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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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ZEN Energy reveals "Big Battery" plans for South Australia

ZEN Energy reveals “Big Battery” plans for South Australia

Adelaide-based ZEN Energy renews calls for electricity market rule changes as it reveals plans to develop a between 50-150MWh battery storage project in SA.

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Tesla says Model 3 electric sedan on track, but results back in red

Tesla says Model 3 electric sedan on track, but results back in red

US EV and battery maker says mass-market Model 3 electric sedan on schedule to begin production in July.

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California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

As regulators consider strict new guidelines for Australian home battery installations, US battery maker SimpliPhi is making its move, keen to promote the key strengths of its proprietary technology – safety, reliability and flexibility.

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German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen hopes to use its new solar and storage “free” electricity deal to muscle in on Australia’s peaking power market.

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Big solar market headed for "huge" 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Big solar market headed for “huge” 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Climate Council confirms solar now cheapest new power generation, predicts huge year for big solar – not to mention solar and battery storage.

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Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Industry and govt set to pilot Decentralised Energy Exchange – “deX” – for trading locally generated and stored rooftop solar power to support the grid.

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NSW heatwave: Another catalogue of fossil fuel power failures

NSW heatwave: Another catalogue of fossil fuel power failures

Market operator report into NSW heatwave shows once again that it is failing fossil fuel plants that is putting energy security at risk.

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SA power bills rose less in past decade than coal states

SA power bills rose less in past decade than coal states

ANU report shows that average electricity bills have increased less in renewables rich SA over last 10 years than in eastern coal states.

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EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia, Arup Group and Melbourne Energy Institute brief govt on plans for pumped seawater energy storage plant in SA.

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Wind power sets new record for electricity supply in US

Wind power sets new record for electricity supply in US

Wind power has briefly supplied 52.1% of total power generation on a US grid connecting 14 south-western states – a new record for North America.

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Lyon firms up 1GW solar + storage plans with new equity deal

Lyon firms up 1GW solar + storage plans with new equity deal

Lyon Solar says ‘very confident’ of building solar and storage in SA this year, with investment from Magnetar Capital.