Businesses

Renewable feast: A guide to clean (energy) eating and drinking this festive season

1

Raise your glass to renewables powered businesses this festive season by buying and serving solar and wind powered food and drinks. Here’s what to put on your shopping list.

Off-Grid

Santos to convert 56 crude oil pumps to 100% solar and battery storage

0

Santos kicks off ARENA-backed plans to shift all of its remote crude oil beam pumps to 100% solar and battery storage – a move that would save it 140 barrels of oil a day.

Businesses

University of Newcastle inks deal to source 100% “firmed” renewables

0

University of Newcastle will meet 2020 target of 100% renewables after signing 7-year contract for mix of solar and wind, firmed by hydro with Snowy Hydro subsidiary, Red Energy.

Communities

Australia’s largest community solar farm approved for construction

1

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.

Stories from Behind The Meter

Communities

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

0

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

Off-Grid

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

0

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.

Off-Grid

Power to learn: Puerto Rico schools get the microgrid treatment

0

RMI and Save the Children to install renewable microgrids in 12 schools in Puerto Rico, ensuring access to education, bolstering the grid, and serving the larger community.

Off-Grid

Brisbane classroom goes “fair-dinkum” off-grid, using solar and Tesla battery

6

NSW company Hivve Technology has installed an entirely off-grid modular classroom at a Brisbane high school, which runs entirely on solar and battery storage, at a cost cheaper than connecting to the grid.

What the Professionals Say

Ask our Expert

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

0

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

2

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.

Ask our Expert

Solar Insiders Podcast: Elon Musk’s catching mitt, battery storage everywhere

1

Elon Musk’s giant catching mitt, new battery storage schemes, and the ongoing crackdown on crap solar.

Ask our Expert

Solar Insiders Podcast: Fair Dinkum, we’re serious about solar power

1

The Solar Insiders team gets Fair Dinkum about solar, because that’s what we do, that’s who we are, that’s what we are about. Do you have a strawberry?