Crowd-funding pitch for off-grid solar + storage system at camp that saves lives

Balunu Foundation seeks $40,000 for off-grid solar + storage system that can slash diesel costs and help save lives of teenagers at risk.

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It’s getting much easier for companies and cities to go 100% renewable

A new report looks at the push for 100% renewables around the world. But it’s limited to electricity, not all energy.

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Melbourne council releases mapping tool to reveal huge potential of solar PV

A new mapping tool launched by the City of Melbourne reveals the huge untapped potential of the municipality's rooftops to host solar systems, vegetation or reflective materials.

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Community renewables development guide launched by Victorian govt

Victorian government launches guide to help community groups make informed decisions about establishing renewable energy projects, including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, bioenergy and energy storage technologies.

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Community solar bulk-buy scheme launched in City of Port Phillip

A council backed bulk solar scheme in inner Melbourne is offering 300 discounted rooftop solar systems, and the option for battery storage, to local homes and businesses.

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North American giant enters Australia market to take suburbs off the grid

North American asset management giant Brookfield and its utility offshoot look to use solar and storage to remove need for new housing developments to connect to the grid. First stop: the Hunter Valley.

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Young “solar buskers” help crowd-funding push for school solar

Two young brothers use song and dance, and a YouTube video, to support fundraising campaign for a solar system that would power classrooms.

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Is this the world’s smartest energy services company?

Kraftwerke provide commercial energy customers with the opportunity to buy and sell their electricity, allowing them to benefit from the price fluctuations in the energy spot market.

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A German energy crowd-funding start-up that aims to make community energy easy

CrowdEner.gy aims to make community energy easy. But recent government changes to the feed-in-tariff have made it a difficult market.

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How Garnaut & Co plan to help communities take power back from the grid

New company - chaired by Ross Garnaut - will provide Australian consumers with an option to use 100 per cent renewable energy to power their homes, businesses or entire communities, at a cost cheaper than electricity from the grid.

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