How equity crowd-funding could transform the community energy sector

How equity crowd-funding reform – if done appropriately could open the floodgates to the community energy sector.

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NSW 100% renewable energy retailer nears $3m mark in share offer

NSW community-owned energy retail start-up has extended its share offer for a second time as it nears its minimum target of $3 million.

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Suburban micro-grid development explored in ARENA-backed project

ARENA-backed project to investigate how PV and storage systems could provide ‘behind the meter’ power needs for suburban communities.

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Private electricity grids fuelled by renewable energy the future for communities

Zen launches an “end to end” service from power generation through to networks and retailing to deliver low cost renewable energy direct to entire communities.

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Crowd-funding pitch for off-grid solar + storage system at camp that saves lives

Balunu Foundation seeks $40,000 for off-grid solar + storage system that can slash diesel costs and help save lives of teenagers at risk.

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It’s getting much easier for companies and cities to go 100% renewable

A new report looks at the push for 100% renewables around the world. But it’s limited to electricity, not all energy.

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Melbourne council releases mapping tool to reveal huge potential of solar PV

A new mapping tool launched by the City of Melbourne reveals the huge untapped potential of the municipality's rooftops to host solar systems, vegetation or reflective materials.

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Community renewables development guide launched by Victorian govt

Victorian government launches guide to help community groups make informed decisions about establishing renewable energy projects, including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, bioenergy and energy storage technologies.

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Community solar bulk-buy scheme launched in City of Port Phillip

A council backed bulk solar scheme in inner Melbourne is offering 300 discounted rooftop solar systems, and the option for battery storage, to local homes and businesses.

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North American giant enters Australia market to take suburbs off the grid

North American asset management giant Brookfield and its utility offshoot look to use solar and storage to remove need for new housing developments to connect to the grid. First stop: the Hunter Valley.

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