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Category: Battery storage

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Fear and loathing about renewable grid in Coober Pedy

Fear and loathing about renewable grid in Coober Pedy

The town of Coober Pedy is in uproar. What should have been a positive plan to shift to a renewable-focused mini-grid based around wind and solar and storage is causing outrage in the community, and embarrassment to the developer, and the federal agency that backed it.

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Tindo Solar, Australia's only panel manufacturer, sold to SA company with big plans

Tindo Solar, Australia’s only panel manufacturer, sold to SA company with big plans

Australian PV manufacturer Tindo Solar has a new owner, with plans to create nation’s largest vertically integrated solar retailer.

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South Australia only looking for one hour of battery storage

South Australia only looking for one hour of battery storage

South Australia looking for only one hour of battery storage, in decision that may rule out some battery storage technologies.

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Regulators backtrack on restrictive rules on battery storage

Regulators backtrack on restrictive rules on battery storage

Regulators back-track on proposed rules that could have effectively banned the installation of all battery storage devices inside homes and garages.

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Understanding the “arbitrage” value of a large battery in SA

Understanding the “arbitrage” value of a large battery in SA

Careful examination of the economics of the battery will be needed to ensure that the people of South Australia get the right sized solution at the right price.

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How The Australian distorted S.A. renewables advice

How The Australian distorted S.A. renewables advice

Paper says 2009 report warned SA should not go beyond 20% renewables. Actually, it said “there are no significant technological constraints” to 40%.

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With battery storage, the Kodak moment has finally arrived

With battery storage, the Kodak moment has finally arrived

Despite the Coalition talking down renewables, the Kodak moment has finally arrived.

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Tesla says Australia market rules outdated, doesn't help storage

Tesla says Australia market rules outdated, doesn’t help storage

Tesla says Australian energy market rules stacked in favour of incumbent fossil fuel technologies, need to be changed for battery storage to fulfil potential.

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Ex Hazelwood boss says solar + storage already cheaper than gas

Ex Hazelwood boss says solar + storage already cheaper than gas

Former Hazelwood boss says solar and battery storage already beats baseload gas on price, and says decisions to scrap carbon price and renewable energy target may have killed any new investment in fossil fuel generation.

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"Sun King" returns with ultralight, flexible PV to reshape solar market

“Sun King” returns with ultralight, flexible PV to reshape solar market

Sun King Zhengrong Shi returns to solar market with ultra-light and ultra-thin solar panels hailed as biggest change in solar market in decades. The new panels can be integrated into roofs and facades and he says are better option than Tesla’s “heavy and rigid” solar tiles.

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ABC's Uhlmann gets it wrong on renewables. Again

ABC’s Uhlmann gets it wrong on renewables. Again

ABC political editor continues ill-informed campaign against wind and solar, now claiming that 20% is the limit for wind energy.