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Category: Smart Energy

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It's time to shake up the grid

It’s time to shake up the grid

Australia’s National Energy Market needs a massive shake-up to evolve to a smarter, more stable distributed renewables-based system. And not every participant will make it out alive.

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NEG’s reliability guarantee needs to empower businesses through choice

NEG’s reliability guarantee needs to empower businesses through choice

This summer, the RERT and demand response enabled Victoria and South Australia to survive without any major blackouts.

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Solar power in space: 60th anniversary of Vanguard 1

Solar power in space: 60th anniversary of Vanguard 1

This month is an interesting anniversary: the sixtieth anniversary of solar power in space.

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Shepparton council set to go solar, as PV farm plans remain in limbo

Shepparton council set to go solar, as PV farm plans remain in limbo

City of Greater Shepparton awards tender to install solar across council buildings; awaits state govt decision on 250MW of proposed solar farms.

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Fragility and resilience in the grid of the future

Fragility and resilience in the grid of the future

Simplicity doesn’t always equal efficiency, but it does usually equal reliability. A system with multiple layers of complexity is more vulnerable to breakdown.

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Microsoft seals "biggest ever" US corporate solar off-take deal

Microsoft seals “biggest ever” US corporate solar off-take deal

Computing giant says it now contracts enough renewables to “send Marty McFly back in time in a DeLorean” after sealing 315MW Virginia solar farm PPA.

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BYD goes big on small and flexible, in new battery storage push

BYD goes big on small and flexible, in new battery storage push

Chinese battery maker BYD unveils updated range of modular “solar batteries” for Australian market, as it turns up the heat on Tesla and other rivals.

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Evoenergy successfully trials multiple demand management initiatives

Evoenergy successfully trials multiple demand management initiatives

The ACT electricity network owner, Evoenergy, has conducted the largest and most comprehensive demand management (DM) trials in Australia.

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Nectar Farms and Sundrop Farms are blazing a trail

Nectar Farms and Sundrop Farms are blazing a trail

Sundrop Farms and Nectar Farms have turned to wind, solar and battery storage to underpin their push for controlled “vertical farms”.

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Speed of Australia's energy transition hostage to Marshall law

Speed of Australia’s energy transition hostage to Marshall law

Election of Steve Marshall – and expectation he will be a vassal of Coalition in Canberra – likely to do more damage to country’s renewable energy transition than that of his state. Jay Weatherill will be missed, but he leaves SA with huge momentum.

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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.