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How an outback town proposes to switch off fossil fuels

How an outback town proposes to switch off fossil fuels

The outback town Coober Pedy in remote South Australia will be able to turn off its fossil fuel generators for at least half of the year.

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Why battery system costs may fall 3x faster than solar PV

Why battery system costs may fall 3x faster than solar PV

The big question for global energy markets will be how quickly battery storage costs can fall. Will they match the cost reductions of solar PV? Australian-backed battery technology technology group Sunverge says they will, up to three times faster.

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Developers to use storage to keep new housing estates off grid

Developers to use storage to keep new housing estates off grid

South Australia, which already gets around 40 per cent of its electricity supply from wind and solar, is supporting the idea of using battery storage so new housing estates do not need to be connected to the grid. Ultimately, this will save everyone money.

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SunEdison CEO talks acquisitions, storage and emerging markets

SunEdison CEO talks acquisitions, storage and emerging markets

The head of the world’s biggest renewable energy developer points to much more activity in battery storage and international markets.

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Tech guru Simon Hackett installs storage to take office complex off-grid

Tech guru Simon Hackett installs storage to take office complex off-grid

Technology entrepreneur Simon Hackett has a Tesla. Now he wants to take his Adelaide tech business off-grid, with the help of solar and Redflow energy storage.

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Redflow to fast-track battery storage for homes and miners

Redflow to fast-track battery storage for homes and miners

Australian battery storage maker Redflow to target residential and mining markets after cost reductions take cost of storage close to grid tariffs. Predicts grid may be relegated to role of back-up.

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Tesla gears up for charge into home battery storage market

Tesla gears up for charge into home battery storage market

Tesla Motors, the electric vehicle company throwing down a major challenge to the global motor industry, says it is now looking to become a front-runner in energy storage in a major challenge to the traditional electric utility business model.

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UK distribution utility makes the business case for battery storage

UK distribution utility makes the business case for battery storage

UK Power Networks reveals the cost of its pilot storage project designed to offset traditional grid hardening.

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AGL Energy says battery storage “already interesting”

AGL Energy says battery storage “already interesting”

AGL says battery storage already an “interesting” proposition for energy consumers, predicts massive change in energy markets.

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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.