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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World-leading rooftop solar trading trial kicks off in Fremantle

WA energy minister launches "world-first" active, billed, peer-to-peer trading trial allowing 40 households to buy and sell rooftop solar energy generated on their rooftops, across the grid.

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Why we should thank John Howard for starting the rooftop solar boom

Thanks to the actions of millions of Australian households, the process of modernising our grid is well underway, and households are collectively saving billions of dollars off their electricity bill.

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Newcastle begins work on 5MW solar farm at former coal mine site

First sod turned at the site of the 5MW Summerhill Solar Farm, on a disused landfill and former colliery, that will supply all of City of Newcastle's daytime energy needs.

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Victoria community micro-hydro plant becomes Powershop’s newest supplier

Powershop to buy the output of community-led 100kW run-of-river hydro project, completed and launched this week in Warburton, Victoria.

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