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Tesla ‘virtual power plant’ second best to real people power

Tesla ‘virtual power plant’ second best to real people power

The SA Tesla VPP may not be the most cost-effective solution to our electricity system’s needs.

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Tesla battery + solar now "significantly cheaper" than grid power

Tesla battery + solar now “significantly cheaper” than grid power

Just 14 months ago, the writing was on the wall for grid-only electricity supply. Turns out the gap between grid only and PV+battery+grid is growing much more quickly than we imagined.

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AEMO looks forward. Where does AEMC look?

AEMO looks forward. Where does AEMC look?

AEMO has been a breath of fresh air in 2017. It’s a shame that while AEMO is looking forward, the AEMC is looking the other way. Leadership matters.

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Six factors that make battery storage add up for households

Six factors that make battery storage add up for households

New Queensland study based on a series of home battery storage trials gives some insight into what can make batteries interesting for households, what might motivate them, and how the network might use these assets into the future.

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Australia to lead storage boom, as home batteries become "ubiquitous"

Australia to lead storage boom, as home batteries become “ubiquitous”

BNEF report names Australia among 8 countries to lead global energy storage boom, with market forecast to double six times over between now and 2030.

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New Finkel report finds no need to panic about energy storage

New Finkel report finds no need to panic about energy storage

New Finkel report says energy storage important, and represents a huge opportunity for Australia, but there is no reason to panic. Even at 50% wind and solar the need for storage is modest, and much could come from households.

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Redflow aims for 250 batteries per month from Thailand

Redflow aims for 250 batteries per month from Thailand

ASX-listed Redflow announced last month that it has started installing battery production equipment at its new factory in Thailand, putting it on track to commence initial operation by the end of this year.

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Batteries are energy on tap - but who owns the tap?

Batteries are energy on tap – but who owns the tap?

It’s been a bit of a free-for-all up till now, but the regulatory regime seems to be developing in a way that should benefit consumers and renewables in the long run.

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Consumers see solar and battery storage as key to cutting bills

Consumers see solar and battery storage as key to cutting bills

Poll reveals batteries could soon be as “common as dishwashers” in Australian homes, in race to cut power bills with solar and storage.

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Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind

Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind

The US EV and battery maker has teamed up with Deepwater Wind to create the largest offshore wind farm with large-scale storage.

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Politically charged: do you know where your batteries come from?

Politically charged: do you know where your batteries come from?

People are excited about batteries are forgetting one important issue: the raw materials needed to build this technology – where they come from and their environmental cost.