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Category: Community Power

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5 impacts of living with solar + storage in an apartment

5 impacts of living with solar + storage in an apartment

It’s been over a year since we “flicked the switch” at Stucco. Has it lived up to our dreams of slashed bills and grid dependence?

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Death by chocolate: A not-so sweet treat?

Death by chocolate: A not-so sweet treat?

Chocolate production generates a lot of pollution and consumes precious resources. So how can you indulge, and keep a clear conscience?

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Plunkett Homes and Bradford Energy partner to build better homes with Tesla technology

Plunkett Homes and Bradford Energy partner to build better homes with Tesla technology

New homeowners set to save up to $2,000 a year in electricity costs with Tesla Powerwall, as Western Australia electricity prices tipped to rise again.

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AusNet takes suburban street off-grid for almost 24 hours

AusNet takes suburban street off-grid for almost 24 hours

AusNet Services has, for the third time, taken part of a Melbourne street completely off grid – this time for 21 hours.

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It takes a village: How community will make (or break) shift to renewables

It takes a village: How community will make (or break) shift to renewables

Two separate reports illustrate the vital role communities will play in the success or failure of Australia’s shift to a renewable powered grid.

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WA suburb to trial community battery 'bank' for rooftop solar deposits

WA suburb to trial community battery ‘bank’ for rooftop solar deposits

A new Community Power Bank scheme led by WA utility Western Power will allow local solar homes to store their excess generation in a shared battery.

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CEFC tips in $6.5 million loan for Newcastle solar farm

CEFC tips in $6.5 million loan for Newcastle solar farm

CEFC provides loan to finance most of 5MW solar farm to be built on former colliery site near Newcastle, paving the way for batteries and electric trucks.

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Victoria town’s breakthrough deal on network tariffs as it pursues 100% renewables   

Victoria town’s breakthrough deal on network tariffs as it pursues 100% renewables  

Central Victoria town achieves a breakthrough deal on network tariffs that could pave the way for a community solar farm and 100 per cent renewable energy within a few years.

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Xenophon's SA BEST unveils community electricity co-op plan

Xenophon’s SA BEST unveils community electricity co-op plan

SA BEST promises cut state power prices by up to 20%, build new renewables, with community electricity retailer scheme.

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Tesla ‘virtual power plant’ second best to real people power

Tesla ‘virtual power plant’ second best to real people power

The SA Tesla VPP may not be the most cost-effective solution to our electricity system’s needs.

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11 takeaways from the draft UN report on a 1.5C global warming limit

11 takeaways from the draft UN report on a 1.5C global warming limit

UN draft report says missing 1.5C warming target will multiply hunger, migration and conflict, but staying under will require unprecedented global cooperation.