Victoria

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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Solar powered factories: Industrial energy costs targeted in Victoria finance scheme

Victorian government backed funding scheme helps plastics manufacturer install solar, slash electricity costs by nearly $100k/year.

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Goldfields museum mines the sun with 75kW solar array

Victorian government launches 75.4kW solar array installed at Gold Museum at iconic Ballarat tourist centre, Sovereign Hill.

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United Energy taps solar, storage, software to defer network upgrade

GreenSync to deliver landmark community-based demand response, energy storage project for United Energy to defer need for network upgrades on Mornington Peninsula.

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How residential demand tariffs could add $1000s to your bill

As residential demand tariffs are rolled out around Australia, we take a look at what they are, how they works, and why many households should avoid them at all costs.

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Victorian water plant to go 100% renewable, powered by wind turbine

Wannon Water says 800kW wind turbine planned for Portland water reclamation plant will significantly reduce energy costs, pass savings on to customers.

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Can solar work for a motel? It all comes out in the wash

The owner of a Ballarat motel has installed an 83kW rooftop solar system, not just to cut electricity costs, but to slash thousands of dollars off its monthly laundry bill. Here's how.

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Can Victoria build a new town, from scratch, off grid?

Plans to build a completely new, completely sustainable and off-grid community in Victoria's Gippsland Lakes district are gathering momentum. But can they win the approval of state government?

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Victorian life-saving clubs to go solar in bid to cut costs

Victorian Life Saving clubs can now apply for state government grants to install solar PV after the launch of a $500,000 funding program this week.

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Victorian government paves way for rooftop solar leasing

Victoria’s Labor government changes regulations to give households access to rooftop solar through no-money-down leasing deals with solar companies.

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