ACT energy minister convinces state, federal counterparts to factor in emissions, push battery storage and coal plant retirement.
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New 6.4kWh system from LG Chem brings costs at top end of the range down towards $1,000kWh, reinforcing the growing wedge between solar and storage and grid prices.
The Greens leader chose to go off-grid 10 years ago, largely because of the huge costs of connecting his then weekender to the grid.
Labor has picked a winner by adopting a long-term renewable energy target, and pushing rooftop solar and battery storage, finally distinguishing itself from the hard right Coalition government. A new poll suggests a clear majority want a renewable target of at least 50%, and many in regional areas want to go to 100% by 2030.
RenewEconomy introduces new consumer-focused publication, One Step Off The Grid – helping households, businesses and communities navigate energy revolution.
Ergon Energy looks at buy-back of export feed-in tariffs – and offer of battery storage – to shift load away from evening peaks, and save on grid upgrades.
Ergon Energy seeks 200MW of large-scale solar to meet its RET obligation and boost its regional grid. The Queensland utility is also accelerating its push into battery storage, electric vehicles and a charging network.
Leading BNEF analyst says solar + storage unstoppable, because they are already cheaper for Australian households to install than electricity from the grid.
ESAA report finds off-grid distributed energy better for edge-of-grid customers, & could save networks tens of millions in avoided ‘poles-and-wires’ costs.