Energy Efficiency

The Victoria mansion leading the exodus off the grid

Ever get the idea that the decision to quit the grid – or not connect – was reserved for low energy users, austere consumers or those with no possibility of connection? Think again.

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Angry and frustrated, more customers are quitting the grid

Industry reports suggest more and more Australian households are choosing to quit the grid, and they're doing so for a mixed bag of reasons.

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Smart solar monitoring: Why you should have it

Is your solar performing? Rooftop PV systems can be adversely affected by things outside of a household's control – and without their knowledge. But you needn't be in the dark about it.

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Australian poultry farmer taps homegrown silicon energy storage

SA energy storage outfit 1414 Degrees to provide NSW poultry processing plant with electricity and heat via a 25MWh thermal energy storage system.

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Queensland cattle farm goes solar, cuts grid power consumption in half

Major beef producer and exporter Teys Australia to save $77k a year, cut grid demand in half, with 300kW solar system and energy efficiency upgrades.

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Sonnen lands biggest battery order in Australia with housing developer

Sonnen selected to provide 270 residential batteries for Melbourne property development, to cut household power bills by 60% and possibly help power a community water recycling plant.

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Solar powered “Melbourne Quarter” precinct wins CEFC backing

A major new solar powered commercial precinct in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD has won the backing of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, as part of a sustainable development partnership with property group Lendlease.

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Short-term thinking on energy and water is costing NSW consumers billions

IPART's pricing and regulatory decisions can make significant impacts on water and energy costs – potentially relieving billions in the future. Blind faith that the past represents the future will do the opposite.

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Victorian government backs push for solar on all new-build homes

Vic govt unveils $2.18m plan to partner with land developers and home builders to supply zero net carbon homes – rooftop solar included – around Melbourne.

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Solar cemetery considered in Ballarat Community Power scheme

Regional cemetery business looks to go solar – and all electric – as one of first projects to come out of Victorian government's Community Power Hubs.

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