Other Renewables

What’s happening to residential electricity prices – and why

AEMC report says most Australian households can expect to pay between 4-10% more for their 2017-18 electricity bills, thanks largely to the cost of the RET and the exit of Victoria's Hazelwood brown coal plant. But is it really as black and white – or even green – as all that?

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Google plans to be 100 per cent renewable next year

From next year Google will purchase 100 per cent of the energy it uses from renewable sources, mostly wind and solar. Because it is cheaper.

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Canada’s first 100% renewable energy community project

Oxford County, Ontario, has just opened a wind farm as part of a project to go 100% renewables for electricity and heat.

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Households will power half the grid by 2050, networks admit

Report from Australia's main network lobby and CSIRO suggests that by 2050, nearly half of all future generation – and storage – will be on site in homes, business and communities.

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Western Power launches 5MW microgrid project for Kalbarri

WA holiday town of Kalbarri set to trial $10m microgrid integrating distributed solar, 1.7MW wind farm, and 2MWh battery system.

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Victoria town calls for partners for 100% renewable energy plan

Community energy goes to market: Victoria town of Newstead is seeking expressions of interest to help refine its plan to go 100% renewable energy.

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P2P energy sharing start-up brings Brooklyn Microgrid smarts to Australia

US pioneers of blockchain-based peer-to-peer energy trading, LO3, set up in Byron Bay with plans to trial its TransActive Grid technology in Australia.

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City of Sydney powers up rooftop trigen plant in effort to quit coal

After years in the planning, City of Sydney's 1.4MW rooftop trigeneration plant is in full swing, powering, heating and cooling Town Hall and Town Hall House.

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Microgrids aren’t being built fast enough: Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew made a blunt case for microgrids last week as it toppled thousands of electric poles and wires across four American states.

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Solar shading, and what to do about it

Solar shading is the dirty phrase of the solar industry. There are plenty of people who have been sold a solar system only to find that its output is far less than what was promised.

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