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Category: Battery storage

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AEMO says major market reform essential to cut energy prices

AEMO says major market reform essential to cut energy prices

AEMO and ARENA again plead for changes to market rules to keep pace with extraordinary change of technology. Australia’s over-buit grid is locked in 20th century, with much capacity sitting idle and peaking plants trying to recoup a year’s revenue in just a few hours.

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German battery giant Sonnen teams with Australian solar tile maker to take on Tesla

German battery giant Sonnen teams with Australian solar tile maker to take on Tesla

German battery maker Sonnen in new partnership with Australian roofing company that is set to launch its own integrated solar tile.

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Biggest threat to utilities is not solar + storage, it's their own greed

Biggest threat to utilities is not solar + storage, it’s their own greed

The plunging cost of solar and storage present a huge threat to the business models of incumbent utilities. But the biggest threat to their future is their own greed, and the invitation to consumers to look at alternatives.

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Stunning new lows in solar and battery storage costs

Stunning new lows in solar and battery storage costs

New Arizona contract reveals record low price for large scale solar in US, and stunning reduction in cost of battery storage. The new combined solar and storage deal of below 4.5c/kWh cuts previous prices by more than 60% – far cheaper than a peaking gas plant.

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Germany to host two more battery factories

Germany to host two more battery factories

Daimler is planning to build its second battery storage system manufacturing facility in Germany.

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Market reform, not subsidies, needed for battery storage market

Market reform, not subsidies, needed for battery storage market

CEC throws support behind proposal to buy out premium feed in tariffs in exchange for a battery storage device, and says storage does not need new subsidies, but widespread reform to bring the country’s energy market into the 21st Century.

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How Tesla became the world’s top owner of solar assets

How Tesla became the world’s top owner of solar assets

After a record-breaking year for the solar market, the total global installed base of operational PV systems surpassed 300 gigawatts.

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Redflow can't compete with lithium batteries on price in home market

Redflow can’t compete with lithium batteries on price in home market

Flow battery storage manufacturer Redflow abandons bulk home battery market due to price issues, to focus on bigger installations in commercial, industrial and off-grid sector.

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AEMO looks at smarter ways to deal with extreme peaks and heatwaves

AEMO looks at smarter ways to deal with extreme peaks and heatwaves

In what’s being called a “breakthrough moment”, AEMO and ARENA team up to provide 100MW demand response capacity to meet next summer’s critical peaks. The program will focus on technologies like solar and storage in a way previously ignored by policy makers.

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Coal plants failed in Queensland heatwave on day of record demand

Coal plants failed in Queensland heatwave on day of record demand

Are Australia’s coal and gas generators able to power Australia through next summer’s heatwaves? The evidence of last summer suggests they cannot be relied upon, with a new report showing how coal plants melted in the Queensland heat on a day of record demand.

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Kangaroo Is. loses challenge to network plan that threatens renewables

Kangaroo Is. loses challenge to network plan that threatens renewables

Kangaroo Island loses first-of-kind protest against network decision, but regulator flags changes to favour decentralised options.