Queensland regulators suggest all battery storage devices be put inside separate enclosures, and not inside homes or garages. Installation costs could soar.
Category: Queensland Government
Phase one of plans to turn disused Queensland gold mine into massive solar and pumped hydro storage project reaches financial close.
Queensland prices soar again; more on AGL’s cheap price for wind energy; and battery storage costs falling quickly.
The Coalition’s attack on renewables is being undone by the soaring electricity prices in fossil-fuel dependent Queensland. What is it that the general public appears knows about renewables and electricity prices that so many in the conservative side of politics, including federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg, do not?
Spot electricity prices have gone through the stratosphere this summer, particularly in Queensland where average prices have been more than double of renewable energy leader South Australia.
The Brisbane-based developer has obtained approval to build the solar project near Columboola, southwestern Queensland, after a seven-week review process.
NSW and Queensland – which still own their networks – block reforms that could lower network costs. Meanwhile, Finkel sings praises of pumped hydro and household battery storage to COAG energy ministers.
Australia’s monopoly electricity networks are the most profitable businesses in Australia. And the consumer pays, and pays.
Federal and Queensland environment ministers say “significant progress” being made on protecting, improving health of Great Barrier Reef.
QUT to test Sumitomo CPV solar technology for Qld climate, with view to add redox flow battery storage “in due course.”