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A fairer Feed in Tariff?

18 May 2016 | David Stratton

OK  – everyone with panels on their roof knows about the FiT (Feed in Tariff) If you were an early adopter the State Government made sure that you were able to sell your surplus solar power for at least the same amount as you paid for power – the retail price. This got solar going…

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Pumped Hydro storage – again

28 Apr 2016 | David Stratton

I have a bit of a bee in my bonnet about Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES) but so does ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency) ARENA has funded a feasibility study at Kidston, in Northern Queensland, in a disused gold mine which is shown in the computer simulation picture here. A preferred design has now been selected by…

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Forget solar parks

26 Apr 2016 | David Stratton

To a casual glance this picture might be one. A field full of solar panels tracking the sun. It isn’t though – these are mirrors, they track the sun and focus it on to the top of the tower at the left. So far so good. You might even have seen something like this before….

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