US rural electric cooperative sets 100% renewables target

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) in New Mexico wants to serve all its customers during the summer peak with 100% solar power by 2023.

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How utilities can deal with the threat of community energy

Community energy is the next big threat to utility companies – unless they manage to become part of this emerging energy economy.

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Canada’s first 100% renewable energy community project

Oxford County, Ontario, has just opened a wind farm as part of a project to go 100% renewables for electricity and heat.

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NSW charity group to save thousands with donated solar system

Not for profit charity Ronald McDonald House to save thousands of dollars a year on power costs, via 8.3kW rooftop solar system donated to its Orange, NSW branch.

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Peer-to-peer solar trading kicks off at WA housing development

Australia’s first residential solar electricity sharing market is underway, with the launch of Power Ledger's world leading P2P trading platform at the White Gum Valley housing project in WA.

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Western Power launches 5MW microgrid project for Kalbarri

WA holiday town of Kalbarri set to trial $10m microgrid integrating distributed solar, 1.7MW wind farm, and 2MWh battery system.

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How solar PV is helping China’s poorest

China’s new solar poverty alleviation project will use solar PV to increase the income of 200 million Chinese households living below the poverty line.

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CSIRO “internet of things” pilot aims to cut community housing power bills by 80%

Solar + battery storage optimisation platform by CSIRO-backed start-up Evergen to be installed in 10 NSW low-income households in first of a kind pilot program.

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Community solar funding program meets $140,000 target in two days

Community solar funding program gathers pace, meeting latest $140,000 target in just two days to install solar on three local businesses.

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Victoria town calls for partners for 100% renewable energy plan

Community energy goes to market: Victoria town of Newstead is seeking expressions of interest to help refine its plan to go 100% renewable energy.

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