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Category: Community Power

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Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes

Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes

Community solar investor round in Sydney’s inner-west raised more than $17k in 9 minutes to put solar on the roof of a craft brewery in Newtown.

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Locals invited to invest in Sydney community solar project, to help make “solar beer”

Locals invited to invest in Sydney community solar project, to help make “solar beer”

A City of Sydney-backed community solar project that will put a 30kW PV system on the roof of a craft brewery in the city’s inner west will be opened to local investors this weekend.

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Victoria's 'largest' community solar farm set to double in size

Victoria’s ‘largest’ community solar farm set to double in size

Developers of 10MW community project say they will now apply to build 20MW solar farm, after high levels of interest in the project.

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Sydney student housing co-op to get 30kW solar, 43kWh Enphase battery storage

Sydney student housing co-op to get 30kW solar, 43kWh Enphase battery storage

Solaray selected for Australian-first project to install 30kW of solar and 43.2kWh of Enphase li-ion battery storage at student housing co-op.

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Byron Bay maps out a path to zero emissions by 2025

Byron Bay maps out a path to zero emissions by 2025

Byron Bay becomes first community to release emissions audit and to begin mapping out path to 100% renewable energy and zero emissions by 2025.

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Greens unveil plan to put 2kW solar on all Australian public housing

Greens unveil plan to put 2kW solar on all Australian public housing

Greens launch $240m plan to fit 421,000 public housing units with 2kW solar, bringing advantages of rooftop PV to 800,000+ Australians living in low-income housing.

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ATA East Timor solar project wins UN gong

ATA East Timor solar project wins UN gong

A solar lighting project run by the Alternative Technology Association in East Timor has won international recognition with a UN award.

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Greens to out-do Labor, Coalition in community renewable energy policy

Greens to out-do Labor, Coalition in community renewable energy policy

Greens expected to release new community renewables policy proposing $150m start-up fund and tax-free earnings for project investors.

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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.