Car sharing plan launched for Tesla and other EVs

EV rental company launches sharing plan where owners of Tesla and other EVs can help pay off their investments or simply share the love of EV driving.

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Lessons from the US on how to drive community solar

RMI's Shine Program has managed to deliver power purchase agreements at 40% below median bids for community solar projects.

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Community energy toolkit launched to fast-track behind-the-meter renewables

An ARENA-backed project led by Frontier Impact Group has launched a community energy toolkit, offering financial and technical advice on setting up and funding behind the meter community energy.

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Byron Shire offers free EV fast charging via Australian made Veefil

Byron Shire Council installs Australian-made Veefil EV fast charger – able to add 50km range in 10 minutes to any make of electric car.

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SA govt to install solar at 40 schools, fund lighting upgrades

South Australian government announces $15m scheme to fund rooftop solar and energy efficiency upgrades for schools across the state.

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How to make microgrid economics work

Turns out making microgrid economics work is increasingly possible. It’s a matter of ‘stacking value.’

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People’s Powerwall: Solar + Tesla battery storage crowd-funded for Melbourne community centre

Crowdfunding helps deliver 40kW solar plus 6.4kWh Tesla Powerwall battery storage system for Footscray Community Arts Centre.

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Solar + storage bulk-buy proposed for NSW Northern Rivers region

NSW community renewables group Farming the Sun pitches seventh bulk-buy scheme, this time for solar and battery storage.

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US rural electric cooperative sets 100% renewables target

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) in New Mexico wants to serve all its customers during the summer peak with 100% solar power by 2023.

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How utilities can deal with the threat of community energy

Community energy is the next big threat to utility companies – unless they manage to become part of this emerging energy economy.

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