Four Spanish islands launch 100% renewables plan, defying Madrid

Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Fomentera currently depend on coal for nearly half their power supplies and get only 2% from renewables. The Balearic government wants to change all that.

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Carnegie to build W.A.’s largest microgrid at Kalbarri

Carnegie wins WA contract to build state's largest microgrid, ensuring renewables and batteries can lift reliability of supply for Kalbarri.

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How a Tasmanian community is taking the power back

The local NGO behind the push to develop a solar and battery storage microgrid in on the Tasman Peninsula explains why the pilot project is so important for their fringe-of-grid community.

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CSIRO virtual power station trial cuts household power costs by 60%

Households taking part in a CSIRO designed Virtual Power Station trial have used solar, battery storage, energy monitoring to save up to 60% on electricity bills.

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Solar portables that can help power schools tested in NSW pilot

An ARENA-backed pilot at two NSW schools will trial super efficient portables with enough solar to power three classrooms.

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Lismore opens Australia’s largest floating solar farm, could add storage

Lismore opens country's biggest solar farm, and flags five fold increase in size and may add battery storage. The unique community funding model forms a key part of city's push for 100 per cent renewable energy by 2023.

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Wind-powered microgrids heat “boxes of bricks” in Alaska homes

Wind-powered community microgrids are providing both electricity and heat to four small rural communities in Alaska, cutting residents’ fuel bills and reducing dependence on diesel fuel.

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SA councils launch tender for “bigger better” community energy plan

Group of six SA councils is calling for proposals to deliver solar, battery storage and smart controls to its 120,000-strong regional community.

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Floating solar plant under construction in NSW – Australia’s largest

Construction begins on community-funded 100kW floating solar array at the East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant in NSW.

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WA trial to use blockchain technology to deliver smart energy – and water

Blockchain technology by Perth-based Power Ledger to be used to coordinate solar, battery storage and water services in urban-scale trial.

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