Software/Gadgets

Victoria “Community Grid” grows, in bid to cut network costs by $30m

Victorian Community Grid Project that promises to save United Energy $30m in avoided network costs adds key new solar and storage system to collection.

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Townsville resort bets on solar, efficiency to cut grid power by 70%

A luxury resort in Townsville in Queensland’s north is looking to cut its grid power consumption by up to 70 per cent, through a suite of cutting edge renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades.

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Looking for energy independence? Make your solar smarter

As rooftop solar uptake increases, and the cost of batteries decreases, integrating smart management and storage can boost energy independence dramatically.

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Image of the Day: Have Tesla Powerpack – “who needs Ergon?”

North Queensland business going off-grid with rooftop PV and a Tesla Powerpack battery system proudly proclaims: Who needs the network?

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Off-grid, in business: Is this a “new norm” for Australian SMEs?

Queensland business - with 100 employees - has taken its operations off-grid, and may be the first to do so using Tesla Powerpack batteries in Australia. Does it make sense? And how many other businesses will follow?

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Rental solar scheme targets 15,000 Queensland investment homes

Queensland property groups join forces to install solar and smart technology on 15,000 investment properties across the state, offering bill crunching PV to landlords and renters.

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Smart solar monitoring: Why you should have it

Is your solar performing? Rooftop PV systems can be adversely affected by things outside of a household's control – and without their knowledge. But you needn't be in the dark about it.

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Sonnen lands biggest battery order in Australia with housing developer

Sonnen selected to provide 270 residential batteries for Melbourne property development, to cut household power bills by 60% and possibly help power a community water recycling plant.

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How I became the first SonnenFlat customer and got my electricity bills down to $0

Receiving your electricity bill can be frightening, but there is a way out. I know – I’ve already found it.

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Solar powered “Melbourne Quarter” precinct wins CEFC backing

A major new solar powered commercial precinct in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD has won the backing of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, as part of a sustainable development partnership with property group Lendlease.

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