Solar power

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‘It keeps on going’: driving the world’s first production-ready solar car
Makers of the €250,000 Lightyear 0 hope to convince drivers it can be a viable climate-friendly alternative

Ashifa Kassam in Bardenas Reales de Navarra

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Silver lining: Australian researchers given $45m to study alternative solar panel materials
Research to focus on more efficient and durable solar cells, increasing manufacturing capacity and a shift to more abundant and cheaper metals

Peter Hannam

23, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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A greener greenhouse: solar panels trialled on Wimbledon berries farm
Energy crisis has made Kent scheme aimed at unobtrusively building up solar output more timely

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

09, Jun, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Labor needs to double the pace of its renewable energy rollout to meet 2030 emissions target. Can it be done?
Analysts say the extent to which Australia will have to accelerate the uptake of renewables has not been appreciated – it’s extremely challenging, but not impossible

Peter Hannam

06, Jun, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Tower of power: new office building to be fully clad in solar panels in Australian first
The $40m ‘solar skin’ building is expected to supply almost all its own electricity, becoming carbon neutral within years

Royce Kurmelovs

04, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Australia can swiftly end the climate wars and become a renewable superpower. Here’s how | Nicky Ison
We can replace coal power with renewables and storage, electrify everything, create a renewable export industry and grow clean energy supply chains

Nicky Ison

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Supply chain delays and steel costs are part of ‘perfect storm’ stalling renewable energy growth
Covid disruptions in China and rising costs are affecting supplies of solar panels and wind turbine parts, while domestic energy prices climb

Peter Hannam

23, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Climate chaos certain if oil and gas mega-projects go ahead, warns IEA chief
Fatih Birol says ‘carbon bombs’, revealed in Guardian investigation, will not solve global energy crisis

Fiona Harvey, Matthew Taylor and Damian Carrington

12, May, 2022 @1:33 PM

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Apartment dwellers face hurdles in the race to install EV chargers
The strata system in Australia often works against residents keen to use electric vehicles, install solar panels or switch from gas to electric

Royce Kurmelovs

07, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Victoria’s solar rebate expansion will help wean state off gas, say experts
The 190,000 residents who previously accessed a $1,400 rebate to install solar panels will now be able to access up to $1,000 for solar hot water

Adeshola Ore

26, Apr, 2022 @7:19 AM

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Britain was promised a bold and visionary energy plan. But we’ve been sold a dud | Jim Watson
One of Britain’s top scientists says the new power security strategy does little to help people or the planet

Jim Watson

09, Apr, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Spacewatch: French firm raises €2m to sail on sunlight
Gama aims to show that solar sails can revolutionise access to deep space

Stuart Clark

08, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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