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Global cruise ship company taps US wind power to offset emissions

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Royal Caribbean Cruises will offset up to 12% of its emissions via deal with US energy company Southern Power to buy the output of a proposed 200MW wind farm.

Communities

Biggest little town looks to revive Australia’s littlest big hydro

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Nearly 100 years after town of Mullumbimby got together for the country’s first community owned power plant, it is looking to revive its hydro plant as it pursues 100 per cent renewable energy.

Communities

WA VPP project promises 90% solar self-consumption for cost of “a coffee a day”

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Australia’s “first” privately funded VPP hopes to sign up 1000 homes and businesses in south-west WA to zero up-front cost deal for solar and battery storage.

Households

Tesla confirms price hike for Powerwall 2 battery storage, to reflect “better value”

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Tesla confirms near 20 per cent jump in price of Powerwall 2 battery storage units, but says more upgrades and improvements are coming.

Stories from Behind The Meter

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World’s largest micro-grid to be built in Republic of Palau by Engie

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Palau to add 35MW of solar and 45MWh of storage to help transform its diesel dependent grid.

Businesses

Heavy duty electric truck maker signs major wind power supply deal

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Global industrial manufacturer Cummins – the US company that last year beat Tesla to the release of an electric semi truck – has inked a wind power PPA that will supply 50 per cent of its American power needs.

Off-Grid

Life, the universe and Redflow

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The appointment of John Lindsay as a non-executive director to Redflow frees me up to transition my own head space into the technology around making our battery work in the real world.

Off-Grid

Another remote indigenous community shifted to solar, as NT “transforms” power delivery

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Warruwi remote NT indigenous community gets 175kW solar array, as Power & Water Corporation – with backing from ARENA – changes the way it delivers power.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: Solar’s big year, and Senec storage

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Solar’s big year, an interview with German battery storage maker Senec, and a round-up of the highlights of the All Energy conference.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: Why are some councils turning off solar?

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Some councils have rejected large scale and rooftop solar installations. Plus: A preview of the All-Energy conference.

Households

Got rooftop solar? It’s time to add a battery

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In Australia, regulators are giving a very clear signal to the market: the grid is not your battery, so please get your own.

Businesses

What is a solar PPA?

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Thinking of going solar? It’s not all about panels on roofs. There are many benefits – economic and environmental – for businesses that choose to go solar via a power purchase agreement.

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