WA trials Tesla battery on suburban grid in top solar postcode, Mandurah

WA government sets ball rolling on a “shared storage” trial that will install a 105kW/420kWh Tesla battery on the grid in Meadow Springs, a suburb of the state's top solar postcode, Mandurah.

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Biggest little town looks to revive Australia’s littlest big hydro

Nearly 100 years after town of Mullumbimby got together for the country's first community owned power plant, it is looking to revive its hydro plant as it pursues 100 per cent renewable energy.

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WA VPP project promises 90% solar self-consumption for cost of “a coffee a day”

Australia's "first" privately funded VPP hopes to sign up 1000 homes and businesses in south-west WA to zero up-front cost deal for solar and battery storage.

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Ausgrid hopes community storage can help it engage with consumers

Australia's networks have gone from raising the drawbridge to lowering it, inviting new technologies and ideas on to their platform. And sooner or later they are going to be competing for access to the consumer.

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Farmers to tap solar and battery storage, in latest Victoria microgrid trial

Victoria microgrid project wins state funding to demonstrate the value of energy resilience and self-sufficiency for rural industries.

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NSW councils sign up for Moree solar farm to slash electricity costs

Group of 18 councils in NSW sign up to take the output from Moree solar farm to slash their electricity bills by around one third.

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Tamworth council weighs $1m solar rollout – with a message for Barnaby

Tamworth council set to save around $117,000 a year by installing solar on 12 council-owned facilities – but the return on investment wouldn't be as great if the local federal member had his way.

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Is New Zealand about to get its first rooftop solar subsidy?

Greenpeace calls on New Zealand government to shift fossil fuel subsidies over to solar, to fund installation of rooftop PV and battery storage for 500,000 Kiwi homes.

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Victoria town turns to solar and battery microgrid to beat blackouts

North-eastern Victoria town of Euroa wins state government backing to install 589kW of solar PV and up to 400kWh of battery storage in $6m microgrid project.

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New solar + battery round for Yackandandah, as 100% renewable plans take shape

North-east Victorian town forges ahead on 100% renewable plans, with new bulk-buy solar round, community retailer and microgrid projects.

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