Townsville community to be powered by the sun around the clock in new Local Renewable Energy Zone

Power Together Coalition

The Queensland government has announced $40million for a Local Renewable Energy Zone (LREZ) in Townsville, with local network-connected batteries allowing renewable energy generated by rooftop solar to be shared amongst the whole community throughout the day and night.

The LREZ allows households with rooftop solar to feed into community batteries during the middle of the day when demand is low, then all residents connected to the LREZ network can access this clean community generated energy during peak times in the evening. This system has the added benefit of giving clean affordable energy to community members who are unable to install rooftop solar, like renters or those in social housing.

Quotes from the Power Together coalition can be found below

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