100% renewable microgrid for Sweden’s rural community of Simris

In the rural town of Simris Sweden's south, French utility E.ON has been testing the islanding of a 100 per cent renewable microgrid.

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Solar and battery microgrid nears completion at NT Air Force site

Carnegie Clean Energy says Delamere Air Weapons Range solar and storage microgrid is nearly complete, and ready to cut the facility's diesel use by 61%.

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One down, five to go: Cook Islands begins shift to 100% solar and storage

Melbourne company Entura leads project to take six of Cook Islands' 12 inhabited islands from diesel to 100% solar and battery storage.

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Australia beats 100MW rooftop solar installs for 7th month in a row

Australia rooftop solar installations top 100MW for the seventh month on a row.

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Image of the Day: Have Tesla Powerpack – “who needs Ergon?”

North Queensland business going off-grid with rooftop PV and a Tesla Powerpack battery system proudly proclaims: Who needs the network?

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Off-grid, in business: Is this a “new norm” for Australian SMEs?

Queensland business - with 100 employees - has taken its operations off-grid, and may be the first to do so using Tesla Powerpack batteries in Australia. Does it make sense? And how many other businesses will follow?

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Beyond solar PV renewable heat and why we need it

There’s more to renewable energy than just electricity. Renewable heat is an important alternative to gas for Australian homes and industry.

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The Victoria mansion leading the exodus off the grid

Ever get the idea that the decision to quit the grid – or not connect – was reserved for low energy users, austere consumers or those with no possibility of connection? Think again.

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Angry and frustrated, more customers are quitting the grid

Industry reports suggest more and more Australian households are choosing to quit the grid, and they're doing so for a mixed bag of reasons.

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How solar microgrids are bringing stability to war-torn Somalia

Beleaguered by famine, terrorism and war, Somalia has the added burden of some of the highest energy costs in the world. But thanks to an East African company, relief is coming.

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