off-grid

Another remote indigenous community shifted to solar, as NT “transforms” power delivery

Warruwi remote NT indigenous community gets 175kW solar array, as Power & Water Corporation – with backing from ARENA – changes the way it delivers power.

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Image of the Day: Have Tesla Powerpack – “who needs Ergon?”

North Queensland business going off-grid with rooftop PV and a Tesla Powerpack battery system proudly proclaims: Who needs the network?

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Off-grid, in business: Is this a “new norm” for Australian SMEs?

Queensland business - with 100 employees - has taken its operations off-grid, and may be the first to do so using Tesla Powerpack batteries in Australia. Does it make sense? And how many other businesses will follow?

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The Victoria mansion leading the exodus off the grid

Ever get the idea that the decision to quit the grid – or not connect – was reserved for low energy users, austere consumers or those with no possibility of connection? Think again.

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Angry and frustrated, more customers are quitting the grid

Industry reports suggest more and more Australian households are choosing to quit the grid, and they're doing so for a mixed bag of reasons.

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Solar and battery microgrid powers farm through California wildfires

When an islanded microgrid at Stone Edge Farm near Sonoma kept operating for 10 days through California fires and grid outages, the operators seized the opportunity to learn as much as possible from the surprises they encountered.

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Off-grid in Brisbane: How one family beat the bill

Coalition's new energy policy appears to lock in Australia's extraordinary high energy costs for at least another decade. This will encourage more households and businesses to turn to solar, or even leave the grid altogether. Here is how one Brisbane family quit the grid.

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Queensland council saves $1.9m in grid costs from single Tesla Powerpack

A Queensland local government council has installed what is believed to be Australia’s first off-grid solar and battery storage system to use a Tesla Powerpack, to maintain local drinking water quality around the clock.

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Hurricanes underline need for distributed solar for grid resilience

During natural disasters, access to electricity is more critical than ever, a growing body of evidence suggests that states and countries that replace old, costly fossil-fired generators found greater reliability and resilience at lower costs.

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Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Western Power pilot shows stand-alone solar + battery + diesel systems 15 times more reliable than grid, and could save $300 million in avoided network upgrade costs – but only if rules are change changed to allow the systems to be rolled out.

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