off-grid communities

Off-grid adventures: Building Sri Lanka’s largest hybrid solar and storage system

When the opportunity presented to bid on a solar, wind and storage project on the island of Eluvaitivu, 4km offshore from the Northern Sri Lankan town of Kayts, Peter Bulanyi didn’t hesitate. Here's how the project – 46kW PV array, six 3.5kW wind turbines, and a 100kWh lithium-ion battery bank – unfolded.

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Solar + storage: Cheaper energy, closer to home in remote Australia

The shift to solar and storage for two off-grid Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory not only cut energy costs by more than 50%, but strengthened cultural ties to country, and explored sustainable land use activities that bring jobs, training and an income – building a sustainable economy on homelands.

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This northern NSW town could be first to decide to quit the grid

The northern NSW town of Tyalgum is considering a proposal to go 100 per cent renewable and to possibly quit the grid altogether, in what would be the first such move by a township in Australia.

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Western Power to take small communities off-grid with solar plus storage

WA grid operator Western Power wants to take up to 10 small communities off-grid, to save costs on grid upgrades and extensions. More could follow.

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