FOE members and friends who are interested in renewable energy and off grid living might be interested in this new website being set up by the excellent RenewEconomy – One Step Off the Grid. Enjoy!
“RenewEconomy is proud to announce the launch of One Step Off The Grid, our sister site that will focus on the consumer side of the energy market, and how the uptake of rooftop solar, battery storage and other technologies will usher in a dramatic transformation ofÂ our energy system”.
“Australia is at the cutting edge of this revolution. Already, it has more â€œpro-sumersâ€ â€“ consumers that produce at least some of their own electricity needs â€“ per head of population than any other country. The advent of battery storage will offer even more choice. For some, it will mean the ability to leave the grid.
“But what are the social, economic, and business impacts of this transformation? How do consumers navigate their way through the complexity of tariffs, policy changes, and new technologies, and make the choice that suit their needs? Do we really want suburban households to quit the grid? Will the utilities evolve their business models?
“It will provide information to consumers â€“ in households, business and communities â€“ on all of the latest developments, such as these new projections on commercial solar uptake, and theÂ latest on solar, battery storage, tariff and policy changes.
“It also will focus onÂ stories of what families, businesses, communities and townships have done, and are doing”.