Tesla battery + solar now “significantly cheaper” than grid power

Just 14 months ago, the writing was on the wall for grid-only electricity supply. Turns out the gap between grid only and PV+battery+grid is growing much more quickly than we imagined.

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Tesla EV charged with diesel generator still cleaner than conventional car

Critics argue EVs charged with fossil fuelled electricity are as dirty, if not dirtier than conventional ICE cars. We put that to the test.

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Healing with solar in Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico's hospitals languish without power more than four months after Hurricane Maria, a team of clean-energy evangelists are working to use solar power to rebuild.

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Norway electric ferry cuts emissions by 95%, costs by 80%

Orders roll in for Norwegian made all-electric car ferry, after prototype cuts carbon emissions by 95% and operating cost by 80% compared to fuel-powered counterparts.

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California winery microgrid wins top environmental award

Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards and Winery, home of a microgrid noted for its performance during the California wildfires last year, now has received an additional accolade.

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Happiness is a post-solar electricity bill (Farewell to 2017)

So much for the idea of rooftop solar being a scam. Having panels on my roof is saving me a fair amount of money! Here's how.

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Another mini-grid breakthrough for AusNet in suburban Melbourne trial

Victorian network operator AusNet Services has again succeeded in taking part of a Melbourne street completely off grid – this time for a total of 9 hours, powered only by home solar and battery storage systems.

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Six factors that make battery storage add up for households

New Queensland study based on a series of home battery storage trials gives some insight into what can make batteries interesting for households, what might

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Solar & battery storage: Choosing the right system size

Choosing the right battery size for your home solar and storage system can be really complicated. Here are some tips to help guide the way.

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Wind-powered microgrids heat “boxes of bricks” in Alaska homes

Wind-powered community microgrids are providing both electricity and heat to four small rural communities in Alaska, cutting residents’ fuel bills and reducing dependence on diesel fuel.

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