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Category: Smart Energy

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Energy wars: Networks attack gentailers over reliability, pricing

Energy wars: Networks attack gentailers over reliability, pricing

Electricity network owner attacks major energy retailers over reliability of their gas plants, the manipulation of prices and high retail fees. It says it wants rapid transition to renewables, but incumbents and market rules getting in the way.

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Fairfax joins media hysteria over post-Hazelwood "blackouts"

Fairfax joins media hysteria over post-Hazelwood “blackouts”

Fairfax joins Murdoch media, ABC and right wing blogs with hysterical and inaccurate story about potential blackouts once Hazelwood is closed.

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Solar monitoring company wins $2.1m ARENA grant

Solar monitoring company wins $2.1m ARENA grant

Solar Analytics awarded $2.1m grant funding from ARENA to fast-track its household solar monitoring technology.

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Carnegie Clean Energy to build 10MW solar farm in WA

Carnegie Clean Energy to build 10MW solar farm in WA

Carnegie kicks off Lendlease JV with 10MW solar plant in Northam, and with plans to add storage and “replicate it all over Australia.”

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Batteries arrive for Horizon's grid-scale "spinning reserve" trial

Batteries arrive for Horizon’s grid-scale “spinning reserve” trial

Two large-scale batteries will be trialled as back-up power at an islanded 170MW power station in Carnarvon WA.

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Over 50,000 solar storage systems are now installed in Germany

Over 50,000 solar storage systems are now installed in Germany

German solar association Bundesverbands Solarwirtschaft expects their number will double to 100,000 in 2018.

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CEFC backs 300 new solar powered low-income homes for Sydney

CEFC backs 300 new solar powered low-income homes for Sydney

Another 300 solar powered, energy efficient low-income homes to be built in Sydney, backed by $130m from Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

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Australia could have 960MW virtual power plant, at no additional cost to consumers

Australia could have 960MW virtual power plant, at no additional cost to consumers

If all customers with premier solar feed in tariff used its residual value to purchase a battery storage system, Australia could have a 960MW virtual power plant, at no additional cost to customers.

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California just generated enough solar power to meet half its energy needs

California just generated enough solar power to meet half its energy needs

Want to see energy progress? Head west to California.

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Battery storage could solve SA "power crisis" in 100 days, says Tesla

Battery storage could solve SA “power crisis” in 100 days, says Tesla

Tesla’s Lyndon Rive says company’s Powerpacks could fix SA power crisis in just over 100 days. Confirms Tesla “in talks” with Australian utilities.

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Gas shortfall presents huge opportunities for "cheaper" battery storage

Gas shortfall presents huge opportunities for “cheaper” battery storage

Gas shortage may be a win for battery storage. Tesla says it cheaper than gas; Reputex says wind, solar+storage beats gas already.