Making the case for 10-year renewable electricity tariffs

For a fair, efficient, low-cost pathway to 100% renewables, we need to put front-of-meter renewables on a level footing with rooftop renewables and enable customers to sign 10-year front-of-meter PPAs.

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Town battery aims to stabilise remote section of SA power grid

A University of Adelaide mobile energy storage system is being used to support a town with wildly fluctuating electricity needs in South Australia.

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ARENA backs “solar gardens” trial, in bid to boost access to PV

ARENA puts $240,000 towards feasibility study into setting up five "solar gardens" around Australia – to extend the benefits rooftop PV to those who can't install their own.

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ACT to change law to drop gas and pave way for all-electric suburbs

ACT takes next step in trial of gas-free suburban living, with a proposed repeal of planning laws that have made gas connection mandatory to all new housing divisions in the Territory.

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Victoria “Community Grid” grows, in bid to cut network costs by $30m

Victorian Community Grid Project that promises to save United Energy $30m in avoided network costs adds key new solar and storage system to collection.

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Daly River community goes “solar only” by day

Remote NT indigenous community now officially running on solar only during the day, after installation of 1MW PV and 2MWh lithium-ion battery system.

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Latrobe Valley dairy farms to share energy via blockchain micro-grid

First blockchain virtual micro-grid in Australia will use solar and storage to allow 200 dairy farms, 100 households and 20 businesses to share energy.

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Shepparton council set to go solar, as PV farm plans remain in limbo

City of Greater Shepparton awards tender to install solar across council buildings; awaits state govt decision on 250MW of proposed solar farms.

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Solar rebate debate: It’s nothing to do with men in tights

The idea that solar rebates are a "Reverse Robin Hood" mechanism is entirely incorrect. Rather, they empower the solar industry to offer real solutions for those most in need.

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Solar installed on 500 public housing homes in Queensland, focus turns to rental market

Qld govt scheme installs rooftop solar on 350 low-income homes in Cairns and Rockhampton, 130 in Lockhart River. Households expected to save up to $250 a year.

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