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Category: Community Power

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How to live off the grid - even near sunny (!?) Melbourne

How to live off the grid – even near sunny (!?) Melbourne

We’re an average family doing everyday things. The difference between your morning and ours is that you’re probably pulling your power from the grid.

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Solar for renters: Prepaid meter technology targets untapped PV market

Solar for renters: Prepaid meter technology targets untapped PV market

Prepaid Solar says time right to tap one of Australia’s largest solar markets – the estimated 1.8 million vacant rooftops of the residential rental market.

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Shoalhaven seeks $120,000 for 99kW community owned solar project

Shoalhaven seeks $120,000 for 99kW community owned solar project

Updated: Shoalhaven community energy group offers 6.5% return in 99kW solar system at NSW bowling club. Construction starts next week.

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NSW Minister says renewables a 'no brainer' for society

NSW Minister says renewables a ‘no brainer’ for society

NSW Coalition Environment Minister Rob Stokes says renewables a ‘no brainer’ and best way to ‘democratise’ the energy system.

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ACT kicks off 1MW community solar program

ACT kicks off 1MW community solar program

ACT opens bidding for 1MW of community-owned solar as a new coalition formed to tap into groundswell for community energy.

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Communities and wind power: What’s the deal?

Communities and wind power: What’s the deal?

Community-owned projects has underpinned renewable energy in Europe and has major potential in Australia.

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Lismore pushes new business models in pursuit of 100% renewables

Lismore pushes new business models in pursuit of 100% renewables

Lismore is eyeing energy efficiency, a community solar farm, even a community retailer model to meet its 100% renewable targets.

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World's first community-owned tidal turbine comes online

World’s first community-owned tidal turbine comes online

A Scottish town has launched the first community-owned tidal turbine in the world.

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Lismore City Council aims for 100 per cent renewables by 2023

Lismore City Council aims for 100 per cent renewables by 2023

Having helped block a local CSG development, Lismore sets sights on 100% renewables, including solar, run-of-river hydro and community owned projects.

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NSW gas drilling project suspended, referred to ICAC

NSW gas drilling project suspended, referred to ICAC

Metgasco unconventional gas project suspended, referred to ICAC, in response to protests from the north-coast NSW community.

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Is Europe paying the price for its solar leadership?

Is Europe paying the price for its solar leadership?

Parts of Europe could be feeling the effects of starting the solar party on their own.