Software/Gadgets

Demand response for households – how does it work, and can it really earn you money?

Amber Electric is a power retailer that wants its customers to use more power at cheap times, and less power at expensive times. Sound suspicious? Here's how – and why – it works.

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Virtual power plant snags contract in wholesale capacity auction – a US first

"Breakthrough moment" in US, as local solar energy resources compete with centralised power in highly price-sensitive wholesale power markets.

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Networks face up to rooftop solar boom, with new ARENA-funded trial

Creating Solar Friendly Neighbourhoods trial in Victoria could significantly enhance ability of electricity networks to accommodate more rooftop solar power.

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My electric car, your solar home, a microgrid, and the future

US collaboration between LO3 and MotorWerks will test tools to let consumers buy and sell electricity within microgrids using their homes and vehicles.

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Monash Uni charges ahead with Australia’s biggest behind-the-meter battery system

Monash Uni installs Australia's largest commercial behind-the-meter battery storage system – a 1MWh hybrid system combining vanadium flow and lithium-ion.

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Power to learn: Puerto Rico schools get the microgrid treatment

RMI and Save the Children to install renewable microgrids in 12 schools in Puerto Rico, ensuring access to education, bolstering the grid, and serving the larger community.

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Off-grid school Australia’s first to run 100% on solar, battery storage

New-build, off-grid school north of Perth, Western Australia, becomes first in Australia to be powered completely by rooftop solar and battery storage.

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Microgrid proposal to help Yackandandah reach 100% renewables

Victorian government backs microgrid in Victoria's north-east that will trial the use of solar, storage and smart controls to manage network security and avoid costly line upgrades.

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WA VPP project promises 90% solar self-consumption for cost of “a coffee a day”

Australia's "first" privately funded VPP hopes to sign up 1000 homes and businesses in south-west WA to zero up-front cost deal for solar and battery storage.

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Trial to run Monash University on 100% renewables backed by ARENA

ARENA tips $2.9m into microgrid trial to use a locally designed smart software platform to help run Monash University's Clayton campus entirely on renewables.

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