off-grid business

Aboriginal corporation quits WA regional grid for cheaper solar and storage

After looking into adding a grid-connected solar system, the Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation has gone with the cheaper option of installing an off-grid solar PV plant with 70kWh battery storage – a first of its kind, commissioned this week.

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Tech guru Simon Hackett installs storage to take office complex off-grid

Australian battery technology developer Redflow says it has made the first Australian sale of its commercial large scale energy storage system, albeit to its own company director Simon Hackett, the tech guru who will install it in a renovated office complex in Adelaide as part of longer term plans to take the office off-grid. Redflow […]

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Solar mini-grid powers through cyclone as WA grids black out

In the wake of Tropical Cyclones Olwyn and Pam – the devastating 250km/h winds of the latter resulting in Vanuatu’s ‘worst natural disaster in living memory’ – we are reminded of how vulnerable centralised electricity grids are to increasingly intense extreme weather events. In Australia, the category three Cyclone Olwyn tore through the WA towns […]

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