Young “solar buskers” help crowd-funding push for school solar

Two young brothers use song and dance, and a YouTube video, to support fundraising campaign for a solar system that would power classrooms.

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Is this the world’s smartest energy services company?

Kraftwerke provide commercial energy customers with the opportunity to buy and sell their electricity, allowing them to benefit from the price fluctuations in the energy spot market.

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A German energy crowd-funding start-up that aims to make community energy easy

CrowdEner.gy aims to make community energy easy. But recent government changes to the feed-in-tariff have made it a difficult market.

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How Garnaut & Co plan to help communities take power back from the grid

New company - chaired by Ross Garnaut - will provide Australian consumers with an option to use 100 per cent renewable energy to power their homes, businesses or entire communities, at a cost cheaper than electricity from the grid.

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BürgerWerke – retailer linking citizen owned renewable projects with consumers

BürgerWerke is an innovative energy retailer start-up aiming to ‘close-the-loop’ on citizen energy in Germany. Chris Cooper pays them a visit in Heidelberg.

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The Priest who broke the law (for solar), and the village that bought back the grid

Schönau. Village of 2500 inhabitants in the Black Forest. A beautiful remote alpine village that bought back its grid and has been leading the energy revolution.

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Victorian community solar bulk-buy scheme extended, as hundreds opt in

After adding more than 300 rooftop solar installations in Mount Alexander, the not-for-profit led MASH initiative will take its bulk community solar offer to the Macedon Ranges.

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Community push for 100% renewable energy in Mullumbimby

Launch of community-owned renewable energy developer in northern Rivers attracts more then 300 people, with three projects already on the cards.

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Australia’s first community owned retailer awarded licence

Enova Energy becomes first community owned retailer to be awarded a licence, potentially providing a model in way energy is marketed in Australia.

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Victorian aged care facility to save $40k a year with solar

A Mildura not-for-profit aged care facility is projected to save $40,000 a year after installing just under 100kW of solar on its rooftops – an investment that will be paid off in under three years.

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