Monthly Archives: August 2018

Project #5 Agriculture meets Manufacturing

2018-08-12T07:05:53+00:00August 12th, 2018|General News|

A potential farmer’s cooperative is, with the support of Victorian and local government, preparing a feasibility study for the harvesting of straw (stubble left after grain harvesting) and supplying as a thermal energy source to the Skipton Hospital and manufacturers currently using gas. Indications are the straw could be delivered for $6 to $10 per [...]

Project #5 Agriculture Meets Manufacturing

2018-08-12T03:51:25+00:00August 12th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

A potential farmer’s cooperative is, with the support of Victorian and local government, preparing a feasibility study for the harvesting of straw (stubble left after grain harvesting) and supplying as a thermal energy source to the Skipton Hospital and manufacturers currently using gas. Indications are the straw could be delivered for $6 to $10 per [...]

GridEdge Energy Storage Systems

2018-08-08T06:01:18+00:00August 8th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

Our colleagues in the Latrobe Valley reported on this new energy storage system and we thought that we would pass it on. GridEdge Energy Storage Systems GridEdge supply an alternative to lithium-ion batteries, a non-toxic sodium-nickel chloride battery otherwise known as a molten salt battery. These SoNick battery systems are made by Swiss battery powerhouse FIAMM. [...]

Gippsland Councils Embracing Change within their own Backyards

2018-08-08T02:43:09+00:00August 8th, 2018|General News, Latrobe Valley|

Local councils around Australia are facing the challenges of maintaining valuable services, promoting growth and finding local solutions to the unique challenges they face. In Gippsland, local governments are taking action to be more energy efficient and to adapt to the realities of climate change. For economic and for environmental reasons they are leading the [...]

Project #7 Mollongghip and District Community Power

2018-08-05T09:27:38+00:00August 5th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

The community has had a number of meetings and workshops since February this year to determine what is their vision for community renewable energy, the types of applications and potential ownership structures. A committee has been appointed by the community which is investigating concepts of energy efficiency and green power purchase, energy assessments and retrofits, [...]