New energy platform connects small solar farms with buyers

South Australia based start-up, Oxamii, has developed a system to make it easier for owners of solar arrays 200kW and larger to sell power on the spot market.

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City of Sydney pledges to source 100% renewables in 2020

In a major upgrade from its previous 50% by 2030 renewable energy target, the City of Sydney has committed to purchase 100% of its electricity from renewables, starting next year.

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Ausgrid and Reposit unveil 1MW virtual power plant in NSW

Ausgrid and Reposit Power launch pilot 1MW virtual power plant linking the rooftop solar and battery storage of 233 customers across 170 NSW suburbs.

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How I got solar installed at my NSW school – and how you could, too

Last year I single-handedly organised, lobbied and arranged funds for a $100,000, 100kW solar panel installation for my school in Sydney’s south. Here's how it was done.

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NT councils offered grants to install solar, EV chargers, batteries

Northern Territory Labor government opens $2m grant scheme to encourage councils to move to better energy efficient infrastructure and reduce costs to consumers and taxpayers.

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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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