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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Newcastle begins work on 5MW solar farm at former coal mine site

First sod turned at the site of the 5MW Summerhill Solar Farm, on a disused landfill and former colliery, that will supply all of City of Newcastle's daytime energy needs.

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Victoria community micro-hydro plant becomes Powershop’s newest supplier

Powershop to buy the output of community-led 100kW run-of-river hydro project, completed and launched this week in Warburton, Victoria.

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Tweed Shire Council racks up 1.3MW of rooftop solar – batteries next

Tweed Shire Council says its cumulative solar installs will generate around 1,300MWh/pa from PV by year's end, saving it $200,000 a year on energy costs.

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More solar beer, as NSW 4 Pines launches 100kW crowd-funding round

Manly-based 4 Pines Brewing Company wants investors from its local community to back the installation of 100kW of solar.

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Australia’s “largest” solar microgrid set to slash power costs in Victoria coal hub

Project led by Ovida, using shared solar tech of Allume Energy, to deliver Australia's "largest" solar and battery microgrid project, that will cut the cost of electricity by 50% for 750 Latrobe Valley businesses.

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Plans for solar, battery, hydrogen microgrid in Milawa get $100,000 boost

Plans to develop a hybrid renewable energy microgrid in regional Victoria have won $100,000 state government grant to develop business case.

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