One Step Off the Grid, the sister publication to RenewEconomy that is focused on the consumer, today issued its second newsletter, with a host of interesting stories about Australia’s energy revolution.
We profile Enova’s plans to become the first community owned retailer in Australia, challenging a decade-old business model and helping locals install solar and storage, share solar at community level, and even go off the grid.
Sophie Vorrath takes a deeper look at new housing developments in Western Australia, which are building massive arrays on apartment buildings and finding ways of sharing the output amongst the hundreds of talents. Ron Brakels gives a few interesting insights into what battery storage can, and cannot do.
And then there is the personal stories from Behind the Meter. Jon Gifford profiles a former ABC news legend in Western Australia who went off the grid, got sick of diesel and decided to go solar and storage, learning some lessons along the way.
Emma Sutcliffe looks at an off-grid property in the US, proving that solar can still work in snow and high altitude, while Victor Bivell tells how he slashed his energy bills, and he hasn’t yet installed solar.
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