Australia’s first community owned retailer awarded licence

Enova Energy becomes first community owned retailer to be awarded a licence, potentially providing a model in way energy is marketed in Australia.

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Victorian aged care facility to save $40k a year with solar

A Mildura not-for-profit aged care facility is projected to save $40,000 a year after installing just under 100kW of solar on its rooftops – an investment that will be paid off in under three years.

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NSW town provides blueprint for 100% renewable energy communities

Blueprint for NSW town of Uralla says getting to majority renewables can be relatively easy, and save a lot of money. Getting to 100% renewables, however, will be harder. But it seems lots of towns want to try.

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This northern NSW town could be first to decide to quit the grid

The northern NSW town of Tyalgum is considering a proposal to go 100 per cent renewable and to possibly quit the grid altogether, in what would be the first such move by a township in Australia.

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Western Power to take small communities off-grid with solar plus storage

WA grid operator Western Power wants to take up to 10 small communities off-grid, to save costs on grid upgrades and extensions. More could follow.

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NSW 100% renewable energy retailer extends share offer as it passes $1m mark

Enova extends share offer for community retailer after prospectus raises more than $1.1 million.

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South Australia retirement village to be powered by renewable microgrid

University of South Australia to co-develop an energy self-sufficient retirement village, with a renewable micro-grid of solar and battery storage, managed with energy demand software.

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NSW Riverina shire installs 416kW solar across 14 council sites

Shire of Corowa in NSW Riverina region is powering most of its local government buildings and facilities with more than 700,000kWh a year of solar power.

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A third American city is now running entirely on renewable energy

The number of American cities that run entirely on renewable energy is growing.

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German village of Feldheim is now off grid for consumption

With the installation of a 10-megawatt battery, the village of Feldheim near Berlin is now truly independent of electricity from outside.

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