Not for profit charity Ronald McDonald House to save thousands of dollars a year on power costs, via 8.3kW rooftop solar system donated to its Orange, NSW branch.
Solar + battery storage optimisation platform by CSIRO-backed start-up Evergen to be installed in 10 NSW low-income households in first of a kind pilot program.
Institute of Sustainable Futures leads network-based trial that will tap inverter smarts to boost grid stability, reliability – via household solar and storage.
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.
NSW property development offers a tree change, and a share in an energy utility: a purpose-built, community-owned embedded network through which they can buy, sell and store solar electricity, peer-to-peer.
A solar and storage energy management system developed by CSIRO and backed by AMP Capital has been launched in Australia.
GreenSync to deliver landmark community-based demand response, energy storage project for United Energy to defer need for network upgrades on Mornington Peninsula.
A recent Accenture survey has asked Millennials – Australia's second-largest cohort after Gen X – what they want from their energy providers. The answers are a clarion call to those utilities and retailers who still believe business-as-usual will do.
Another Melbourne residential development featuring Tesla Powerwalls in every house. This time the batteries will be connected to a network, and stored solar energy will be shared. A Tesla micro-grid, if you will.
Indigenous renewable tech company AllGrid Energy to partner with energy management start-up Redback Technologies to give Australia's remote indigenous communities energy reliability and self-sufficiency.
ARENA grants ANU project $2.9m to install solar and battery storage at 40 homes on Tasmania's Bruny Island, and use Australian-made software to trade electricity with the grid when needed during peaks.
NSW Farmers has updated its Solar PV + Battery Financial Analysis Calculator to more accurately estimate the financial performance of a given solar PV-battery system on the basis of the reduction of consumption of high-cost grid electricity.
A craft brewery in country Victoria has called for industry-wide renewable energy and sustainability goals, after successfully installing a 50kW solar system that will cover all of the beer maker's electricity needs.
AGL Energy has released a new version of its energy management app that includes data on customers' rooftop solar performance, and "in future" could allow them to trade directly with the grid.