Energy Efficiency

Aged care company to cut grid power consumption in half with solar, LED lighting

Opal Aged Care to install more than 3.4MW solar PV and 28,000 LED lights at 54 properties across NSW, Victoria and Queensland, and cut its grid power consumption by 42%.

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Alinta turns to geothermal energy for sustainable heating and cooling in new suburbs

Alinta launches "Australia first" geothermal heating and cooling technology – focused on new suburbs and the displacement of energy intensive reverse-cycle air-conditioning.

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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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