Software/Gadgets

How business can keep energy costs below 10c/kWh

New report shows taking part in demand response activities could save businesses up to 33 per cent on their power costs – and for very little effort. Used alongside the wholesale purchase of power and a corporate renewable PPA, the benefits to business can be substantial.

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Victorian town plans “smart energy precinct” to halve industry power costs

Local business and community in coastal town of Port Fairy begin work on developing multi-million dollar, renewables-based smart energy precinct.

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Power Ledger extends P2P solar sharing to WA apartment complex

Perth company applies P2P platform to Fremantle apartment complex with solar and battery storage to offer residents "transactive layer" to trade their own energy.

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Show me the money: The business opportunity of grid-interactive buildings

Building owners should care about grid integration services because such services save them money, and can provide new sources of revenue.

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Fridge chewing more power than it should? Ask your smart meter

Is your TV running? Not the opening line of a joke, but serious question smart meter giant Landis+Gyr wants to be able to answer for customers – before they even ask.

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My long switch to solar

After many years of planning, I finally flicked the switch and installed a rooftop solar energy system. But that is just the beginning of our household's journey away from fossil fuels.

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Port Macquarie Base Hospital to install 609kW rooftop solar system

NSW hospital set to save $130,000 a year with the installation of a 609kW rooftop solar system – "Australia's largest" on a health care facility, yet, it claims.

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Power companies less trusted by consumers than banks, telcos

Survey finds Australian consumers' lack of trust in power companies holding back the shift to a smarter, cheaper grid.

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Melbourne apartment complex switches on shared solar system

One solar system, five apartments, a baker, a hair salon, and an occupational therapist. Allume Energy has switched on its first suburban shared solar system that allows PV electricity to be distributed and billed to individual tenants, for 30% less than grid costs.

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One down, five to go: Cook Islands begins shift to 100% solar and storage

Melbourne company Entura leads project to take six of Cook Islands' 12 inhabited islands from diesel to 100% solar and battery storage.

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