Other Renewables

Beyond solar PV renewable heat and why we need it

There’s more to renewable energy than just electricity. Renewable heat is an important alternative to gas for Australian homes and industry.

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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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Energy efficiency: More popular than puppies… and coal

New survey reveals energy efficiency enjoys extremely high levels of public support. But that's not why we should be embracing it.

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SA Water set to add another 5MW solar, including floating PV array

SA Water awards tender to install 5MW solar across various facilities, and to develop a floating solar PV array, on path to zero net energy.

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Hydro-Quebec pursues new strategy with Lac-Mégantic microgrid

Canadian hydroelectricity giant unveils plans for Lac-Mégantic solar and battery storage microgrid, a project it describes as a major step in its technological evolution.

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It takes a village: How community will make (or break) shift to renewables

Two separate reports illustrate the vital role communities will play in the success – or failure – of Australia's shift to a renewable energy powered grid.

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Victoria town’s breakthrough deal on network tariffs as it pursues 100% renewables

Central Victoria town achieves a breakthrough deal on network tariffs that could pave the way for a community solar farm and 100 per cent renewable energy within a few years.

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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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