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Battery storage uptake by households surges as grid costs soar

Battery storage uptake by households surges as grid costs soar

New data shows home battery storage installations set to treble in 2017, even without a price fall. Once the technology gets cheaper, says SunWiz, batteries will be as ‘common as the backyard pool.’

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ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

ACT government opens third competitive grants round, in a $4m extension of its home battery storage subsidisation scheme.

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Coal city Newcastle prepares tender for 5MW solar farm

Coal city Newcastle prepares tender for 5MW solar farm

Eight companies short-listed to tender for job to develop, operate 5MW solar farm on former landfill site at Newcastle.

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Community retailer Enova to buy and sell rooftop solar power

Community retailer Enova to buy and sell rooftop solar power

NSW community-owned retailer to buy excess rooftop solar from customers, as well as from local community solar farms and gardens, to sell on to other customers who can’t generate solar themselves.

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ACT trials electric buses on public transport route

ACT trials electric buses on public transport route

Canberra’s public transport bus fleet will trial two pure electric buses and one electric-diesel hybrid, as it transitions away from ageing diesel fleet.

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The fight for millions of Australians locked out of rooftop solar

The fight for millions of Australians locked out of rooftop solar

In North Sydney, alone, 74% of residents can’t access solar because they rent or live in apartments. But there are ways to solve the problem.

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Home battery market not booming yet – but consumer interest is

Home battery market not booming yet – but consumer interest is

As Australian households flock to solar, interest in battery storage is starting to ramp up, as a way to minimise grid electricity consumption and to provide a reliable source of back-up power.

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WA’s biggest pig farm about to go 100 per cent renewable energy

WA’s biggest pig farm about to go 100 per cent renewable energy

WA’s biggest piggery operator to add wind and storage to existing solar arrays in push to 100 per cent renewable energy supply.

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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.