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This Week in Solar: Solar Trust Centre Weekly Recap

Here are some solar news stories you may have missed from this week. Click on the links to read these stories in more detail.

1. Schneider Planet Ark Solar And Battery Micro-grid Receives $1.95M Grant From South Australia

The project combines solar power and battery technology and will be optimized by the Schneider Electric micro-grid management system.

2. Aldi Australia Has Installed A Massive 1 Megawatt Solar Array in Brendale, Queensland

The Brendale project marks the largest so far to be installed by the German-owned company in Australia.

3. Tesla’s Massive Lithium-Ion Battery Has Been Activated

The giant lithium-ion battery would prevent statewide blackouts and Elon Musk has described the battery power plant to be 3-times more powerful than the world’s next biggest battery.

4. The Decline In Wholesale Electricity Prices Are The Direct Result of Renewables

Frontier Economics’ modelling says 6,000MW of renewable capacity entering market will reduce prices in 2018-20

5. Australia Is Geared To Export Renewable Wind and Solar Energy To Indonesia

The project would be built in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia, the country’s western-most state, and is expected to begin construction in 2023

6. Car Maker Giant Toyota To Build First Hydrogen and Renewables Power Plant

The planned power plant is dubbed the “Tri-Gen” and will produce around 2.35 megawatts of electricity and close to one tonne of hydrogen daily.

7. Australia’s Biggest Solar Power and Battery Plant To Rise in 2018

The plan is to start construction in April or May, according to Qiao Han, Maoneng Vice president.

8. Tesla Causing a Worldwide Battery Shortage?

Panasonic has recently given most of its battery cache in Japan to Tesla so that the American tech giant could keep up with their ambitious schedule

9. Some United Kingdom Trains May Run On Solar By 2020

UK railway companies could save £4.5 million a year by moving to solar, according to a new study

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