renewables

Four Spanish islands launch 100% renewables plan, defying Madrid

Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Fomentera currently depend on coal for nearly half their power supplies and get only 2% from renewables. The Balearic government wants to change all that.

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Healing with solar in Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico's hospitals languish without power more than four months after Hurricane Maria, a team of clean-energy evangelists are working to use solar power to rebuild.

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California winery microgrid wins top environmental award

Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards and Winery, home of a microgrid noted for its performance during the California wildfires last year, now has received an additional accolade.

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Happiness is a post-solar electricity bill (Farewell to 2017)

So much for the idea of rooftop solar being a scam. Having panels on my roof is saving me a fair amount of money! Here's how.

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Six factors that make battery storage add up for households

New Queensland study based on a series of home battery storage trials gives some insight into what can make batteries interesting for households, what might

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Solar & battery storage: Choosing the right system size

Choosing the right battery size for your home solar and storage system can be really complicated. Here are some tips to help guide the way.

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Hybrid office building in Adelaide cuts cord to electricity grid

Fluid Solar's Adelaide HQ - powered by a combination of thermal and battery storage, along with solar PV and wind energy - has cut its connection to the grid in what its owners claim to be a world first.

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OffGridBox: Clean water and solar power… in a box

Italian startup's $15,000 all-in-one modular solution can supply 16kWh solar power a day, plus 24,000 liters of filtered, sterilised drinking water – enough to provide for a remote village of about 300 people.

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Bruny Island trials “electricity grid of the future”

Tasmania's Bruny Island sees the benefits as 11 of 35 solar-powered battery systems installed in private homes start contributing to the local electricity grid.

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‘Smart home’ gadgets: Not always the easy answer to cutting bills

Research suggests some "smart" devices can wind up increasing household energy usage, rather than cutting it.

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