Energy Efficiency

NSW smart pool pilot wins $2.5m ARENA grant

ARENA backs NSW start-up pilot to pool Australia's backyard pools: slashing their share of household energy consumption and making them work for the grid.

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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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CSIRO virtual power station trial cuts household power costs by 60%

Households taking part in a CSIRO designed Virtual Power Station trial have used solar, battery storage, energy monitoring to save up to 60% on electricity bills.

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Solar portables that can help power schools tested in NSW pilot

An ARENA-backed pilot at two NSW schools will trial super efficient portables with enough solar to power three classrooms.

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Happiness is a post-solar electricity bill (Farewell to 2017)

So much for the idea of rooftop solar being a scam. Having panels on my roof is saving me a fair amount of money! Here's how.

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Wind-powered microgrids heat “boxes of bricks” in Alaska homes

Wind-powered community microgrids are providing both electricity and heat to four small rural communities in Alaska, cutting residents’ fuel bills and reducing dependence on diesel fuel.

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SA councils launch tender for “bigger better” community energy plan

Group of six SA councils is calling for proposals to deliver solar, battery storage and smart controls to its 120,000-strong regional community.

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National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017

Corporate leadership, individual excellence and energy efficiency innovation have been recognised and awarded at the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017.

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Energy Action one of the first in Australia to secure embedded network accreditation from AEMO

From the 1st December 2017, all landlords operating an embedded network will be required to have an AEMO accredited ENM in place to ensure they are offering a competitive service to tenants seeking access to the electricity market.

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WA trial to use blockchain technology to deliver smart energy – and water

Blockchain technology by Perth-based Power Ledger to be used to coordinate solar, battery storage and water services in urban-scale trial.

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