How a Republican Mayor turned his struggling California city into a clean energy powerhouse

California produces more solar power per capita than any other city in California, and it is close to producing more renewable energy than it uses.

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HydroTasmania takes Rottnest Island to 45% renewables with new solar array

WA's Rottnest Island can now meet up to 90% of its electricity demand from solar and wind energy, after a 600kW solar array was added to the existing hybrid wind and diesel system.

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Queensland council saves $1.9m in grid costs from single Tesla Powerpack

A Queensland local government council has installed what is believed to be Australia’s first off-grid solar and battery storage system to use a Tesla Powerpack, to maintain local drinking water quality around the clock.

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Goulburn Council floats solar PV as a way to cut water costs

Goulburn Council to commission feasibility studies into installing floating solar on government water stores, to slash power costs.

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Hurricanes underline need for distributed solar for grid resilience

During natural disasters, access to electricity is more critical than ever, a growing body of evidence suggests that states and countries that replace old, costly fossil-fired generators found greater reliability and resilience at lower costs.

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WA council to install 200kW solar system at aquatic centre, save $73k a year

City of Mandurah to save around $73,000 a year on power costs with the installation of a 200kW solar system at sports and aquatic centre.

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What city planners can do for people missing out on renewables

Not everyone can afford to pay for solar panels up front, or have roofs to put them on, but local planners can help disadvantaged households overcome energy poverty in several ways.

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City of Fremantle set to build solar farm on landfill site

Fremantle City says it is proceeding with negotiations to install up to 2MW of solar on a former landfill site, as part of plan to be 100% renewable by 2025.

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Community retailer Enova to buy and sell rooftop solar power

NSW community-owned retailer to buy excess rooftop solar from customers, as well as from local community solar farms and gardens, to sell on to other customers who can't generate solar themselves.

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Coal city Newcastle prepares tender for 5MW solar farm

Eight companies short-listed to tender for job to develop, operate 5MW solar farm on former landfill site at Newcastle.

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