Other Renewables

Off-grid adventures: Building Sri Lanka’s largest hybrid solar and storage system

When the opportunity presented to bid on a solar, wind and storage project on the island of Eluvaitivu, 4km offshore from the Northern Sri Lankan town of Kayts, Peter Bulanyi didn’t hesitate. Here's how the project – 46kW PV array, six 3.5kW wind turbines, and a 100kWh lithium-ion battery bank – unfolded.

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Victorian water plant to go 100% renewable, powered by wind turbine

Wannon Water says 800kW wind turbine planned for Portland water reclamation plant will significantly reduce energy costs, pass savings on to customers.

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New York re-write rules on network revenues as it ditches centralised system

New York rewrites the rules on utility revenues, helping the transition away from large, centralised power plants, to a 21st century network focused on clean technology and behind the meter resources.

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Community renewables to get $98.7m in Labor climate plan

Federal Opposition's newly launched Climate Action Plan will put nearly $100m towards developing a Community Power Network and a series of "regional hubs,” as well as an annual competitive grants program.

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Melbourne consortium launches tender for large-scale renewable energy plant

A consortium of large energy users led by the City of Melbourne has launched a tender for shovel-ready new renewable energy projects that have planning approvals in place, for the long-term supply of electricity.

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It takes a village: Why community energy is vital to a 100% renewable Australia

The transition to 100 per cent renewables for Australia is inevitable, say the authors of a major new report. The only question is how quickly and how fairly it will be done – and that's where community energy comes in.

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Can Victoria build a new town, from scratch, off grid?

Plans to build a completely new, completely sustainable and off-grid community in Victoria's Gippsland Lakes district are gathering momentum. But can they win the approval of state government?

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Nissan sees future with EV-powered grid. But if they build it, will consumers connect?

Nissan explores how vehicle-to-grid, battery storage, wireless charging, autonomous drive technology and the internet could combine to revolutionise how consumers use energy. But how close is this to reality?

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World’s largest office furniture manufacturer Steelcase signs deal for 25 MW of wind energy

The world’s largest manufacturer of office furniture will soon offset 70 percent of its total U.S. electricity usage with wind power .

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One Step Off the Grid wishes its readers season’s greetings – see you in 2016!

One Step Off The Grid bids adieu to 2015 after a very successful launch year, with big plans for 2016 as battery storage becomes a “thing". Hope to see you then.

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