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Tag: "off-grid"

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The sneaky war against renewables in the bush

The sneaky war against renewables in the bush

If you live in a remote area of Victoria the government will subsidise your off-grid fuel needs … and not if you power your off-grid home with solar.

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The Victoria mansion leading the exodus off the grid

The Victoria mansion leading the exodus off the grid

Ever get the idea that the quitting the grid was reserved for low energy users, austere consumers or those unable to connect? Think again.

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Diesel-busting portable solar technology wins ARENA backing

Diesel-busting portable solar technology wins ARENA backing

ARENA awards $289,725 for Canberra company to design, manufacture and test its rapidly redeployable Container Roll Out Solar System.

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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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Canberra arboretum goes green-er, ditching diesel for solar and storage

Canberra arboretum goes green-er, ditching diesel for solar and storage

ACT’s National Arboretum has replaced its diesel generator for 100% solar and battery storage – a shift that will pay for itself within 8 years.

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Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Big fossil-fuel-based utilities are overcharging their customers, going on a “’gorging spree” while they still can.

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BYD hones focus on Australia home battery market

BYD hones focus on Australia home battery market

Chinese battery and EV giant is ramping up its presence in Australia’s home energy storage market with its modular B-Box battery offering.

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Goulburn Council floats solar PV as a way to cut water costs

Goulburn Council floats solar PV as a way to cut water costs

Goulburn Council to commission feasibility studies into installing floating solar on government water stores, to slash power costs.

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What’s next for Minerals Council's coal and climate policy?

What’s next for Minerals Council’s coal and climate policy?

The abrupt and unexpected departure of the Minerals Council of Australia’s CEO, Brendan Pearson, may well be a crucial tipping point in Australia’s debate over domestic energy policy.

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Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Western Power pilot shows stand-alone solar + battery + diesel systems 15 times more reliable than grid, and could save $300 million in avoided network upgrade costs – but only if rules are change changed to allow the systems to be rolled out.

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The way to power the next billion consumers

The way to power the next billion consumers

If power can be generated where it is consumed, it can closely follow demand growth. Where does much of that growth come from? The “leisure-pull”.