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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SA councils launch tender for “bigger better” community energy plan

Group of six SA councils is calling for proposals to deliver solar, battery storage and smart controls to its 120,000-strong regional community.

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Floating solar plant under construction in NSW – Australia’s largest

Construction begins on community-funded 100kW floating solar array at the East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant in NSW.

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WA trial to use blockchain technology to deliver smart energy – and water

Blockchain technology by Perth-based Power Ledger to be used to coordinate solar, battery storage and water services in urban-scale trial.

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Queensland Labor promises to help power Reef islands with “clean energy”

Queensland Labor pledges $1.73m to help state's islands develop business cases for right mix of solar, wind and gas generation.

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How a Melbourne apartment building cut its energy consumption in half

Melbourne retiree offers salutary lesson on how much energy and money – $140,000 a year – can be saved, just by changing light bulbs and applying the most basic energy management upgrades.

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How a Republican Mayor turned his struggling California city into a clean energy powerhouse

California produces more solar power per capita than any other city in California, and it is close to producing more renewable energy than it uses.

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HydroTasmania takes Rottnest Island to 45% renewables with new solar array

WA's Rottnest Island can now meet up to 90% of its electricity demand from solar and wind energy, after a 600kW solar array was added to the existing hybrid wind and diesel system.

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Queensland council saves $1.9m in grid costs from single Tesla Powerpack

A Queensland local government council has installed what is believed to be Australia’s first off-grid solar and battery storage system to use a Tesla Powerpack, to maintain local drinking water quality around the clock.

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Goulburn Council floats solar PV as a way to cut water costs

Goulburn Council to commission feasibility studies into installing floating solar on government water stores, to slash power costs.

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