MPower to add 5.6MWh battery system to Cook Islands solar plant

Australian outfit MPower wins contract to develop its largest energy storage project to date, a 5.6MWh li-ion battery system in Rarotonga.

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“Solar farmlet” on livestock exchange leads rural push to local generation

Regional Victorian city of Wangaratta to install 750kW on the sprawling new rooftop of the council-owned Wangaratta Livestock Exchange.

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How many Teslas does it take to black out an apartment block?

City of Sydney backs study by local start-up, Wattblock, into how Australia's apartment buildings will accommodate – and power – mass EV uptake.

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2MW solar plant powers Jordan refugee camp – a world first

Syrian refugees at the UNHCR's Azraq camp in Jordan have electricity for the first time in 2.5 years, after a 2MW solar PV plant – funded by IKEA – was switched on this week.

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Lismore community solar plant switched on, marking Australian first

One of Australia’s first community-funded, council operated solar farms is up and running this week, after the switching on of a 99kW rooftop PV system at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre in Lismore, NSW.

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Mullumbimby aims for 100% renewable energy – by 2020

Community group in Northern Rivers town of Mullumbimby aiming for 100% renewables - by 2020.

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The energy revolution is here – but are consumers invited?

Early adopters of rooftop solar, and now battery storage, have got Australia's energy revolution well underway. But what's in it for those of us still smarting from a 200% increase in power bills? And how can we make the new energy market a fair one?

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Cities across USA continue to commit to 100% renewable electricity

Hello Solar put together an interactive map documenting all of the cities in the US that have committed to moving to 100% renewable energy.

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Why every Australian town should have its own wind or solar farm

Imagining an Australia where every town is running off its own renewable energy projects is slowly becoming a reality, and the Victorian Government is on the case.

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Off grid vs network-connected: A Queensland community divided

A Daintree Rainforest community's decades long campaign to get network supplied power has caught the attention of the federal energy minister and ARENA. But not all of the community's residents are on board with the idea, and say off-grid living is the way to go.

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