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Category: Battery storage

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1414 plans two "gigawatt hour" silicon storage plants in S.A.

1414 plans two “gigawatt hour” silicon storage plants in S.A.

South Australian company opens new manufacturing facility and says it plans to build two grid scale 1GWh silicon storage systems in the state.

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Tesla big battery on track to be "energised" in coming days

Tesla big battery on track to be “energised” in coming days

Tesla big battery fully installed and on time in South Australia, and about to be “energised” and tested by regulators and market operators.

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Coalition's NEG aims to engineer an early death for big solar

Coalition’s NEG aims to engineer an early death for big solar

So long solar. NEG design assumes no large-scale solar investments in Australia for at least eight years, despite recognition that large-scale renewables responsible for most bill reductions.

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Darth Vader or not, the Tesla truck changes everything

Darth Vader or not, the Tesla truck changes everything

With the Tesla truck, Elon Musk has torn down the final frontiers of the campaign against the clean energy transition: cost. And it matters little whether Tesla itself can pull it off – it has already turned two trillion-dollar industries upside down.

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Australia to lead storage boom, as home batteries become "ubiquitous"

Australia to lead storage boom, as home batteries become “ubiquitous”

BNEF report names Australia among 8 countries to lead global energy storage boom, with market forecast to double six times over between now and 2030.

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Conservatives attack storage report as "eco-evangelism", Finkel responds

Conservatives attack storage report as “eco-evangelism”, Finkel responds

Conservatives says new report on battery storage is just “eco-evangelism”. This is what chief scientist Alan Finkel said in response.

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Frydenberg's solar defence: Bernardi has panels and didn't sign up to Paris

Frydenberg’s solar defence: Bernardi has panels and didn’t sign up to Paris

Frydenberg defends lack of solar panels, saying Cory Bernardi has them, and didn’t sign up for Paris climate target. Say what?

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New Finkel report finds no need to panic about energy storage

New Finkel report finds no need to panic about energy storage

New Finkel report says energy storage important, and represents a huge opportunity for Australia, but there is no reason to panic. Even at 50% wind and solar the need for storage is modest, and much could come from households.

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Networks push to take regional consumers, communities off grid

Networks push to take regional consumers, communities off grid

Networks and consumer groups say taking rural customers off grid – and providing them with solar and storage – can save billions, and make electricity cleaner, safer and more reliable. It’s a no brainer, but the regulator stands in the way.

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Victoria's battery storage won't be ready for this summer

Victoria’s battery storage won’t be ready for this summer

Victoria will likely go without its much-vaunted battery storage installations this summer, following months of delays likely to be centred around finance and contracting.

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Consumers to displace fossil fuels as biggest supplier of energy

Consumers to displace fossil fuels as biggest supplier of energy

Network operator Ausnet says consumers will provide nearly half of their electricity needs, surpassing fossil fuels as the biggest supplier to the grid.