Electricity wholesaler L&H Group is to install 1.1MW of rooftop solar across its network as part of an alliance with clean energy retailing subsidiary Go Energy.
NSW community solar group Pingala has won $40,000 from City of Sydney towards its first project, to install rooftop solar at local brewery in city’s inner west.
Gosford City Council has decided to install 435kW of rooftop solar on seven council facilities in a move it says should save it more than $80,000 a year in electricity costs.
New company - chaired by Ross Garnaut - will provide Australian consumers with an option to use 100 per cent renewable energy to power their homes, businesses or entire communities, at a cost cheaper than electricity from the grid.
BürgerWerke is an innovative energy retailer start-up aiming to ‘close-the-loop’ on citizen energy in Germany. Chris Cooper pays them a visit in Heidelberg.
Consumers are being caught unawares by tariff changes that could change the economics of rooftop solar. Networks are introducing demand tariffs that could halve the rate of solar installations. It means that in some cases, adding solar could result in a higher bill overall.
Schönau. Village of 2500 inhabitants in the Black Forest. A beautiful remote alpine village that bought back its grid and has been leading the energy revolution.
You’d think having a bunch of people you’ve never met before in your living room would be disconcerting. But when you’re with like-minded people, even strangers become friends very quickly. Emma Sutcliffe describes her experiences opening her sustainable house to the public.
A 100kW solar array has been installed on existing car shades at a shopping centre in Ipswich, Qld, cutting the owner's energy costs by 30-40%.
Our recent story about Kerry Dawborn told the story of the build of her home in Cockatoo, Victoria. However, our interview with Kerry had so much more information we decided to publish it in full here. When did you go off grid and why? Was there a grid connection available at the time? My house is […]
Report predicts Australia's installed battery capacity will grow 50-fold within 10 years, with half of all households to have battery storage, and many using their solar arrays to charge their electric vehicles.
After adding more than 300 rooftop solar installations in Mount Alexander, the not-for-profit led MASH initiative will take its bulk community solar offer to the Macedon Ranges.
In one Australian city, the cost of rooftop solar is just one third that of grid power. Because of the cost advantage, rooftop solar on households is expected to account for one fifth of Australia's electricity generation.
Launch of community-owned renewable energy developer in northern Rivers attracts more then 300 people, with three projects already on the cards.
Enova Energy becomes first community owned retailer to be awarded a licence, potentially providing a model in way energy is marketed in Australia.