Victoria battery storage tender attracts more than 100 proposals, outstripping even the phenomenal response to South Australia tender. Meanwhile, changes to obscure rules that could encourage more storage and demand response become a mainstream issue.
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.
PM Malcolm Turnbull has installed battery storage at his Point Piper home and upgraded his rooftop solar system.
With the first shipment of Tesla’s Powerwall 2 battery systems set to hit Australian shores, prices of home energy storage continue to tumble, shifting the target market from early adopters, to the “early majority”.
ACT, ARENA launch 3-year trial of eight leading battery storage technologies to see which works best for consumers.
Here’s a summary of new batteries and new energy storage systems that have been announced in Australia in June and July 2016.
South Korean company with biggest share of Australian grid-connected battery storage market has released new range, from stackable 3.3kWh lithium-ion to 9.8kWh.