City of Fremantle set to build solar farm on landfill site

Fremantle City says it is proceeding with negotiations to install up to 2MW of solar on a former landfill site, as part of plan to be 100% renewable by 2025.

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Community retailer Enova to buy and sell rooftop solar power

NSW community-owned retailer to buy excess rooftop solar from customers, as well as from local community solar farms and gardens, to sell on to other customers who can't generate solar themselves.

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Coal city Newcastle prepares tender for 5MW solar farm

Eight companies short-listed to tender for job to develop, operate 5MW solar farm on former landfill site at Newcastle.

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ACT trials electric buses on public transport route

Canberra's public transport bus fleet will trial two pure electric buses and one electric-diesel hybrid, as it transitions away from ageing diesel fleet.

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Batteries included: Another new-build Australian suburb offers solar + storage

New-build Qld suburb offers houses with solar + Tesla Powerwall 2 included – enough to make them energy self-sufficient from “dawn to dusk.”

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OffGridBox: Clean water and solar power… in a box

Italian startup's $15,000 all-in-one modular solution can supply 16kWh solar power a day, plus 24,000 liters of filtered, sterilised drinking water – enough to provide for a remote village of about 300 people.

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Pace of renewables shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up

Responding to climate change, networks of decision-makers, such as the C40 collective of major cities, have begun adopting strategies to promote the uptake of renewable energy. Yet land use planning has seemingly begun to lag behind.

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Bruny Island trials “electricity grid of the future”

Tasmania's Bruny Island sees the benefits as 11 of 35 solar-powered battery systems installed in private homes start contributing to the local electricity grid.

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CEFC backs cutting edge energy efficient student housing complex

CEFC commits $32m finance to 428-bed student accommodation project in Adelaide, to set new benchmark in energy efficient building.

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What are virtual power plants, and how will they change the energy business?

Virtual power plants and transactive energy: What, exactly, are they? And why does a leading microgrid analyst see them changing the way the power industry does business?

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