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Category: Community Power

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Why community-scale solar is solar electricity market’s latest darling

Why community-scale solar is solar electricity market’s latest darling

Community solar is being proposed as a bridge to a more comprehensive value-based pricing system for distributed generation.

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Even in Siberia, they are using too much air conditioning

Even in Siberia, they are using too much air conditioning

A global problem in inefficient housing means that even in Siberia, householders are using air-con to cool their “solar oven” homes.

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City of Lismore plans Australia's largest floating solar plant

City of Lismore plans Australia’s largest floating solar plant

City of Lismore in NSW proposes large, community-owned floating solar plant on one of its sewage treatment ponds.

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Yackandandah 100% renewable plans kick off with 90kW solar health centre

Yackandandah 100% renewable plans kick off with 90kW solar health centre

Community-based effort to shift regional Victorian town to 100% renewables by 2022 kicks off with launch of 90kW solar array.

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Coalition provides funds for 300kW solar for community groups

Coalition provides funds for 300kW solar for community groups

Coalition hands out $320,000 for 300kW of rooftop solar for community groups in South Australia.

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New CEFC program to accelerate local government investment in renewables

New CEFC program to accelerate local government investment in renewables

CEFC’s $250m Local Government Finance Program to help Australia’s local councils accelerate uptake of renewables.

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In Paris with the Mayor of Byron

In Paris with the Mayor of Byron

While world leaders debate climate policy in Paris, hundreds of mayors are speaking the same language. Byron Shire’s Simon Richardson is one of them.

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Regional Vic health centre going solar via community funding model

Regional Vic health centre going solar via community funding model

Totally Renewable Yackandandah to use highly successful crowd funding model to install 90kW solar at local not-for-profit health care centre.

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Queensland councils to tap geothermal to slash energy costs

Queensland councils to tap geothermal to slash energy costs

Outback Qld Shire of Winton to build two 150kW geothermal plants in ambitious plan to supply their own locally generated power to council buildings.

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City of Sydney, property groups push regulator to allow shared energy

City of Sydney, property groups push regulator to allow shared energy

City of Sydney, Property Council call on AEMC to change rules governing electricity supply to incentivise shared, local distributed energy generation.

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Growth of energy co-ops slows down in Germany

Growth of energy co-ops slows down in Germany

German cooperative association DGRV says new registrations of energy cooperatives fell by 60 percent in 2014.

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