Sydney CBD 520kW solar array opens for public investment

Sydney Renewable Power Company is offering 519 unlisted shares to community and retail investors keen to invest in a 520kW solar array on Sydney’s new International Convention Centre.

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Enova reaches major milestone, looks to expand and try peer to peer trading

High solar tariff helps Australia's first community-owned retailer reach major milestone, as it plans geographic expansion and push into new concepts such as peer-to-peer trading.

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AGL tips $500,000 into solar installations for community housing

AGL Energy joins forces with NSW govt on $1m pilot program to install solar on community housing in Sydney – cutting energy costs for tenants by more than $400 a year.

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Lessons from a landmark aggregated energy deal in Boston

In Boston, a university hospital and a car parking facility join forces to show how smaller businesses and nonprofits can pool their needs and buy cheap power from solar farms.

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Microgrids aren’t being built fast enough: Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew made a blunt case for microgrids last week as it toppled thousands of electric poles and wires across four American states.

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Coal city Newcastle plans 5MW solar farm as part of 30% renewable target

Newcastle Council wants to build a 5MW solar farm as part of the coal port city's plans to source 30 per cent of its electricity needs from renewables by 2020.

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First solar farm in community renewable energy project joins the grid

The first commercial solar farm in a project aiming to provide options for Australia’s struggling vignerons has gone live.

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W.A. plans Australia’s biggest solar+storage micro-grid in Onslow

Solar and storage micro-grid will lead to town of Onslow sourcing 70 per cent of its electricity from renewables, improve reliability, reduce costs and state subsidies.

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Sunshine & ownership: A cooperative solar garden blooms in North Minneapolis

Community solar programs are popping up rapidly, offering electric customers an opportunity to own a slice of solar energy production.

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Kiribati leads by example on solar, slashes dependence on diesel fuel

Kiribati will "practice what we preach" with 548kW of solar installations in South Tarawa, cutting diesel fuel imports by 230,000 litres a year, saving govt $US290,000.

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