community solar

Australia’s largest community solar farm approved for construction

SolarShare looks set to deliver Australia’s first megawatt-scale community-owned solar in Canberra's Maruja Valley after its application for a feed-in tariff was approved by the ACT government.

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Solar gardens could deliver major savings for “locked out” consumers

Australia could see “solar gardens” begin to sprout as early as 2019, after a major report found shared solar model not only feasible, but able to knock up to $370 a year off cost of electricity for consumers "locked out" of rooftop PV.

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New solar + battery round for Yackandandah, as 100% renewable plans take shape

North-east Victorian town forges ahead on 100% renewable plans, with new bulk-buy solar round, community retailer and microgrid projects.

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Busting the solar ceiling: The fight for millions of Australians locked out of rooftop solar

New data has shown that in North Sydney, alone, 74% of residents can’t access solar because they are renters or live in apartment buildings. But there are ways to solve the problem – as well as new companies making it their mission.

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NT aboriginal community to get 1MW solar plant, cut reliance on diesel

Nauiyu community set to be powered by a 1MW solar plant during the day, relegating its diesel generators for use only at night and as back-up.

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Lismore community solar plant switched on, marking Australian first

One of Australia’s first community-funded, council operated solar farms is up and running this week, after the switching on of a 99kW rooftop PV system at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre in Lismore, NSW.

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US rural electric cooperative sets 100% renewables target

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) in New Mexico wants to serve all its customers during the summer peak with 100% solar power by 2023.

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How solar PV is helping China’s poorest

China’s new solar poverty alleviation project will use solar PV to increase the income of 200 million Chinese households living below the poverty line.

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Sydney CBD 520kW solar array opens for public investment

Sydney Renewable Power Company is offering 519 unlisted shares to community and retail investors keen to invest in a 520kW solar array on Sydney’s new International Convention Centre.

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Sunshine & ownership: A cooperative solar garden blooms in North Minneapolis

Community solar programs are popping up rapidly, offering electric customers an opportunity to own a slice of solar energy production.

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