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Communities

Town battery aims to stabilise remote section of SA power grid

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A University of Adelaide mobile energy storage system is being used to support a town with wildly fluctuating electricity needs in South Australia.

Households

Sungrow adds 4.8kWh PowCube battery to Australia market

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Sungrow Power has launched its next generation suite of inverter and battery storage technology in Australia, including the 4.8kWh lithium-ion PowCube.

Businesses

Solar beer: A tour of Australia’s PV powered craft breweries

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To coincide with the 8th annual Good Beer Week (yes, that’s a thing) – the Clean Energy Council has released a shortlist of solar powered craft breweries.

Communities

ARENA backs “solar gardens” trial, in bid to boost access to PV

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ARENA puts $240,000 towards feasibility study into setting up five “solar gardens” around Australia – to extend the benefits rooftop PV to those who can’t install their own.

Stories from Behind The Meter

Off-Grid

100% renewable microgrid for Sweden’s rural community of Simris

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In the rural town of Simris Sweden’s south, French utility E.ON has been testing the islanding of a 100 per cent renewable microgrid.

Off-Grid

Solar and battery microgrid nears completion at NT Air Force site

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Carnegie Clean Energy says Delamere Air Weapons Range solar and storage microgrid is nearly complete, and ready to cut the facility’s diesel use by 61%.

Off-Grid

Image of the Day: Have Tesla Powerpack – “who needs Ergon?”

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North Queensland business going off-grid with rooftop PV and a Tesla Powerpack battery system proudly proclaims: Who needs the network?

Off-Grid

The Victoria mansion leading the exodus off the grid

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Ever get the idea that the decision to quit the grid – or not connect – was reserved for low energy users, austere consumers or those with no possibility of connection? Think again.

What the Professionals Say

Solar Insiders Podcast May 20

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Gippsland Solar’s Andrew McCarthy and a fascinating insight into the solar transition in the Latrobe Valley, the heart of Victoria’s brown coal industry.

Households

Looking for energy independence? Make your solar smarter

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As rooftop solar uptake increases, and the cost of batteries decreases, integrating smart management and storage can boost energy independence dramatically.

Ask our Expert

Solar Insiders May 9

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Australia’s will reach 7GW of rooftop solar in May; why South Australia has hit a wall; and what’s happening at Tesla.

Ask our Expert

Solar Insiders April 26

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Why solar diverters work, crackdown on poor inverters, what the NEG means for solar, and a wrap of EV news.

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