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Category: Community Power

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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.

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South Australia should aim for 100% renewables by 2025, not 50%

South Australia should aim for 100% renewables by 2025, not 50%

South Australia can show the rest of the nation how to build a 100 per cent renewable energy system to makes people’s lives better.

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Cape Town is almost out of water. Could Australian cities suffer same fate?

Cape Town is almost out of water. Could Australian cities suffer same fate?

With water storages running low, residents of Cape Town get drinking water in the early morning from a mountain spring collection point.

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ACT to trial first "gas free" suburb in next stage of 100% renewable goal

ACT to trial first “gas free” suburb in next stage of 100% renewable goal

A new housing development in the ACT will trial a gas-free residential precinct initially incorporating 350 homes.

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Lismore opens Australia’s largest floating solar farm, could add storage

Lismore opens Australia’s largest floating solar farm, could add storage

Lismore opens country’s biggest solar farm, and flags five fold increase in size and may add battery storage. The unique community funding model forms a key part of city’s push for 100 per cent renewable energy by 2023.

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Third round for new energy technology projects

Third round for new energy technology projects

The Andrews Labor Government today opened the third ro und of the New Energy Jobs Fund for new energy technology projects to encourage the up take of renewable energy and reduce emissions.