Sydney car dealership installs 100kW solar, LEDs for 65% power cut

100kW solar array installed at Sydney car dealership, including parking area, to help cut power bills by half. A Sydney car dealership has tapped CEFC funding to install a 100kW rooftop solar system and LED lighting – measures that are expected to cut the 50 year-old business’s energy consumption by 60 per cent. Col Crawford […]

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Richard Di Natale – the party leader living off the grid

Greens leader Richard Di Natale chose to go off-grid 10 years ago, largely because of the huge costs of connecting his then weekender and now family home to the grid. He says it's a great feeling to be able to convert the sun into useable energy.

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Off-grid in the Hawkesbury, with tracking solar and batteries

It’s satisfying to turn on a light or power tool and know the energy was generated only a few metres away.

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Victorian solar project to create ‘perpetual’ fund for community renewables

Tender launched to install 30kW solar system at former Woodend timber mill, use funds generated to reinvest in more solar, or 'perpetual fund' for community renewables.

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Adelaide City Council offers energy storage incentive, Australia’s first

Adelaide City Council to offer $5,000 energy storage subsidy, extending Sustainable City scheme to cover batteries, EV chargers.

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Wheat farmers help drive 20% boost in WA rooftop solar uptake

Strong uptake in farming areas has helped drive big increase in rooftop PV penetration in WA, and 4 postcodes now rank in Australian top 20.

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NSW, ACT households face big hike in cost of installing solar PV

ACT and NSW utilities to boost metering charges for new solar installations by factor of nearly 10.

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Another WA housing estate to trial solar + storage via ‘shared strata’ model

Another WA housing estate to trial solar, storage using unique shared strata model to benefit investors and tenants, cutting grid energy consumption by 60%.

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NT vanadium mine to tap solar + redox battery storage for energy supply

Northern Territory mine to tap solar power plus vanadium redox battery storage for energy supplies, the latest miner to turn to renewables.

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Queensland pushes through massive rises in fixed electricity charges

Fixed charges to households surge, and may cost small business two-thirds of bill, as government-owned utilities move against solar, efficiency.

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