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Below are a collection of articles from The Lead South Australia about renewable energy projects and initiatives in the state. 

Modelling a Renewable Future

'a place with the population of West Virginia'

Commentators took it as a proof that a fully renewable future is possible. South Australia, moving against the wider trends in Australia, is the poster child for that future.

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Snowtown II Wind Farm to power 180,000 homes

The second stage of South Australia's largest wind farm has officially launched, ahead of time and under budget.

Trustpower-owned Snowtown II consists of 90 Siemens 3.0 MW wind turbines, producing around 989 GWh per year, roughly equivalent to the power required by 180,000 homes.

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Green crude production tested in South Australia

Renewable fuels company Muradel has launched Australia’s first integrated demonstration plant to sustainably convert algae into green crude, as a first step towards a commercial plant with the potential to produce 80 million litres of crude oil a year.

The $10.7 million demonstration plant at Whyalla in the northwest of South Australia will produce 30,000 litres of green crude a year using the company’s trademarked technology called Green2Black™.

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Tonsley: South Australia's vision of its manufacturing future

Less than two years after the funded concept was unveiled, 800 students a day are studying at a new TAFE training centre at Tonsley, six leading companies are preparing to establish their own high-tech presence on the site, and a contractor has been chosen to create a residential and retail development.

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Australia's only solar panel manufacturer receives $20 million financing from CEFC

South Australia's Tindo Solar is being provided up to $20 million senior debt finance from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to locally manufacture, install and own rooftop solar arrays and sell the power to building occupants under a power purchase agreement (PPA).

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Also on The Lead: Tindo Solar: Bullish about South Australian manufacturing.

ZEN Energy Systems develop renewable storage with state grant

The State Government has awarded Zen Energy Systems a $200,000 grant to develop a battery storage solution at its new location in Tonsley precinct.

ZEN launched the Freedom Powerbank in 2012, a renewables storage solution using high-density lithium ion batteries that captures solar or wind generated energy for later use.

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South Australia's UN recognised climate change plan rolled out to regions

South Australia has released its latest regional plan to prepare for climate change in the Murray-Darling Basin area, one of the most significant agricultural areas in the country.

The state's Regional Adaptation Framework, which provides a guide for regions to build resilience to climate-related impact in the future, was one of only two initiatives highlighted during the United Nations' Climate Summit in New York.

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