Software/Gadgets

New Aussie solar start-up empowering rural farming villages

UK-based company run by Australian solar entrepreneur provides leases for solar in poor rural farming communities.

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Off grid vs network-connected: A Queensland community divided

A Daintree Rainforest community's decades long campaign to get network supplied power has caught the attention of the federal energy minister and ARENA. But not all of the community's residents are on board with the idea, and say off-grid living is the way to go.

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Selectronic joins forces with LG Chem in booming battery storage market

LG Chem's RESU home battery systems to team with Selectronic's Australian made SP PRO inverters – a tech duo to challenge the Tesla Powerwall 2.

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Going virtual – not off grid – the solution to 21st Century power

Consumers want to take back control of their power supply, but is going off grid really the best use of solar and storage?

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Tesla adds energy monitoring to mobile app as customers await Powerwall 2 delivery

Tesla mobile app update allows Powerwall owners to monitor and manage their solar and battery storage “power flow”.

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Has the microgrid industry crossed ‘the chasm’?

The success of two unusual US microgrid projects is good news, but it's still not clear whether microgrids have leapt ‘the chasm’ – a pivotal step in a disruptive technology’s market evolution.

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Solar Analytics to launch “game changing” energy management system

Solar Analytics says its new suite of energy management software and hardware – including battery control and hot water diversion – will deliver more bill savings.

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Proof we can chew gum, share solar and cut costs at the same time

A heritage listed former chewing gum factory turned apartment complex will use solar PV and behind the meter technology to supply residents with power up to 20% cheaper than retail market.

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GreenSync energy monitoring technology added to Melbourne mini-grid trial

The energy management technology of Victorian company, GreenSync, will be used in a ground-breaking suburban Melbourne solar and battery storage trial that aims to take part of a Melbourne suburb off-grid.

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Forget coal power – the path to grid stability begins at home

There’s a simple and achievable way to ensure electricity grid reliability on extreme heat days, and it's on and under our own roofs.

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