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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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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