Daily update: US solar giant quits Australia due to policy uncertainty

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Daily update: US solar giant quits Australia due to policy uncertainty


Renew Economy editor@reneweconomy.com.au via mail68.atl51.rsgsv.net

2:34 PM (50 minutes ago)

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US solar giant quits Australia due to policy uncertainty; Shoalhaven seeks $200k for community owned solar project; Infigen revenues down 18%; Ceramic fuel cells sales jump 43%; Death spiral? Energy utilities should check out the food industry; Next frontier for solar markets beyond the grid – big data; Rio Tinto puts thermal coal in ‘too hard’ basket; Can decentralised energy make US power grid blackout-proof?; Bleak future for nuclear power; and Wind power in Denmark half price of coal and gas.
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US solar giant Recurrent Energy is closing its Australian office because of policy uncertainty over renewables. It could be the start of a mass exodus of international players frustrated by the lack of action, Direct or otherwise, from the Abbott government.
Shoalhaven community energy group offers 6.5% return for investors in 99kW solar system at NSW bowling club to begin installation next week.
Infigen Energy suffers sharp fall in 4th quarter revenue, due to slump in wholesale prices and RET certificate prices.
Ceramic Fuel Cells reveals 43% increase in sales for year ended June 30, warns it will need even higher unit sales to sustain the business.
How does a supermarket deal with the grow-your-own revolution? Not like Australia’s power utilities, or we would see another industry death spiral.
Big data is paving way for mobile money, PAYG finance, and distributed solar being made accessible to rural poor of developing countries.
Rio Tinto is grabbing headlines after crystallising massive losses from its Mozambique coal disaster. But the real significance is the difference between what big miners say about coal, and what they do about it.
Decentralizing the grid through distributed energy resources could be the best way to improving the grid’s reliability and resilience.
World Nuclear Industry Status Report concludes nuclear industry is aging, plagued with high costs and construction delays, and generally on the decline.
Onshore wind power will be cheapest form of new electricity when new turbines become operational in 2016 in Denmark.

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