Newcastle begins work on 5MW solar farm at former coal mine site

First sod turned at the site of the 5MW Summerhill Solar Farm, on a disused landfill and former colliery, that will supply all of City of Newcastle's daytime energy needs.

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Victoria community micro-hydro plant becomes Powershop’s newest supplier

Powershop to buy the output of community-led 100kW run-of-river hydro project, completed and launched this week in Warburton, Victoria.

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Tweed Shire Council racks up 1.3MW of rooftop solar – batteries next

Tweed Shire Council says its cumulative solar installs will generate around 1,300MWh/pa from PV by year's end, saving it $200,000 a year on energy costs.

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More solar beer, as NSW 4 Pines launches 100kW crowd-funding round

Manly-based 4 Pines Brewing Company wants investors from its local community to back the installation of 100kW of solar.

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Australia’s “largest” solar microgrid set to slash power costs in Victoria coal hub

Project led by Ovida, using shared solar tech of Allume Energy, to deliver Australia's "largest" solar and battery microgrid project, that will cut the cost of electricity by 50% for 750 Latrobe Valley businesses.

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Plans for solar, battery, hydrogen microgrid in Milawa get $100,000 boost

Plans to develop a hybrid renewable energy microgrid in regional Victoria have won $100,000 state government grant to develop business case.

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WA trials Tesla battery on suburban grid in top solar postcode, Mandurah

WA government sets ball rolling on a “shared storage” trial that will install a 105kW/420kWh Tesla battery on the grid in Meadow Springs, a suburb of the state's top solar postcode, Mandurah.

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Biggest little town looks to revive Australia’s littlest big hydro

Nearly 100 years after town of Mullumbimby got together for the country's first community owned power plant, it is looking to revive its hydro plant as it pursues 100 per cent renewable energy.

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WA VPP project promises 90% solar self-consumption for cost of “a coffee a day”

Australia's "first" privately funded VPP hopes to sign up 1000 homes and businesses in south-west WA to zero up-front cost deal for solar and battery storage.

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Ausgrid hopes community storage can help it engage with consumers

Australia's networks have gone from raising the drawbridge to lowering it, inviting new technologies and ideas on to their platform. And sooner or later they are going to be competing for access to the consumer.

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