Communities

Community energy toolkit launched to fast-track behind-the-meter renewables

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An ARENA-backed project led by Frontier Impact Group has launched a community energy toolkit, offering financial and technical advice on setting up and funding behind the meter community energy.

Households

Toyota debuts new Prius with rooftop solar option

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The 2017 Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle is the first commercially available, mass-produced passenger car to feature an optional solar charging system.

Households

Queensland regulators want battery storage out of homes, garages

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Queensland regulators suggest all battery storage devices be put inside separate enclosures, and not inside homes or garages. Installation costs could soar.

Businesses

Five reasons your company should buy off-site renewables in 2017

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If your company has not yet engaged in an off-site renewable energy transaction, here are five reasons why you should get started in 2017.

Stories from Behind The Meter

Households

Melbourne’s first Tesla Powerwall home battery system – one year on

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Nearly one year ago, Greens MP Greg Barber installed 5kW of solar alongside Melbourne’s first 6.4kWh Tesla Powerwall home battery. Here’s a look at how it has performed.

Households

Five things I’ve learned about solar and storage

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Three months after installing rooftop solar and battery storage on the 30-yar-old home I bought early last year, there is absolutely no doubt it has made a huge difference to the nature of my bills, the source of my energy, and the way I use it.

Businesses

Byron club eyes EV charging stations and storage after big solar install

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Byron Bay Services Club considers EV charging station and battery storage after installing a large rooftop solar array.

Households

To seal or not to seal: The dangers of a draught-proof home

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At the moment it is de rigeur to try to seal off every last little crack in the envelope of one’s house in order to save energy. But there is another side to this issue: you also have to breathe!

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If lithium-ion batteries are banned from homes, why not EVs?

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A focus on the safety of home battery storage products is welcomed by industry, but standards should be based on data and testing.

Households

Forget coal power – the path to grid stability begins at home

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There’s a simple and achievable way to ensure electricity grid reliability on extreme heat days, and it’s on and under our own roofs.

Households

A quick guide to energy management systems

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Home energy management systems are fast becoming a popular way to get the most out of solar and batteries. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the various offerings currently available in Australia.

Businesses

Can Australia be the world’s first ‘solar & storage native’?

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Australia is at an energy crossroads and decisions made today have the potential to redefine the country’s energy future tomorrow.

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