Household and business rooftop solar PV forecasts – state by state

AEMO's state by state, medium and long term solar PV forecasts have been upgraded significantly from last year in almost every instance.

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Communities are taking renewable power into their own hands

Community energy is one of the answers could be one of the answers to the current energy transition.

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Spain takes big stick to solar + storage with proposed ‘tax on the sun’

Spanish govt proposes self-consumption fee for solar households that add battery storage that would double the system's pay-back time. Law would also include an infringement penalty double that for leaking nuclear waste.

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EMC to supply battery system for large-scale community energy storage trial

Energy Made Clean wins tender for 1.1MWh battery system for ground-breaking large-scale community energy storage trial in Western Australia.

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‘Bulk-buy’ community solar plan launches 2nd round offer in Victoria

Central Victorian NGO launches 2nd round of bulk-buy community solar offer, in hope of attracting 150 more households to cheaper, easier rooftop solar.

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Lismore community solar project begins search for investors

Australia’s first council and community-owned solar project could be completed by the end of 2015, with campaign to attract local investors set to launch.

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Looking for a thriving Australian renewables sector? Look to community projects

Despite RET uncertainty, Australian community renewables sector has shown remarkable ability to get on with it.

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Why new housing estates and whole towns will go off grid

New housing estates in Australia may be built without a connection to the main grid, offering instead free electricity – and even free electric vehicles – to residents. Meanwhile, numerous towns are looking to buy back their grid from networks. Welcome to the new world of micro-grids.

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Australia’s largest community solar farm proposed for ACT

SolarShare is seeking approval from ACT govt to build a 1MW community-owned solar farm in Canberra's Maruja Valley, alongside a commercial PV plant.

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WA council to build utility-scale solar farm to meet growing electricity demand

City of Wanneroo calls for tenders to build a large-scale solar farm in Perth's northern suburbs after rejecting fossil fuel alternatives.

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