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Category: Onestep

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AusNet trial successfully takes part of Melbourne suburb off-grid

AusNet trial successfully takes part of Melbourne suburb off-grid

Eight homes successfully separated from main electricity grid and operated as stand-alone solar and battery storage powered mini-grid, in Melbourne trial.

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Tesla's 'solar roof' open for orders - and down payments - in Australia

Tesla’s ‘solar roof’ open for orders – and down payments – in Australia

Tesla opens orders for its much-hyped solar roof, with installations of two varieties of its PV tiles to begin installations in the US mid-year and in Australia in 2018.

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Redflow resumes battery storage deliveries, scores biggest sale

Redflow resumes battery storage deliveries, scores biggest sale

Redflow says it has resumed deliveries after solving a problem with impurities, and has also secured its large contract – for a Pacific Islands hybrid storage installation.

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Tesla says Powerwall 2 battery storage deliveries have begun

Tesla says Powerwall 2 battery storage deliveries have begun

Tesla says installations of its Powerwall 2 home battery systems have begun in Australia, and will ramp up this month.

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Ergon adds new retail tariff to home solar and storage trial

Ergon adds new retail tariff to home solar and storage trial

Qld solar and storage trial goes into third phase, with new retail product – Tariff 14 – designed to help guide customer energy consumption.

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"Nuts" electricity market drives new rooftop solar boom – with side of battery storage

“Nuts” electricity market drives new rooftop solar boom – with side of battery storage

An electricity market “about as bad as you can get” has helped put household solar – and storage – back in the spotlight of Australia’s renewables shift, prompting forecasts of “massive growth.”

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Victoria eyes solar and pumped hydro for former mining centres

Victoria eyes solar and pumped hydro for former mining centres

Some of Victoria’s key former gold and coal mining centres targeted by $1m fund to support development of community renewables, and solar and pumped hydro.

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Rooftop solar now Queensland's biggest power station

Rooftop solar now Queensland’s biggest power station

Queensland’s 1,805MW of rooftop solar capacity now more than state’s biggest power station, overtaking 1,780MW Gladstone coal plant.

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Off-grid design – consider the variables carefully

Off-grid design – consider the variables carefully

Going off-grid is a big step. It requires careful consideration, good design and engaged users.

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New standard could restrict and add costs to extra solar and battery storage

New standard could restrict and add costs to extra solar and battery storage

New Australia-wide standard gives networks power to limit size of household solar systems – and could push up prices for AC-coupled battery storage products from Tesla, Enphase, Selectronic and others.

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Solar + Tesla battery storage offered in new-build Queensland homes

Solar + Tesla battery storage offered in new-build Queensland homes

Metricon becomes latest Australian housing developer to offer rooftop solar and storage as optional extra in new-build homes in Queensland.