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This Week in Solar: Canberra to Run on 100% Renewable Energy, Printed Solar Panels, Going Green Fund, Why Solar System Quality Matters

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  1. Deciding to Go Solar: Why Solar Power System Quality Matters

A solar power system is a significant investment so it’s worth doing some research before you purchase. Read our blog post to find the correct system for you.

  1. Canberra will be ‘effectively’ run on 100 per cent renewable energy from October

Canberra will be effectively powered by renewable energy from October 1 — the first Australian jurisdiction to do so, according to the ACT’s Climate Change Minister.

  1. Innovative University of Newcastle printed solar panels move through successful Brambles trial

Researchers at the University of Newcastle, in partnership with CHEP Australia, have entered into large-scale trials for solar panels printed from a conventional printing press.

  1. Brisbane Airport Solar Panels Project Reaches Practical Completion

Design and construction company Epho is celebrating the “practical completion” of the solar panels project at Brisbane Airport.

First announced in October 2017, the project comprised 22,937 solar panels that were installed at six sites across the airfield.

  1. Sustainable Melbourne Fund goes national to green up Australian business

The Sustainable Melbourne Fund (SMF) has partnered with Bank Australia to help business and agriculture across the nation ‘go green’.

The $200 million joint venture will assist commercial and agricultural enterprises anywhere in Australia to invest in sustainable infrastructure. Contrary to the name, SMF does not restrict its activities to Melbourne.

  1. South Australia to host 200MWh flow battery

CellCube has signed a letter of intent with Pangea Energy to build a 50MW long duration energy storage system in Port Augusta, South Australia.

The 200 megawatt-hour system will provide baseload generation from a co-located 50MW solar farm being built at the same 79 hectare site by Pangea.

  1. South Australia council to save more than $80k a year with solar

The South Australian City of Onkaparinga, south of Adelaide, is installing more than 300kW of rooftop solar across three of its most energy hungry facilities, in a move council says will save it more than $80,000 a year.

  1. First turbine completed at Tasmania’s Cattle Hill wind farm

Construction of Goldwind Australia’s 144MW Cattle Hill wind farm in Tasmania’s Central Highlands has reached a new milestone, with the unveiling of the project’s first fully completed turbine.

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