Victorian town notches up 1GWh locally generated renewable energy

With two mini-grids and solar installed on more than 50% of its households and community buildings, Yackandandah is powering its way to 100% renewables.

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Sydney craft brewery raises $100k in 17 mins to fund shift to solar

Crowd-funding round led by ClearSky Solar Investment and Pingala has raised $116,000 towards a 100kW PV system installed at Syndey's 4 Pines Brewery.

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City of Melbourne hits 100% renewables as 80MW wind farm comes online

City of Melbourne kicks off 2019 with news that it is now 100% powered by renewable energy – an Australian first.

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Season’s greetings from One Step Off The Grid – see you in 2019!

One Step Off The Grid is taking a break! See you in the new year.

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Australia’s largest community solar farm approved for construction

SolarShare looks set to deliver Australia’s first megawatt-scale community-owned solar in Canberra's Maruja Valley after its application for a feed-in tariff was approved by the ACT government.

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Solar gardens could deliver major savings for “locked out” consumers

Australia could see “solar gardens” begin to sprout as early as 2019, after a major report found shared solar model not only feasible, but able to knock up to $370 a year off cost of electricity for consumers "locked out" of rooftop PV.

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My electric car, your solar home, a microgrid, and the future

US collaboration between LO3 and MotorWerks will test tools to let consumers buy and sell electricity within microgrids using their homes and vehicles.

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NT schools to go solar, as government-funded installs get underway

NT Labor government hits go on $5m Rooftop Solar Schools program, which it expects to cut energy costs by around 40% for selected schools across every Territory region.

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World-leading rooftop solar trading trial kicks off in Fremantle

WA energy minister launches "world-first" active, billed, peer-to-peer trading trial allowing 40 households to buy and sell rooftop solar energy generated on their rooftops, across the grid.

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Why we should thank John Howard for starting the rooftop solar boom

Thanks to the actions of millions of Australian households, the process of modernising our grid is well underway, and households are collectively saving billions of dollars off their electricity bill.

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