South Australia looks to install battery storage in parliament house, museums and art galleries, and up to 150 other buildings including schools and railway stations, as it looks to become a leader in energy storage as well as wind and solar.
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Citizens and industry hit back at a proposal to tax solar-plus-storage systems.
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The 5 stages of grief for coal.
Australian appliance energy efficiency policy has focused on new appliances, but we can do a lot better. Here’s my recipe for success.
Coal is plentiful and cheap, the perfect fuel for the utility boiler, only if it were not for the fact that it is heavily polluting.
Which states offer quickest payback for homes adding solar + storage? AEMO crunched the numbers to get some interesting findings.
The Australian Energy Market Operator says three out of four households adding solar in the next 20 years in NSW will also add battery storage, but Victoria will lead the way in total capacity. Installations will flow despite slow payback estimates. The net benefit of reducing maximum demand on the grid will be significant.
There is much that is good in IEA’s World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate Change, but its renewables projections are less satisfactory.
Switching to solar power can deliver over 100 million tonnes of emissions reductions by 2030.
The city of Münster plans to use excess electricity on the grid to generate heat, which can be easily stored.
Australians are predicted to install more than 37,000MW of battery storage over next 25 years, but who will pay for it and why? Even the big utilities are struggling to find a business model that fits.