Solar

OffGridBox: Clean water and solar power… in a box

Italian startup's $15,000 all-in-one modular solution can supply 16kWh solar power a day, plus 24,000 liters of filtered, sterilised drinking water – enough to provide for a remote village of about 300 people.

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Pace of renewables shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up

Responding to climate change, networks of decision-makers, such as the C40 collective of major cities, have begun adopting strategies to promote the uptake of renewable energy. Yet land use planning has seemingly begun to lag behind.

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Bruny retirees love their solar power 

John Kobylec believed that installation of a solar system at his Bruny Island retirement home would be prohibitively expensive, but is now a now total convert.

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Saint Lucia’s journey to a renewable future

St Lucia’s 180,000 residents and tourism-driven economy depend heavily on reliable electricity. Over the past year action has started to shift the island from almost 100% imported fossil fuelled power, to a mix of local renewables.

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Bruny Island trials “electricity grid of the future”

Tasmania's Bruny Island sees the benefits as 11 of 35 solar-powered battery systems installed in private homes start contributing to the local electricity grid.

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NT community puts diesel on back-burner, with 1MW solar + 2MWh battery storage

Daly River Nauiyu community set to be first in NT powered by solar and storage, after installation of a 2MWh lithium-ion battery system.

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Australia’s biggest solar retailer forced to replace non-compliant panels

Euro Solar forced to surrender STCs or replace PV modules after being found to have installed non-compliant solar panels, as part of a Clean Energy Regulator crackdown on Australia's rooftop solar industry.

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Arsenal Football Club goes 100% renewable with solar deal

English Premier League club’s Emirates Stadium now runs on 100% renewable energy following solar offtake deal with Octopus Energy.

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Solar plants are taking root on farms

Solar installations are cropping up on farms across the US, and not just to cut power costs. In some cases, they have proved more lucrative to farmers than cash crops.

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Rooftop solar continues record year, even as STC price fall kicks in

With another 93MW solar added to Australian homes and business in July, Sunwiz declares market to be "level – at exceptionally high levels."

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