Canberra arboretum goes green-er, ditching diesel for solar and storage

ACT's National Arboretum has replaced its diesel generator for 100% solar and battery storage – a shift that will pay for itself within 8 years.

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NSW regional council weighs building its own solar grid

NSW shire of Parkes to explore feasibility of building its own “virtual solar network,” based on existing PV investments and future solar and storage installs.

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University of Newcastle rolls out 2MW solar system at Callaghan Campus

University of Newcastle says 2MW of solar being added to its Callaghan campus this year will slash energy costs and serve as a "living laboratory."

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“Interest free” loans for solar and storage for South Australia households

South Australia Labor government offers "interest free" loans to 10,000 households to install rooftop solar and battery storage

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Carnegie to build renewable micro-grid on old Holden site in Elizabeth

Carnegie Clean Energy wins $3m SA govt grant to build 2MW/500kWh battery storage and renewable-based micro-grid on old General Motors Holden site.

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Renewables hub, or coal museum? Australia’s energy debate plays out in Latrobe Valley

The future of a retired brown coal power plant in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley paints a neat picture of the current state of Australia's energy debate: enshrine fossil fuels, or embrace the new energy future?

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Home battery storage uptake tripled in 2017 in Australia, as costs tumble

As rooftop solar continues to boom in Australia, a new report suggests household battery storage could soon follow suit, with uptake predicted to have tripled in 2017, and costs of the key technology expected to halve in less than seven years.

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New-build homes with solar and storage? “It’s going to be the norm”

With the cost of electricity going up, and the cost of solar going down, including battery storage and rooftop PV in new home packages is soon "just going to be the norm", says Australian home builder Metricon. Already, they're putting them in around half of the new homes they build.

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Carnegie to build W.A.’s largest microgrid at Kalbarri

Carnegie wins WA contract to build state's largest microgrid, ensuring renewables and batteries can lift reliability of supply for Kalbarri.

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How a Tasmanian community is taking the power back

The local NGO behind the push to develop a solar and battery storage microgrid in on the Tasman Peninsula explains why the pilot project is so important for their fringe-of-grid community.

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