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Fridge chewing more power than it should? Ask your smart meter

Fridge chewing more power than it should? Ask your smart meter

Is your TV running? Not the opening line of a joke, but serious question smart meter giant Landis+Gyr wants to be able to answer for customers – before they even ask.

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Small solar installs pass 3 million mark in Australia

Small solar installs pass 3 million mark in Australia

Small-scale solar systems installed by Australian homes and businesses have passed the three million-mark, with one in five homes now generating their own power.

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Thinking about battery storage? Five things you should do first

Thinking about battery storage? Five things you should do first

There is a lot you should do before getting battery storage for you home. Here are 5 steps households should take before making the leap.

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Power companies less trusted by consumers than banks, telcos

Power companies less trusted by consumers than banks, telcos

Survey finds Australian consumers’ lack of trust in power companies holding back the shift to a smarter, cheaper grid.

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Rooftop solar boom marches on, as NSW surges ahead

Rooftop solar boom marches on, as NSW surges ahead

Another record month of rooftop solar installations in May, as NSW leads the charge to become the clear leader in the market.

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Victorian dairy producer signs 10-year wind farm PPA

Victorian dairy producer signs 10-year wind farm PPA

Gippsland dairy producer Burra Foods signs 10-year PPA with Flow Power to source electricity from Ararat Wind farm – a deal that’s expected to cut its electricity costs by 20%.

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Adelaide shopping centres take Gupta’s lead, in 1MW shift to solar

Adelaide shopping centres take Gupta’s lead, in 1MW shift to solar

Sanjeev Gupta’s SIMEC ZEN Energy has installed 1MW of solar across four shopping centres in Adelaide, as businesses follow the UK steel billionaire’s clean energy lead.

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Mackay council goes solar – and saves big – with city-wide rollout

Mackay council goes solar – and saves big – with city-wide rollout

Mackay Council awards tender to install solar PV on 21 local government facilities, saving nearly 10 times its outlay over 20 years. But the bid price stuns rivals.

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South Australia solar market slump blamed on Liberals policy void

South Australia solar market slump blamed on Liberals policy void

South Australia rooftop solar market falls sharply in April, confirming reports from solar retailers who blame uncertainty caused by policy cloud of new Liberal government.

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Latrobe Valley dairy farms to share energy via blockchain micro-grid

Latrobe Valley dairy farms to share energy via blockchain micro-grid

First blockchain virtual micro-grid in Australia will use solar and storage to allow 200 dairy farms, 100 households and 20 businesses to share energy.

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Angry and frustrated, more customers are quitting the grid

Angry and frustrated, more customers are quitting the grid

Industry reports suggest more and more Australian households are choosing to quit the grid, and they’re doing so for a mixed bag of reasons.