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Warnings of energy storage market chaos, as industry unites against home battery ban

Warnings of energy storage market chaos, as industry unites against home battery ban

Australian energy storage industry registers thousands of protests against Standards Australia’s proposed home battery ban. Industry body says if draft adopted, the energy storage industry in Australia and globally will be “thrown into chaos.”

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“Ice battery” air-con technology set to cool Australian homes – and peak power demand

“Ice battery” air-con technology set to cool Australian homes – and peak power demand

Solar hot water company Apricus inks distribution deal for US “ice battery” + air-con technology that could cool Australian homes, and cut power bills.

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Australia’s biggest solar retailer forced to replace non-compliant panels

Australia’s biggest solar retailer forced to replace non-compliant panels

Euro Solar forced to surrender STCs or replace PV modules after being found to have installed non-compliant solar panels, as part of a Clean Energy Regulator crackdown on Australia’s rooftop solar industry.

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Tesla Powerpack battery added to wind turbine at NZ salt factory

Tesla Powerpack battery added to wind turbine at NZ salt factory

In “Australasian first”, 250kW Tesla Powerpack added to 660kw wind turbine, to provide 75 per cent of energy for NZ salt manufacturer.

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Rooftop solar continues record year, even as STC price fall kicks in

Rooftop solar continues record year, even as STC price fall kicks in

With another 93MW solar added to Australian homes and business in July, Sunwiz declares market to be “level – at exceptionally high levels.”

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No small beer: Foster’s, VB to go 100% renewable by 2025

No small beer: Foster’s, VB to go 100% renewable by 2025

Some of Australia’s most iconic beers are set to be brewed using solar and wind after Foster’s Group and CUB parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev pledged to shift its 6 terrawatt-hours of annual energy consumption to 100 per cent renewables by 2025.

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Will solar powered cars ever be real?

Will solar powered cars ever be real?

The Sunswift team has designed and built Eve to be registered as a road legal sports car, representing a shift in solar powered transport from conceptual to commercial vehicle standards.

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LO3 unveils 'game-changing' solar sharing microgrid in South Australia

LO3 unveils ‘game-changing’ solar sharing microgrid in South Australia

US-based energy sharing company LO3 partners with Yates Electrical to build 6MW solar microgrid in SA Riverland region.

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As one home heads off grid... many more are choosing not to connect

As one home heads off grid… many more are choosing not to connect

One home in the heart of the Latrobe Valley goes off grid. But more than half of the new homes in the area are not even bothering to connect to the network in the first place, using rooftop PV and storage to look after their own needs.

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Solar and battery storage to power Victorian coal mine museum

Solar and battery storage to power Victorian coal mine museum

In neat illustration of the clean energy transition, a Victorian NGO has won state government funding to power a historic coal mine site with solar and battery storage.

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SA Water tenders for solar and battery storage to manage high power prices

SA Water tenders for solar and battery storage to manage high power prices

SA Water Corporation seeks to build grid-connected, rooftop solar PV system of more than 100kW, plus 50kWh battery storage system and “smart controls.”