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 CEO Paul Nahi explains why Australia will be a testing ground for its game-changing solar + energy storage system; says carbon pricing inevitable.
The new battery reacts within a fraction of a second, far faster than conventional plants can with their rotating masses.
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.
Battery storage costs are falling much faster than predicted, providing benefits to consumers and network operators.
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.