Reposit Power says home battery storage the key to Australia’s energy security puzzle, not grid-scale applications.
Mothballed Pelican Point power station fires up again after Origin agrees to sell it some gas and take its output, possibly giving opening to solar thermal.
SAPN says price of rooftop solar and battery storage will fall to just 15c/kWh for households, less than half the cost of grid power.
Credit finance group FlexiGroup issues second CEFC-backed green bond to Australian market, tapping investor demand for residential rooftop solar and battery storage.
North East Water launches tender for solar and battery storage system to power Yackandandah water treatment plant – testing the water for the entire national sector.
First 3kW array had to pretend to be a coal-fired power station to get connected. But it didn’t destroy the grid, as utilities feared.
As more wind and solar is introduced into the grid, more storage will be needed. SolarReserve has plans for a facility of up to 2GW in Nevada.
WA utility plans to eliminate $250 million subsidy – which amounts to $5,000 a year for each customer – with a focus on solar, battery storage and micro-grids to dramatically reduce the need for fossil fuels such as gas and diesel.
The town of Coober Pedy is in uproar. What should have been a positive plan to shift to a renewable-focused mini-grid based around wind and solar and storage is causing outrage in the community, and embarrassment to the developer, and the federal agency that backed it.
Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.