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Here Comes the Sun

One of the most common arguments against renewable energy (particularly solar) is its inability to provide base load generation. Here Comes the Sun sought to address this issue by investigating the viability of microgrids. This means that small communities can install solar arrays with excess generating capacity and store any excess generation in batteries. The stored electricity can be used when the community’s solar arrays are not generating enough energy to meet its needs.

The project was sponsored by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and delivered by MEFL and GreenSync.

The final report is available on the ARENA website.(PDF, 2.7MB)

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Demand-side Management Opportunities

The Clean Energy Council contracted MEFL to develop a guide to equip small and medium enterprises with the knowledge to better manage their electricty use. This includes how to understand electricity tariffs and daily electricity consumption profiles.

The guide details targeted actions to effect demand-side management solutions and how they might be of financial benefit to specific business types.

Partner and funding

The project was undertaken with partnersĀ Entura, who undertook a background study to support the guide. It was part of a suite of Clean Energy Council projects funded through theĀ Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

The guide is now available online.