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.