Software/Gadgets

NSW charity group to save thousands with donated solar system

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.

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CSIRO “internet of things” pilot aims to cut community housing power bills by 80%

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.

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New trial to tap home solar and battery storage for “renewed” grids

Institute of Sustainable Futures leads network-based trial that will tap inverter smarts to boost grid stability, reliability – via household solar and storage.

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P2P energy sharing start-up brings Brooklyn Microgrid smarts to Australia

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.

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Community solar with a view: Why sharing may be future of energy

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.

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CSIRO-made smart solar and storage system launched by Evergen

A solar and storage energy management system developed by CSIRO and backed by AMP Capital has been launched in Australia.

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United Energy taps solar, storage, software to defer network upgrade

GreenSync to deliver landmark community-based demand response, energy storage project for United Energy to defer need for network upgrades on Mornington Peninsula.

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Millennials want solar, storage, shared energy – and an app for all that

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.

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Living off-grid in Australia’s tropical north: Tips from a long-term Daintree resident

A well designed off-grid solar and battery storage system can supply most households' needs easily, even in Australia's tropical north. But some know-how is needed.

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The first Tesla microgrid: Melbourne housing development to feature shared energy system

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.

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