Defence Housing to create solar suburb in Darwin, ready for EVs

New development to create 337kW solar suburb, producing 600,000kWh of electricity a year and saving Defence members more than $4.1m in electricity costs. Defence Housing Australia says it is creating a “solar suburb” in a new development near Darwin, with each home to feature a 4.5kW rooftop solar system and charging points for electric vehicles. […]

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Victorian solar project to create ‘perpetual’ fund for community renewables

Tender launched to install 30kW solar system at former Woodend timber mill, use funds generated to reinvest in more solar, or 'perpetual fund' for community renewables.

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Another WA housing estate to trial solar + storage via ‘shared strata’ model

Another WA housing estate to trial solar, storage using unique shared strata model to benefit investors and tenants, cutting grid energy consumption by 60%.

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Household and business rooftop solar PV forecasts – state by state

AEMO's state by state, medium and long term solar PV forecasts have been upgraded significantly from last year in almost every instance.

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Communities are taking renewable power into their own hands

Community energy is one of the answers could be one of the answers to the current energy transition.

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Spain takes big stick to solar + storage with proposed ‘tax on the sun’

Spanish govt proposes self-consumption fee for solar households that add battery storage that would double the system's pay-back time. Law would also include an infringement penalty double that for leaking nuclear waste.

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EMC to supply battery system for large-scale community energy storage trial

Energy Made Clean wins tender for 1.1MWh battery system for ground-breaking large-scale community energy storage trial in Western Australia.

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‘Bulk-buy’ community solar plan launches 2nd round offer in Victoria

Central Victorian NGO launches 2nd round of bulk-buy community solar offer, in hope of attracting 150 more households to cheaper, easier rooftop solar.

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Lismore community solar project begins search for investors

Australia’s first council and community-owned solar project could be completed by the end of 2015, with campaign to attract local investors set to launch.

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Looking for a thriving Australian renewables sector? Look to community projects

Despite RET uncertainty, Australian community renewables sector has shown remarkable ability to get on with it.

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