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ZEN Energy reveals "Big Battery" plans for South Australia

ZEN Energy reveals “Big Battery” plans for South Australia

Adelaide-based ZEN Energy renews calls for electricity market rule changes as it reveals plans to develop a between 50-150MWh battery storage project in SA.

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Shorten attacks Coalition for energy "vandalism", affirms 50% target

Shorten attacks Coalition for energy “vandalism”, affirms 50% target

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has accused the Coalition government of policy vandalism on energy, and committed to an emissions intensity scheme that he insists will deliver Labor’s target of 50 per cent renewables in the country’s electricity system by 2030. In a landmark speech at the Bloomberg headquarters in Sydney on Thursday, Shorten said Australia should […]

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Tesla says Model 3 electric sedan on track, but results back in red

Tesla says Model 3 electric sedan on track, but results back in red

US EV and battery maker says mass-market Model 3 electric sedan on schedule to begin production in July.

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California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

As regulators consider strict new guidelines for Australian home battery installations, US battery maker SimpliPhi is making its move, keen to promote the key strengths of its proprietary technology – safety, reliability and flexibility.

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German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen hopes to use its new solar and storage “free” electricity deal to muscle in on Australia’s peaking power market.

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Big solar market headed for "huge" 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Big solar market headed for “huge” 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Climate Council confirms solar now cheapest new power generation, predicts huge year for big solar – not to mention solar and battery storage.

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Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Industry and govt set to pilot Decentralised Energy Exchange – “deX” – for trading locally generated and stored rooftop solar power to support the grid.

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This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

The installation oatthe Longyangxia Dam Solar Park currently has the capacity to generate 850 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power roughly 140,000 U.S. homes.

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How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

Biggest challenge in moving to 100% renewable energy will be meeting the 2-3 hours of peak demand during evenings. This will require a mix of different technologies and strategies.

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Why new coal? Solar towers + storage beats it on all counts

Why new coal? Solar towers + storage beats it on all counts

Developers of solar tower and storage technology lays down challenge to proposed new “clean” coal plants, saying their technology wins on price, flexibility, fuel costs and emissions.

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Victoria ends Big Solar drought with 320MW new capacity by 2018

Victoria ends Big Solar drought with 320MW new capacity by 2018

Work set to begin on three 100MW solar farms near Mildura – the state’s largest, and possibly first, large-scale projects.