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Category: Community Power

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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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How solar power is learning to share: The rapid growth of community solar gardens

How solar power is learning to share: The rapid growth of community solar gardens

A third type of solar in which consumers share renewable energy installations is set to take off this year — could represent a large market share of the industry by 2020.

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Victorian community solar 'bulk-buy' offer snapped up – 150 households in one month

Victorian community solar ‘bulk-buy’ offer snapped up – 150 households in one month

The second round of a Central Victorian ‘bulk-buy’ community solar scheme has attracted 150 registrations for rooftop solar in just 29 days.

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WA residential complex installs 2kW of solar for each apartment

WA residential complex installs 2kW of solar for each apartment

A new apartment complex in Perth has installed a rooftop solar array that effectively provides each of its 86 apartments 2kW of solar power.

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Victorian solar project to create 'perpetual' fund for community renewables

Victorian solar project to create ‘perpetual’ fund for community renewables

Tender launched to install 30kW solar system at former Woodend timber mill, use funds generated to reinvest in more solar, or ‘perpetual fund’ for community renewables.