Byron Shire offers free EV fast charging via Australian made Veefil

Byron Shire Council installs Australian-made Veefil EV fast charger – able to add 50km range in 10 minutes to any make of electric car.

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SA govt to install solar at 40 schools, fund lighting upgrades

South Australian government announces $15m scheme to fund rooftop solar and energy efficiency upgrades for schools across the state.

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How to make microgrid economics work

Turns out making microgrid economics work is increasingly possible. It’s a matter of ‘stacking value.’

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People’s Powerwall: Solar + Tesla battery storage crowd-funded for Melbourne community centre

Crowdfunding helps deliver 40kW solar plus 6.4kWh Tesla Powerwall battery storage system for Footscray Community Arts Centre.

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Solar + storage bulk-buy proposed for NSW Northern Rivers region

NSW community renewables group Farming the Sun pitches seventh bulk-buy scheme, this time for solar and battery storage.

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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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