projects has been put in jeopardy.
Climate Fund Gives Green Light To MENA Solar Plan
The world’s most ambitious concentrated solar power (CSP) project is set to proceed in the Middle East and North Africa under a revised plan from the internationally-backed Climate Investment Funds (CIF).