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Network operator sees no future for generators, retailers

Network operator sees no future for generators, retailers

Operator of one of Australia’s biggest networks says solar, battery storage and micro grids means the business models of centralised generators and retailers will be made redundant. In other words, no long term future for Origin, AGL or EnergyAustralia. The future is local, and that is bad news for coal, gas and nuclear.

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Enphase says solar + storage market 'infinite', ahead of Oz battery pilot

Enphase says solar + storage market ‘infinite’, ahead of Oz battery pilot

Enphase CEO Paul Nahi explains why Australia will be a testing ground for its game-changing solar + energy storage system; says carbon pricing inevitable.

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Battery storage to make reserve coal plants redundant

Battery storage to make reserve coal plants redundant

The new battery reacts within a fraction of a second, far faster than conventional plants can with their rotating masses.

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Morgan Stanley: fixed charges on solar may cause ‘tipping point’ for grid defection

Morgan Stanley: fixed charges on solar may cause ‘tipping point’ for grid defection

Could adding fixed grid charges to the bills of solar customers encourage more people to ditch their utility?

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SunPower sees storage in commercial market in 2015

SunPower sees storage in commercial market in 2015

SunPower has flagged the introduction of battery storage into the commercial market in 2015 in Australia, as it looks to rapidly expand its home energy service offerings.

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Rise of prosumer: Will homeowners be more important than power plants?

Rise of prosumer: Will homeowners be more important than power plants?

A new report concludes that policymakers and regulators are not prepared for consumer empowerment on the grid.

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Three possible business models for distributed storage

Three possible business models for distributed storage

With more houses using distributed PV with battery storage but still needing a utility, how will distributed storage integrate into the current market?

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Energy storage market set to 'explode'

Energy storage market set to ‘explode’

Report predicts global energy storage market will ‘explode’ to annual installation size of 6GW in 2017 and over 40GW by 2022.

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Battery storage: From marijuana plantations to grid changers

Battery storage: From marijuana plantations to grid changers

The SolarCity/Tesla partnership has made solar and battery storage sexy. But the product is not new; others have been doing it for years.

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Small scale battery storage costs tipped to fall quickly

Battery storage costs are falling much faster than predicted, providing benefits to consumers and network operators.

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The long term storage challenge – batteries not included

The long term storage challenge – batteries not included

There is a lot of focus on the ability of battery storage to shift peaks and store energy for hours, or even days. But energy systems with high renewables penetration will need longer term solutions – hydrogen, compressed air, pumped hydro are three technologies being looked at in Australia and elsewhere.