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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.

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States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

Some states and electric power companies are rolling out a new weapon against fossil fuels — giant batteries.

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Reform to "anti-Demand Management" regulations would cut power costs

Reform to “anti-Demand Management” regulations would cut power costs

New study finds smarter electricity network regulation would improve reliability, reduce emissions and cut power bills for energy users.

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Batteries are sexy and synchronous, but will energy ministers trust them?

Batteries are sexy and synchronous, but will energy ministers trust them?

SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis is still weighing up how much faith he can put into battery storage to manage the grid.