Communities

City of Melbourne hits 100% renewables as 80MW wind farm comes online

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City of Melbourne kicks off 2019 with news that it is now 100% powered by renewable energy – an Australian first.

Households

Tesla says Powerwall now eligible for S.A. home battery scheme

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Tesla’s 13.5kWh Powerwall officially declared eligible for South Australia’s home battery scheme – although households might have to wait a little while for delivery.

Off-Grid

3MW solar farm switched on at remote Queensland mine

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South32’s silver, lead and zinc mine in north-west Queensland will now be powered by gas and solar, after a 3MW PV project led by EDL was completed and switched on.

Communities

Season’s greetings from One Step Off The Grid – see you in 2019!

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One Step Off The Grid is taking a break! See you in the new year.

Stories from Behind The Meter

Households

Solar Insiders Podcast: Highs and lows, best and worst of 2018

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It’s been a huge year for solar in Australia in 2018. In the final podcast of the year, we review the highs and lows, the best and the worst, and take a peek at next year.

Off-Grid

Mineral Resources to install big battery at Mt Marion lithium mine

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Mineral Resources installs battery at its Mt Marion lithium mine to reduce gas burning, and is looking to hydrogen, more batteries and solar to reduce costs of fossil fuels.

Communities

My electric car, your solar home, a microgrid, and the future

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US collaboration between LO3 and MotorWerks will test tools to let consumers buy and sell electricity within microgrids using their homes and vehicles.

Ask our Expert

Solar Insiders Podcast: The RCR collapse; and two great new solar initiatives

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This week we go to Sundowners, discuss the collapse of RCR, and interview Andrea Gaffney from Planet Renewables, and Chris McGrath from solar innovators 5B.

Households

Household battery storage incentive schemes: What’s available and where

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If you pay attention to battery storage and smart distributed energy in Australia, you might have whiplash from the seemingly rapid-fire announcement of government support initiatives over the last few months.

Off-Grid

Australian miner taps solar gold with “world’s biggest” off-grid hybrid power plant

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ASX-listed resources company to build”world’s largest” off-grid, hybrid solar power plant for a stand-alone mining operation, at its Syama Gold Mine in Mali, Africa.