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AGL to roll out 1st battery storage products in Qld in June

AGL to roll out 1st battery storage products in Qld in June

AGL Energy says its first battery storage offering for consumers will be available in Queensland next month, but it won’t be the Tesla Powerwall, which it judges to be too small for the Australian market. Instead, it is now installing a 7.2kWh product.

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Queensland solar tile company raises $765,000 ahead of ASX listing

Queensland solar tile company raises $765,000 ahead of ASX listing

Australian manufacturer of solar power and hot water-generating roof tiles has attracted $765,000 in oversubscribed capital raising, ahead of ASX listing.

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Would Darryl from The Castle buy battery storage?

Would Darryl from The Castle buy battery storage?

Tell ‘em they’re dreaming! That’s what Darryl from the film The Castle would say when knocking back a “great deal”. But what would he make of the new battery storage offerings?

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AGL eyes the future, crunches numbers on fossil fuel split

AGL eyes the future, crunches numbers on fossil fuel split

AGL’s new boss is due to unveil a strategic update in the Hunter Valley next week. Staff have been crunching numbers on splitting off fossil generators. At the very least writedowns are expected, along with a clearer vision for solar and storage.

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How quickly will households pick up battery storage?

How quickly will households pick up battery storage?

How quickly will households adopt battery storage, and will they be able to use Tesla to get off the grid?

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Lithium-ion battery costs tipped to fall to $US172/kWh

Lithium-ion battery costs tipped to fall to $US172/kWh

Lux Research predicts that costs for “best-in-class” players’ lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs will fall to US$172/kWh by 2025, not so for stationary storage.

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Morgan Stanley sees 2.4m Australia homes with battery storage

Morgan Stanley sees 2.4m Australia homes with battery storage

Morgan Stanley says battery storage market could be worth $24bn, with half of all homes interested. It says Tesla Powerwall will deliver paybacks of 6 years or less in some states, and that is bad news for major utilities, whose earnings will be impacted. (Does not require subscription).

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Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

The ravages of climate change could severely hurt the ability of utilities in the 11 Western states to generate power unless they “climate proof” their power grid.

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Beyond utility 2.0: Part 4 “next steps”

Beyond utility 2.0: Part 4 “next steps”

Energy democracy can best be described as an electricity system that empowers the individuals and communities that have the energy resources of the 21st century.

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Tasmania looks to EVs as next step to 100% renewable energy

Tasmania looks to EVs as next step to 100% renewable energy

Tasmania looks to fast-track uptake of electric vehicles to boost its credentials as a green manufacturing hub; replacing old industries and exporting clean energy back to the mainland. It could end up totally renewable – in both electricity and transport – if the government seizes the initiative.

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UBS: Tesla Powerwall can deliver 6-year payback in Australia

UBS: Tesla Powerwall can deliver 6-year payback in Australia

UBS analysts say households will be able to get a 6-year payback on the Tesla battery storage product.