Latrobe Valley dairy farms to share energy via blockchain micro-grid

First blockchain virtual micro-grid in Australia will use solar and storage to allow 200 dairy farms, 100 households and 20 businesses to share energy.

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Home of “crocodile hunter” goes solar, with biggest PV array at an Australian zoo

Australia Zoo is installing 648kW of solar on its "crocoseum" building, to save on electricity and spend more on conservation.

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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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Graph of the Day: America’s top solar corporates

The politics might be anti-renewables, but American businesses are still installing solar at a head spinning rate, according to the latest data from 2017.

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Australian poultry farmer taps homegrown silicon energy storage

SA energy storage outfit 1414 Degrees to provide NSW poultry processing plant with electricity and heat via a 25MWh thermal energy storage system.

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Queensland cattle farm goes solar, cuts grid power consumption in half

Major beef producer and exporter Teys Australia to save $77k a year, cut grid demand in half, with 300kW solar system and energy efficiency upgrades.

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Half of all Australian rooftops could go solar, new mapping tool reveals

New online mapping tool shows "enormous untapped potential" for rooftop solar in Australia, including up to 50 per cent in major Australian cities.

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Solar powered “Melbourne Quarter” precinct wins CEFC backing

A major new solar powered commercial precinct in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD has won the backing of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, as part of a sustainable development partnership with property group Lendlease.

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Solar CBD: How Melbourne buildings – including MCG – could become a PV powerhouse

New report finds that 38% of City of Melbourne total roof space could be fitted with 416MW of solar panels – enough to power 112,000 average Victorian homes, meet 12 per cent of the area's electricity needs, and cut businesses' collective power costs by more than $100 million.

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Solar cemetery considered in Ballarat Community Power scheme

Regional cemetery business looks to go solar – and all electric – as one of first projects to come out of Victorian government's Community Power Hubs.

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