renewable energy

Power to learn: Puerto Rico schools get the microgrid treatment

RMI and Save the Children to install renewable microgrids in 12 schools in Puerto Rico, ensuring access to education, bolstering the grid, and serving the larger community.

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Toyota backs renewables fund, to build “future electricity supplies”

Toyota becomes key investor in Mirai Renewable Energy Fund, to target new renewable energy development, including solar, wind, biomass and geothermal power plants.

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Sony commits to source 100% of electricity from renewables

One of the world’s largest electronics and entertainment companies commits to securing 100% of electricity for business from renewables by 2040, with interim goal of 30% by 2030.

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US oil giant Exxon looks to renewable energy in Texas

One of the world's largest oil and gas companies reportedly seeking PPA for at least 100MW of renewable energy, potentially more than 250MW.

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Victoria announces microgrid grant, to power Latrobe Valley shift from coal

Victoria Labor government launches $3m grant program to support the development of a renewables based microgrid project in the Latrobe Valley.

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Apple launches new $300m clean energy fund in China


Apple creates “first-of-its-kind” investment fund, tapping greater purchasing power to expand the clean energy options available to its smaller Chinese suppliers.

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100% renewable microgrid for Sweden’s rural community of Simris

In the rural town of Simris Sweden's south, French utility E.ON has been testing the islanding of a 100 per cent renewable microgrid.

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Wind-powered microgrids heat “boxes of bricks” in Alaska homes

Wind-powered community microgrids are providing both electricity and heat to four small rural communities in Alaska, cutting residents’ fuel bills and reducing dependence on diesel fuel.

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Solar unlimited: How to use inverters to get past export limits

Solar panel system owners are becoming more and more ambitious about what they want from their PV systems, and are now installing 10kW + PV arrays and over-sizing their inverters.

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How can communities share in the big renewables boom?

A regional prospectus is being developed to help communities connect with large scale solar and wind developers in regional Victoria – and capture the many potential local benefits renewables have to offer.

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