Energy Efficiency

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

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.

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CSIRO tenders for 2MW more rooftop solar, to cut energy costs by nearly $1m a year

CSIRO reveals plans to add further 1MW of rooftop solar at Canberra Black Mountain facility, and another 1.2MW across its sites in Queensland and South Australia.

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Solar hybrid irrigation pump cuts NSW cotton grower’s fuel bill in half

A cotton farm in regional NSW has halved its annual diesel fuel consumption, with the installation of what's being dubbed Australia’s largest solar hybrid irrigation pump.

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Solar Analytics buys Matter ahead of equity raising, expansion plans

Solar Analytics acquires PV-sharing startup, Matter, as it prepares to launch into a second stage of expansion and product development.

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Redflow batteries help power new beginning for heritage-listed Adelaide building

SA architecture taps home grown energy storage solution to get around a power supply problem that cropped up in the process of giving a 1916 building a 21st Century makeover.

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How business can keep energy costs below 10c/kWh

New report shows taking part in demand response activities could save businesses up to 33 per cent on their power costs – and for very little effort. Used alongside the wholesale purchase of power and a corporate renewable PPA, the benefits to business can be substantial.

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Victorian town plans “smart energy precinct” to halve industry power costs

Local business and community in coastal town of Port Fairy begin work on developing multi-million dollar, renewables-based smart energy precinct.

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Greener, cheaper living for tenants: CEFC backs “build-to-rent” property fund

CEFC becomes cornerstone investor in Australia's first build-to-rent property fund – a $1bn effort being led and managed by Mirvac. As well targeting Australia's growing rental property market, the project aims to extend the benefits of energy efficient – and even self-sufficient – homes to renters.

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Show me the money: The business opportunity of grid-interactive buildings

Building owners should care about grid integration services because such services save them money, and can provide new sources of revenue.

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Raising energy efficiency standard could save households billions

Strengthening the energy efficiency requirements of Australia’s residential building code could reduce household electricity and gas bills by $18.9bn between now and 2050, a new report has found.

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