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Off Grid Action Plan

Create your own off-grid power action plan… Just as we are reminded to prepare a bushfire plan, developing a contingency plan for unexpected power outages will ensure such an unfortunate event is less
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What’s the difference between a micro-grid and virtual power plant?

We often get asked what’s the difference between a virtual power plant and micro grid?  Often you will hear the terms being used interchangeable, but they are different… Micro-grids: A
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What is a virtual power plant?

Whilst the term virtual power plant (VPP) has been around for awhile now, what does it actually mean and how will they play an important part in our future energy
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Women in Renewables

Main image: Emily Driscoll I’ll begin this article by explaining why I was motivated to write it, and what prompted me to think about my place as a female in the renewable energy
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Off grid storage, on grid storage and battery back up- What’s the difference?

When many people think of the terms ‘off-grid storage’, ‘on-grid storage’ and ‘battery backup’ they often don’t realise that each of these have important differences that set them apart from
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SA Home Battery Scheme opens up to wider product range

Under the Home Battery Scheme (HBS), the SA Gov will provide 40,000 South Australian homes with subsidies up to $6,000 each for installing battery storage on their homes. The Home Battery Scheme
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Off-Grid Energy, where it all began…

With the the New Year having just gone, for many it’s a time to reflect on the year gone by and move forward into the future. As such, we thought
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Stand-alone power systems: AMEC is seeking your feedback

The Australian Energy Market Commission wants input from people who have experience with, or are considering, moving off-grid. The AEMC is the rule maker for Australian electricity and gas markets.
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