First community owned retailer to begin operations after meeting funds target

Enova Community Energy is set to create history and take on the established electricity retailers after raising enough money to begin operations. It will offer solar and storage solutions and help the northern rivers community towards 100% renewable energy.

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Remote but connected: Two Australian communities go solar

Marble Bar and Nullagine are two small indigenous communities near the Great Sandy Desert on the far western coast of Australia, about 1,500 km north of Perth. They're both going solar.

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Community wind farm in Bavaria

Bavaria has implemented draconian conditions for new wind farms. At Starnberger Lake, a mayor and his community have rushed to complete a wind farm before the new stipulations take effect.

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How equity crowd-funding could transform the community energy sector

How equity crowd-funding reform – if done appropriately could open the floodgates to the community energy sector.

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NSW 100% renewable energy retailer nears $3m mark in share offer

NSW community-owned energy retail start-up has extended its share offer for a second time as it nears its minimum target of $3 million.

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Suburban micro-grid development explored in ARENA-backed project

ARENA-backed project to investigate how PV and storage systems could provide ‘behind the meter’ power needs for suburban communities.

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Private electricity grids fuelled by renewable energy the future for communities

Zen launches an “end to end” service from power generation through to networks and retailing to deliver low cost renewable energy direct to entire communities.

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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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