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Category: Interviews

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Redflow's Hackett: Battery storage as common as broadband within 10 years

Redflow’s Hackett: Battery storage as common as broadband within 10 years

Redflow chairman Simon Hackett says the market for battery storage is “running hot” and predicts they will be as common place as broadband within a decade. His goal is to deliver software to make flow batteries easy to use. And if utilities try to fight this with higher tariffs, it will simply drive more installation.

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Interview: AGL’s head of new energy, Marc England

Interview: AGL’s head of new energy, Marc England

Marc England is leading AGL Energy’s push into solar, battery storage, electric vehicles, and home energy management systems. He discusses his plans with RenewEconomy.

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SunEdison CEO talks acquisitions, storage and emerging markets

SunEdison CEO talks acquisitions, storage and emerging markets

The head of the world’s biggest renewable energy developer points to much more activity in battery storage and international markets.

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Infigen calls bluff on utility threats to 'boycott' wind, solar

Infigen calls bluff on utility threats to ‘boycott’ wind, solar

Infigen calls bluff on utility threats to “boycott” renewable energy, but suggests corporate Australia may fill the gap if retailers don’t contract new wind and solar farms. Meanwhile, the market turns positive on renewables, even if the government is still stalling on the RET, while Infigen turns focus to the US solar market.

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Enphase says solar + storage market 'infinite', ahead of Oz battery pilot

Enphase says solar + storage market ‘infinite’, ahead of Oz battery pilot

Enphase CEO Paul Nahi explains why Australia will be a testing ground for its game-changing solar + energy storage system; says carbon pricing inevitable.

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Interview: AGL chairman Jerry Maycock on new CEO

Interview: AGL chairman Jerry Maycock on new CEO

AGL chair discusses decision to install US energy industry veteran Andrew Vesey as CEO as the gentailer navigates the energy evolution.

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FRV says Australia solar pipeline worthless if RET changed

FRV says Australia solar pipeline worthless if RET changed

Spain’s FRV says “extreme” views and RET Review making Australia less attractive for investment, but coal cannot deliver cheap energy over long term.

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Interview: Simon Corbell on wind, solar and dismal energy politics

Interview: Simon Corbell on wind, solar and dismal energy politics

Australia’s most progressive energy minister on wind auctions, solar NIMBYs, storage options, the ‘dismal’ RET review and options for the states.

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Interview: Origin Energy CEO Grant King

Interview: Origin Energy CEO Grant King

Origin CEO on the RET review, why solar and distributed energy is a free-rider, the case for electric vehicles and the future of utilities.

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Canadian Solar sees global solar installs at 100GW a year

Canadian Solar sees global solar installs at 100GW a year

Canadian Solar CEO laments Australia’s lack of utility scale solar, but says the word is probably headed towards a distributed grid in any case.

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Interview: Origin Energy CEO Grant King

Interview: Origin Energy CEO Grant King

Grant King is head of Australia’s biggest utility, Origin Energy. He is also highly influential in Coalition circles, which makes him a powerful figure if the Coalition wins the election. In this interview, he talks about the carbon price, renewable energy, the gas market, and the solar industry.