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Microgrids In Australia — The Next Big Step

CleanTechnica Summary Australia is one of the leaders in the world in the adaptation of electrical power grids to the new technologies of renewable energy. Famous for the Hornsdale Power Reserve (Tesla’s Big Battery in South Australia), the country is now trialing microgrids with smaller...

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Deakin University’s enterprising plans for its new microgrid

pv magazine Summary The new microgrid installed at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus isn’t just a means to power itself renewably (though it is, of course, also that), it’s living laboratory – a chance to model, test, and optimise what’s possible with power. “We have 6,000...

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Circular economy worth $2 trillion to Australian economy Summary Establishing a circular economy in Australia presents a massive $2 trillion opportunity according to accounting and consulting firm PwC, with significant environmental benefits to boot. Sticking with a linear economy could cost Australia almost $2 trillion in...

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Adelaide university now 100% powered by local renewables

PV Magazine Summary Flinders University has signed a five-year deal with Engie’s retail arm, Simply Energy, to supply the all of its South Australian campuses with electricity from Willogoleche Wind Farm, a the 119 MW facility in South Australia’s mid-north. The supply announcement...

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The solar allure of WA’s new-model business park

pv magazine Summary In what is likely a world first, Peel Renewable Energy has developed a flexible solar-powered microgrid solution to the high cost of delivering mains power to new industrial estates. The first stage of the company’s demonstration project at the Peel Business Park, a 1,000...

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Cattle farming WA town recognised for advanced distributed energy resource microgrid

PV Magazine Summary Successfully integrating traditional thermal generation with solar PV and battery storage systems, state government-owned utility provider Horizon Power was on Monday awarded the 2020 Australian Institute of Project Management Achievement Award in the category of...

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Microgrids and Neighbourhood Power Sharing Set to Transform How We Use Energy

Jess Davis, ABC News Summary The ability to transport electricity long distances transformed the way we live, bringing cheap energy to people's homes. But technological advances are causing ruptures in the traditional power grid and changing the way energy is produced and shared. ...

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Giant Water Battery Cuts University's Energy Costs by $100 Million Over Next 25 Years

Jordan Davidson, EcoWatch Summary A giant water battery that stands three-stories high will help The University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia reach its goal to be carbon neutral by 2025. The Queensland university's ambitious target date got a boon from the success of the...

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First panels laid for one of Australia's largest solar arrays

Mirage News Summary The installation of one of Australia’s largest rooftop solar arrays is underway at Tonsley Innovation District, to power South Australia’s first district energy scheme. The project will engage up to 40 installers, electricians, engineers and support staff. The first...

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Horizon Power-backed international body to champion microgrids

Sophie Vorrath, One Step Off the Grid Summary Western Australia is building on its experience as leader in the deployment of decentralised and stand-alone power systems, with the establishment of the Perth-based International Microgrid Association (IMA). The not-for-profit...