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Category: Smart Energy

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Why the strategy of oil companies is doomed to failure

Why the strategy of oil companies is doomed to failure

Oil companies like Shell have unique skills that make them ideally placed to help build the energy world of the future. Yet they seem unable to look beyond their own interests.

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Tesla to announce home and utility-scale battery next week

Tesla to announce home and utility-scale battery next week

Tesla confirms April 30 date for unveiling of battery storage devices for homes and grid, to be produced at company’s new gigafactory.

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Getting by in Sydney blackouts with a little help from solar and storage

Getting by in Sydney blackouts with a little help from solar and storage

Sydney storm has made us realise how much we rely on electricity for so many things and how much we take it for granted.

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Fossil fuels must face up to 'black swan moment'

Fossil fuels must face up to ‘black swan moment’

Fossil fuel companies should be factoring in the risk of a climate change-driven ‘black swan event’ – such as the sudden and complete transformation of the global energy market, or a decision to cap global emissions – as part of their basic business strategy, a new report has found.

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battery storage

Are battery storage costs already beating retail energy tariffs?

Battery storage is already economic in some parts of the grid. That may also be the case for household and business consumers in Australia’s towns and cities.

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Boom in electric vehicles will transform storage, and energy markets

Boom in electric vehicles will transform storage, and energy markets

Storage is seen as a key to reduce demand charges, and the anticipated boom in the electric vehicle market will transform the electricity sector.

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SolarCity gets $1bn from Credit Suisse for commercial solar, storage

SolarCity gets $1bn from Credit Suisse for commercial solar, storage

SolarCity now has access to financing for more than $1 billion in new commercial-scale solar energy systems, including battery storage systems.

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PV, batteries and the smart home: Is the solar industry getting ahead of itself?

PV, batteries and the smart home: Is the solar industry getting ahead of itself?

Leading solar companies are moving beyond PV and into battery storage and home energy management. Is the mass market ready?

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'Leave it in the ground': The stark message for coal

‘Leave it in the ground': The stark message for coal

Coal, the favourite commodity of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is having a bad week. A new report says 90 per cent of Australia’s reserves should stay in the ground if climate targets are to be met.

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Storm blackouts in NSW will push consumers to battery storage

Storm blackouts in NSW will push consumers to battery storage

Up to 200,000 NSW customers face week-long blackouts because of the storms. This will likely accelerate push to battery storage, particularly for solar households that are also disconnected, and for those about to lose premium tariffs.

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Alinta says Port August coal to shut by 2030, but it has no plan B

Alinta says Port August coal to shut by 2030, but it has no plan B

Alinta Energy has confirmed that its two ageing coal-fired power stations in Port Augusta will be shut down by 2030, with no plans yet to replace them.