“Autonobus” driverless shuttle trial kicks off at Victoria’s La Trobe Uni

Driverless shuttle bus trial kicks off at La Trobe University's Bundoora campus, to test the use of autonomous vehicles as "last mile" transport solutions.

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Some initial musings about my own rooftop solar learning exercise

Managing huge distributed energy generation data volumes is a challenge for industry and consumers alike. But it also represents a big opportunity to do things better.

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Flinders Island makes switch to renewables, with solar, wind and energy storage Hub

Flinders Island's Hybrid Energy Hub – with 900kW wind, 200kW solar PV plus battery storage and a flywheel – is already taking the previously diesel powered Tasmanian island to levels of 80% renewables, and should manage to supply 100 per cent of demand before the year is out.

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Tonga gives solar the royal treatment, in bid to lead shift to 100% renewables

The King of Tonga is putting solar on his Royal Palace, in a move intended to symbolise the "wider leadership” small island states are showing on renewables, and on fighting climate change. But is Australia listening?

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Solar and battery microgrid powers farm through California wildfires

When an islanded microgrid at Stone Edge Farm near Sonoma kept operating for 10 days through California fires and grid outages, the operators seized the opportunity to learn as much as possible from the surprises they encountered.

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Qld family goes off grid with solar and 60kWh Redflow ZCell battery bank

A Queensland family has installed Australia's largest residential Redflow ZCell battery system, alongside 18.7kW of rooftop solar, to take their home off grid.

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Electric vehicle uptake will siphon fuel tax revenue, warns report

Productivity Commission warns Australia's inevitable shift from petrol fuelled cars to EVs will take a huge chunk out of the federal government budget.

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ESB told to ignore climate, as lobby groups muscle in on policy

Energy Security Board instructed to ignore Paris climate goals as main business lobby group asks for seat at table in talks around proposed National Energy Guarantee. This comes as more confirmation received on hurried and secret proposals, and as Coalition launches another scare campaign about renewable energy costs.

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What is electricity resilience worth to you?

As the global microgrid market takes off, It's crucial each customer knows what power loss costs them as they weigh their need for a microgrid.

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Off-grid in Brisbane: How one family beat the bill

Coalition's new energy policy appears to lock in Australia's extraordinary high energy costs for at least another decade. This will encourage more households and businesses to turn to solar, or even leave the grid altogether. Here is how one Brisbane family quit the grid.

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