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This Week in Solar: Solar Trees and Solar Schools

1. Complete Guide to Solar: Getting a Quote

When you purchase a solar energy system for your home, it’s important to find an installer who provides accurate, honest quotes.

2. Solar-powered trees for cool spots in urban hot spots

A Japanese consortium has started producing solar-powered ‘urban furniture’. The result is a solar-plus-battery bench with cooling elements and vaporizers.

3. Queensland plans for cooler schools

The Queensland Government has announced a Cooler Cleaner Schools Program (CCSP), a four-year $477 million package to air condition state schools using solar energy.

4. ANU researchers push boundaries on tandem solar cells

The researchers have achieved 27.7% efficiency for mechanically-stacked perovskite-silicon tandem cells.

5. NSW finances residential solar batteries

The New South Wales Government has launched a $7 million debt finance pilot to enable residential access to solar-battery systems.

6. Brazilian renewable energy firm sets up office in Melbourne

Grupo Energia is the latest renewable energy company to set up shop in Australia and it has chosen Melbourne for its local headquarters.

7. NSW’s new $768 million solar farm conditionally approved

The applicant, UPC Renewables Australia, sought planning approval for the 720MW New England Solar Farm on 3,362 hectares of agricultural land, 6km east of Uralla.

8. The need to reduce waste across Australia’s renewable energy industry

The plethora of advantages renewable energy offers our country both economically and environmentally are endless. But there are also other aspects to keep in mind. This includes the fact that there is still a lifecycle that comes with generation.

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