Victoria “Community Grid” grows, in bid to cut network costs by $30m

Victorian Community Grid Project that promises to save United Energy $30m in avoided network costs adds key new solar and storage system to collection.

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Daly River community goes “solar only” by day

Remote NT indigenous community now officially running on solar only during the day, after installation of 1MW PV and 2MWh lithium-ion battery system.

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Latrobe Valley dairy farms to share energy via blockchain micro-grid

First blockchain virtual micro-grid in Australia will use solar and storage to allow 200 dairy farms, 100 households and 20 businesses to share energy.

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Shepparton council set to go solar, as PV farm plans remain in limbo

City of Greater Shepparton awards tender to install solar across council buildings; awaits state govt decision on 250MW of proposed solar farms.

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Solar rebate debate: It’s nothing to do with men in tights

The idea that solar rebates are a "Reverse Robin Hood" mechanism is entirely incorrect. Rather, they empower the solar industry to offer real solutions for those most in need.

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Solar installed on 500 public housing homes in Queensland, focus turns to rental market

Qld govt scheme installs rooftop solar on 350 low-income homes in Cairns and Rockhampton, 130 in Lockhart River. Households expected to save up to $250 a year.

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It takes a village: How community will make (or break) shift to renewables

Two separate reports illustrate the vital role communities will play in the success – or failure – of Australia's shift to a renewable energy powered grid.

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Hundreds of Queensland state schools to go solar

Qld govt to fund solar and energy efficiency roll out across around 800 state schools, in bid to cut the collective energy bill by 20%.

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WA suburb to trial community battery ‘bank’ for rooftop solar deposits

A new Community Power Bank scheme led by WA utility Western Power will allow local solar homes to store their excess generation in a shared battery.

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Regional Victoria council adds 14.5kW solar system, on path to zero carbon

Mount Alexander Shire to install 14.5kW solar PV on heritage listed visitor centre building, as part of zero carbon 2025 goal.

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