Global battery storage companies prepare to fight proposed Australian standards that could effectively ban battery storage from homes and garages, and put major dent into Australia’s claims of being first mass-market for the technology.
Draft guidelines to be released by Standards Australia suggest lithium-ion battery storage devices like Tesla Powerwalls should be banned from inside homes and garages, and only installed in separate “kiosks” or bunkers. It threatens to bring the industry to a halt.
Enphase says orders for its first battery storage offering have jumped to more than 70,000 units as households come off premium solar feed-in tariffs.
Our cost of energy charts for battery storage suggest Tesla is now in the middle of the pack, Enphase looks relatively cheap and none of them is cheap enough.
Here’s a summary of new batteries and new energy storage systems that have been announced in Australia in June and July 2016.
Solaray selected for Australian-first project to install 30kW of solar and 43.2kWh of Enphase li-ion battery storage at student housing co-op.
Enphase Energy has installed its first beta battery storage system at a Sydney house, in final phase of testing before mass market rollout.