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Category: Battery storage

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ACT launches second phase of battery test centre, early results in

ACT launches second phase of battery test centre, early results in

Early results suggest that lithium-ion out-performs both the advanced and traditional lead-acid battery packs in terms of round-trip efficiency.

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UK to ban gas and diesel cars by 2040

UK to ban gas and diesel cars by 2040

Electric cars will soon be as cheap as gas ones, “signaling economic turmoil for oil-exporting countries.”

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Consumers vs the empire: The economics favour partial grid defection

Consumers vs the empire: The economics favour partial grid defection

The economics are now increasingly in favour of partial grid defection. You’re a fool if you don’t have rooftop solar PV and you could.

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UK govt launches £246m battery storage investment round

UK govt launches £246m battery storage investment round

UK government launches four-year, £246m investment round to boost research and development in battery technology.

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Innovation, disruption and the utility business model

Innovation, disruption and the utility business model

The power sector’s rapid transformation has barely started, but implications for incumbents are beginning to be felt and speculated.

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NT indigenous communities begin shift to hybrid solar and storage

NT indigenous communities begin shift to hybrid solar and storage

ARENA backed NT project commissions first 10 solar, battery storage systems, cutting diesel fuel use by more than a million litres a year.

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Fossil fuels and Australian tools: It's time to go fully electric

Fossil fuels and Australian tools: It’s time to go fully electric

Sally Perini has four electric cars, a fully electric ride on mower and a suite of electric tools. And for good reason: One two-stroke leaf blower used for one hour can produce as much hydrocarbons as 150 cars over the same time.

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Hawaii, California charge towards 100% renewable energy

Hawaii, California charge towards 100% renewable energy

Hawaii and California take major steps towards 100% renewable energy, showing it can be done on both big island grids, and in a major economy. In Hawaii, the local utility is so keen it says it can reach the target 5 years earlier than the mandate.

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Know your NEM: All aboard the Finkel clean energy train

Know your NEM: All aboard the Finkel clean energy train

The highlights of the Clean Energy Summit, the 1200MW wind and solar plan for Windlab, and energy futures in a holding pattern.

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Solar's trillion-dollar market: Driven by EVs, microgrids and cost parity for storage

Solar’s trillion-dollar market: Driven by EVs, microgrids and cost parity for storage

Solar is expected to be a $US1 trillion market within five years, driven by EV uptake, micro-grids and corporate purchases, and as unsubsidised solar and storage reaches cost parity with the grid in most major markets.

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SolarReserve Receives Environmental approval for  390 megawatt solar thermal facility with storage in Chile

SolarReserve Receives Environmental approval for 390 megawatt solar thermal facility with storage in Chile

Likana Solar Energy Project in the Antofagasta region will provide reliable, non-intermittent electricity from solar energy 24-hours a day.