Diesel-busting portable solar technology wins ARENA backing

ARENA awards $289,725 for Canberra company to design, manufacture and test its rapidly redeployable Container Roll Out Solar System.

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Commercial battery boom headed for Australia, despite “outdated policy”

Survey finds 62% of businesses plan to invest in battery storage in next 18 months. But can governments and regulators keep up?

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Hydro-Quebec pursues new strategy with Lac-Mégantic microgrid

Canadian hydroelectricity giant unveils plans for Lac-Mégantic solar and battery storage microgrid, a project it describes as a major step in its technological evolution.

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Adding solar or batteries to an existing system? This might help

Adding more solar and/or batteries to your rooftop solar system is a complicated business. We have put together a tool to narrow down your range of options – and help you make the right decision.

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AusNet takes suburban Melbourne street off-grid for almost 24 hours

Mini-grid trial by Victorian network operator AusNet Services has, for the third time, taken part of a Melbourne street completely off grid – this time for 21 hours.

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Canberra arboretum goes green-er, ditching diesel for solar and storage

ACT's National Arboretum has replaced its diesel generator for 100% solar and battery storage – a shift that will pay for itself within 8 years.

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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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