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The Community Energy Congress in Canberra has been a great success with more of 300 participants, mostly volunteers, from all over Australia. It provided empowerment and a wealth of information. You can see the presentations here: http://c4cecongress14.wordpress.com/presentations/

Hear what Rob Stokes, the NSW environment minister and the minister for the Central Coast has to say about Community Energy:

Canberra residents will be given a new opportunity to invest in solar power on a community levels with the introduction of a special community feed-in tariff (FiT), the latest in a raft of solar growth incentives introduced by the ACT government. The new solar FiT would be up to 20 cents per kilowatt hour for […]

JOIN US AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) Key note speaker: Paul Anderson, General Manager Gosford City Council   When:      Wednesday 12 February 2014,     7 pm Venue:  Peninsula Environment Centre (old church)                267 Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy   Learn about the Central Coast Community Association Listen to the key note speaker, the GM […]

California Passes 600MW Shared Renewables Program (via Clean Technica) Just when it seemed like the outlook for renewables in California couldn’t get any brighter, the state legislature has passed a bill that will open up access to the 75% of its residents unable to install clean energy on their property. SB 43, also… (more…)

  on July 11, at 6.30 for 7pm at the Business Incubator (see map) on the Ourimbah Campus of Newcastle University. The Central Coast Community Energy Association (CCCE) will hold a meeting for interested members of the public to find out about the new, rapidly growing world of community owned renewable energy. Nicky Ison, from […]

This chart published by Solmetric Corporation gives a good idea about how the solar output is influenced by the orientation of the panels towards the equator and against the horizontal. Unfortunately these charts are not available for places outside the US. Therefore Myrtle Beach, SC was chosen as it has a similar latitude to the […]

Will Grant is a sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tor and sales­man extra­or­di­naire. Dur­ing his TEDx­Can­ber­raSa­lon 2013 pre­sen­ta­tion, he slapped price tags onto a solar panel, dis­trib­uted coal to the audi­ence and spruiked his pitch to crowd invest in a solu­tion to reduce the price of power.

This is the good news we have been waiting for!!!!!!!!!!! NSW is one step closer to having community-owned wind and solar farms following funding announced today by Environment Minister Robyn Parker. Ms Parker said that nine community groups across the state have been awarded a total of $411,000 to set up projects that will generate […]

This Website http://www.fundcommunityenergy.org/ is calling on the federal government to establish a $50 million grant program to support the development stage of community renewable energy projects.   “By signing this petition you can help make community energy a reality. We have lined up meetings with Liberal and Labor politicians in June and we want to […]

A map with the location of our meeting tonight can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/CCCommunityEnergy (scroll down until you can see the map)  

NSW to allow PV system expansion and retention of feed-in tariff. “Solar Bonus Scheme customers who receive the 60 cents per kilowatt hour tariff may expand their overall generating capacity and retain the 60 cents tariff for their Scheme generator if the additional capacity is from a separately metered non-Scheme generator.”

As reported in RenewEconomy the contribution form solar panels is changing the profile of electricity demand in South Australia. The picture below shows the average daily electricity demand profiles for summer in different years.The initial high maximum on midday has already disappeared and will actually become a low point in the future as more and […]

in the Business Incubator on the University campus at Wednesday the 27th of March at 7pm. Thanks to the generous support from the Regional Development Australia Central Coast NSW (RDACC) we will have our next public meeting in the Business Incubator Centre on the Central Coast campus of the University of Newcastle. Please have a […]

Cost Of Electricity From Rooftop Solar By Australian State — Super Competitive! (via Clean Technica) Electricity from rooftop solar is now very cheap in Australia compared to grid power. But just how much solar electricity costs a household over the life of a system is not an easy question to answer, as it depends on […]