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Alpha-ESS to become second battery manufacture to set up shop in Adelaide

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Alpha-ESS becomes second major battery maker to agree to set up a manufacturing plant in Adelaide, in the latest deal under the SA government’s home battery subsidy scheme.

Communities

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

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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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UTS to source half its electricity demand from Walgett Solar Farm

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University of Technology Sydney inks deal with Epuron to buy the output of its 32MW Walgett Solar Farm in northern New South Wales.

Households

Solar prosumer funded start-up DC Power pilots “fair dinkum” retail offer

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Residential solar focused power retailer DC Power Co closes “oversubscribed” fundraising round and switches 800 investors to beta service ahead of February 2019 public launch.

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Power to learn: Puerto Rico schools get the microgrid treatment

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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.

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

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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.

Communities

Plans for solar, battery, hydrogen microgrid in Milawa get $100,000 boost

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Plans to develop a hybrid renewable energy microgrid in regional Victoria have won $100,000 state government grant to develop business case.

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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.

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

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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?

Households

How do clouds affect your solar?

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How much difference do clouds really make for our solar? It’s a question we get asked often, so we’ve run the numbers to shed some light on the topic.

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Is the CEC Approved Retailer program worth the effort?

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There has been a bit of debate, lately, about the merits and purpose of the Clean Energy Council’s Approved Solar Retailer program. So a recap of its goals and objectives might be worthwhile.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: Lassoing solar cowboys in Victoria

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We talk to Solar Victoria and its pre-emptive strike against solar cowboys who moved in to try and fleece consumers in Victoria’s massive solar program.

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