community renewables

Victorian town notches up 1GWh locally generated renewable energy

With two mini-grids and solar installed on more than 50% of its households and community buildings, Yackandandah is powering its way to 100% renewables.

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Victoria community micro-hydro plant becomes Powershop’s newest supplier

Powershop to buy the output of community-led 100kW run-of-river hydro project, completed and launched this week in Warburton, Victoria.

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Community retailer Enova to buy and sell rooftop solar power

NSW community-owned retailer to buy excess rooftop solar from customers, as well as from local community solar farms and gardens, to sell on to other customers who can't generate solar themselves.

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Victoria investigates potential for solar and pumped hydro at former mining centres

Some of Victoria’s key former gold and coal mining centres targeted by $1m fund to support development of community renewables, and solar and pumped hydro.

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Lessons from the US on how to drive community solar

RMI's Shine Program has managed to deliver power purchase agreements at 40% below median bids for community solar projects.

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Community energy toolkit launched to fast-track behind-the-meter renewables

An ARENA-backed project led by Frontier Impact Group has launched a community energy toolkit, offering financial and technical advice on setting up and funding behind the meter community energy.

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Solar + storage bulk-buy proposed for NSW Northern Rivers region

NSW community renewables group Farming the Sun pitches seventh bulk-buy scheme, this time for solar and battery storage.

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How to make solar accessible – without rooftops

With an increasingly supportive regulatory environment and growing interest, community solar in the US could contribute nearly half of all solar installations by 2020. Here's how they do it.

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How to make Australia’s clean energy transition fair for all

The genie is well and truly out of the bottle on the benefits and possibilities of clean energy, but how do we ensure that all Australians can participate?

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Community-supported development: A first step to community solar for all

In the US, communities and governments drive more sustainable, inclusive economies by leveraging local solar – most recently in the form of community-scale solar.

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