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Category: Battery storage

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Charging ahead: How Australia is innovating battery technology

Charging ahead: How Australia is innovating battery technology

As battery demand increases, so does the search for search for alternative technologies. Australian companies and universities are leading in developing innovative solutions, but the path to commercial success has its challenges.

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New-build homes with solar and storage? "It's going to be the norm"

New-build homes with solar and storage? “It’s going to be the norm”

Including battery storage and rooftop PV in new home packages is soon “just going to be the norm”, says home builder Metricon. Already, they’re putting them in around half of the new homes they build.

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Home battery storage uptake tripled in 2017 in Australia, as costs tumble

Home battery storage uptake tripled in 2017 in Australia, as costs tumble

New report suggests household battery storage set to boom in Australia, with uptake predicted to have tripled in 2017, and costs of the key technology expected to halve in less than seven years.

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Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor unveils energy policy targeting 120% renewables, increased electricity exports, and an 80% boost to distributed resources like rooftop solar.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's grid-scale storage boom, mapped

Graph of the Day: Australia’s grid-scale storage boom, mapped

New Climate Council report highlights growing number of large scale energy storage projects being rolled out across the east and west coast grids.

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Battery storage leaves fossil fuels and regulators in state of inertia

Battery storage leaves fossil fuels and regulators in state of inertia

The brain cells are working overtime at the headquarters of network owners, grid operators, generators, and regulators. Thanks to battery storage, Australia’s electricity grid is about to make the leap from analogue to digital, and everyone is scrambling to keep up.

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Carnegie's EMC wins tender to build solar farm in NSW "coal city"

Carnegie’s EMC wins tender to build solar farm in NSW “coal city”

Carnegie Clean Energy subsidiary Energy Made Clean wins tender to build 5MW solar farm on former rubbish dump, in the former coal hub of Newcastle.

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Solar plus storage beats out "cheap" gas to serve evening peaks

Solar plus storage beats out “cheap” gas to serve evening peaks

First Solar bid for solar and storage peaking power plant in Arizona beats out “cheap” gas and sets new milestone for dispatchable renewables.

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Tesla spells out why markets are failing battery storage, big and small

Tesla spells out why markets are failing battery storage, big and small

Tesla urges energy market rule maker to catch up with speed and versatility of battery storage, both big and small.

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AGL seeking big wind project proposals to help replace Liddell

AGL seeking big wind project proposals to help replace Liddell

AGL seeks another 500MW of wind capacity as it gears up to replace Liddell coal plant with mix of renewables, storage and gas.

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S.A. to host Australia's first green hydrogen power plant

S.A. to host Australia’s first green hydrogen power plant

South Australia government to help fund Australia’s first renewable-powered hydrogen electrolyser plant – a 15MW facility to be built at Port Lincoln, along with a 10MW hydrogen-fired gas turbine, fuelled wind and solar, and a 5MW hydrogen fuel cell.