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Category: Community Power

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Crowdfunding campaign to provide 15kW solar for community housing

Crowdfunding campaign to provide 15kW solar for community housing

Victoria-based crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $30,000 to install 15kW of solar on a Melbourne community housing facility.

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Work begins on NSW solar, wind and hydro 'energy park'

Work begins on NSW solar, wind and hydro ‘energy park’

Sydney company Pamada says work has begun on its $190m Kyoto Energy Park project combining wind, solar and a “water battery” – despite RET uncertainty.

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America's biggest utility to co-develop 8.2MW of community solar

America’s biggest utility to co-develop 8.2MW of community solar

US utility NRG Energy to sell solar directly to consumers in Colorado, via a JV with a local group to develop 8.2MW of community solar.

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Community energy retailer to take its plans to the people

Community energy retailer to take its plans to the people

Consortium formed to establish Australia’s first community-owned energy retailers to show plans to local towns for feedback.

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Lismore gives green light to 200kW community owned solar farm

Lismore gives green light to 200kW community owned solar farm

Lismore gives green light to 200kW community owned solar farm, and also endorses plan for 100 per cent renewables.

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Community renewables in spotlight in UK with new govt initiatives

Community renewables in spotlight in UK with new govt initiatives

New govt initiative requires renewables developers to offer project stake to local community groups. Another allows locals to buy shares in new wind, solar, hydro projects for just £5.

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NSW injects extra $700,000 into community renewable projects

NSW injects extra $700,000 into community renewable projects

Liberal Party MPs hail “power of renewable energy as they announced increased funding for community-owned renewable energy projects.

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Five NSW towns bid to be Australia's first zero net energy town

Five NSW towns bid to be Australia’s first zero net energy town

Five towns NSW’s New England region have bid to become Australia’s first zero net energy towns. Even Barnaby Joyce is a supporter.

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Plans launched for Australia’s first community-owned energy retailer

Plans launched for Australia’s first community-owned energy retailer

A new consortium hopes to become Australia’s first community owned retailer, with plans to build, generate and sell renewable energy in northern rivers region of NSW.

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Why local energy ownership matters

Why local energy ownership matters

Solar and wind projects can mean big bucks for communities – but only if they keep them local!

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Which town will be Australia's first Zero Net Energy Town?

Which town will be Australia’s first Zero Net Energy Town?

One NSW town has already expressed interest in becoming Australia’s first 100% renewable, and zero net energy town. Formal applications now open.