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Category: Battery storage

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Consumers see solar and battery storage as key to cutting bills

Consumers see solar and battery storage as key to cutting bills

Poll reveals batteries could soon be as “common as dishwashers” in Australian homes, in race to cut power bills with solar and storage.

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South African factory beats power cuts with Redflow batteries

South African factory beats power cuts with Redflow batteries

South Africa’s largest manufacturer of printed circuits has beaten frequent power outages and cut its energy costs by deploying Australian-designed Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries.

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Tesla plans big battery party, still waiting on Victoria tender

Tesla plans big battery party, still waiting on Victoria tender

Tesla prepares to announce “big battery” milestone, as Musk drops in for a space conference and storage industry awaits results of Victoria tender.

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Whyalla steel owners buy into Zen solar and storage company

Whyalla steel owners buy into Zen solar and storage company

New owners of Whyalla Steelworks buy majority stake in Ross-Garnaut chaired solar and storage company Zen Energy, saying renewables will underpin the future of large industry – in direct contrast to the push for more coal by the federal government.

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Battery ban off the table after industry roundtable "consensus"

Battery ban off the table after industry roundtable “consensus”

Standards Australia says industry roundtable has broadly agreed to “review” proposed rule banning li-ion batteries from being installed inside homes and garages. But rifts emerge in industry.

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Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Western Power pilot shows stand-alone solar + battery + diesel systems 15 times more reliable than grid, and could save $300 million in avoided network upgrade costs – but only if rules are change changed to allow the systems to be rolled out.

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Battery storage uptake by households surges as grid costs soar

Battery storage uptake by households surges as grid costs soar

New data shows home battery storage installations set to treble in 2017, even without a price fall. Once the technology gets cheaper, says SunWiz, batteries will be as ‘common as the backyard pool.’

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ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

ACT government opens third competitive grants round, in a $4m extension of its home battery storage subsidisation scheme.

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Queensland big solar boom continues, as another 150MW project approved

Queensland big solar boom continues, as another 150MW project approved

Queensland’s Western Downs Region continues large-scale solar boom, with approval of 300MW battery ready Beelbee PV farm.

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Redflow scores second major battery sale for remote Pacific Island projects

Redflow scores second major battery sale for remote Pacific Island projects

Redflow gets second major order within months for its zinc bromine batteries for application on remote, Pacific Island sites.

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Brisbane Airport rolls out massive 6MW solar project

Brisbane Airport rolls out massive 6MW solar project

Huge 6MW solar upgrade at Brisbane Airport will supply 18% of electricity needs and save around $1m a year on energy bills.