How I got solar installed at my NSW school – and how you could, too

Last year I single-handedly organised, lobbied and arranged funds for a $100,000, 100kW solar panel installation for my school in Sydney’s south. Here's how it was done.

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NT councils offered grants to install solar, EV chargers, batteries

Northern Territory Labor government opens $2m grant scheme to encourage councils to move to better energy efficient infrastructure and reduce costs to consumers and taxpayers.

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Victorian town notches up 1GWh locally generated renewable energy

With two mini-grids and solar installed on more than 50% of its households and community buildings, Yackandandah is powering its way to 100% renewables.

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Sydney craft brewery raises $100k in 17 mins to fund shift to solar

Crowd-funding round led by ClearSky Solar Investment and Pingala has raised $116,000 towards a 100kW PV system installed at Syndey's 4 Pines Brewery.

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

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

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

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

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Australia’s largest community solar farm approved for construction

SolarShare looks set to deliver Australia’s first megawatt-scale community-owned solar in Canberra's Maruja Valley after its application for a feed-in tariff was approved by the ACT government.

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Solar gardens could deliver major savings for “locked out” consumers

Australia could see “solar gardens” begin to sprout as early as 2019, after a major report found shared solar model not only feasible, but able to knock up to $370 a year off cost of electricity for consumers "locked out" of rooftop PV.

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

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

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NT schools to go solar, as government-funded installs get underway

NT Labor government hits go on $5m Rooftop Solar Schools program, which it expects to cut energy costs by around 40% for selected schools across every Territory region.

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