Victoria town turns to solar and battery microgrid to beat blackouts

North-eastern Victoria town of Euroa wins state government backing to install 589kW of solar PV and up to 400kWh of battery storage in $6m microgrid project.

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New solar + battery round for Yackandandah, as 100% renewable plans take shape

North-east Victorian town forges ahead on 100% renewable plans, with new bulk-buy solar round, community retailer and microgrid projects.

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Energy Locals takes aim at “big three” with wholesale electricity offer

Retail power upstart launches new membership service that offers flat weekly fee, and electricity at “wholesale” market prices.

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Melbourne shared solar + storage pilot wins state grant

Melbourne project to install shared solar and battery storage in three multi-tenanted buildings has won nearly $1m from the Victorian government.

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Victoria announces microgrid grant, to power Latrobe Valley shift from coal

Victoria Labor government launches $3m grant program to support the development of a renewables based microgrid project in the Latrobe Valley.

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SA council launches tender to build 10MW solar farm in Riverland region

Berri Barmera Council issues tender to build and operate 10MW solar farm in South Australia Riverland region.

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Community retailer Enova eyes expansion with new crowd-funding campaign

Community energy retailer aims to raise at least $3m to finance its extension across NSW, including Sydney CBD, followed by south-east Queensland, Victoria and SA.

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A shining example for microgrids, or a cautionary tale?

A community microgrid development in the works for nearly two years in southern California faces a battle against the local city council, which is urging a vote to reject the project.

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Victorian town plans “smart energy precinct” to halve industry power costs

Local business and community in coastal town of Port Fairy begin work on developing multi-million dollar, renewables-based smart energy precinct.

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Power Ledger extends P2P solar sharing to WA apartment complex

Perth company applies P2P platform to Fremantle apartment complex with solar and battery storage to offer residents "transactive layer" to trade their own energy.

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