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.
Category: Battery storage
Australian PV manufacturer Tindo Solar has a new owner, with plans to create nation’s largest vertically integrated solar retailer.
South Australia looking for only one hour of battery storage, in decision that may rule out some battery storage technologies.
Regulators back-track on proposed rules that could have effectively banned the installation of all battery storage devices inside homes and garages.
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.
Paper says 2009 report warned SA should not go beyond 20% renewables. Actually, it said “there are no significant technological constraints” to 40%.
Despite the Coalition talking down renewables, the Kodak moment has finally arrived.
Tesla says Australian energy market rules stacked in favour of incumbent fossil fuel technologies, need to be changed for battery storage to fulfil potential.
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.
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.