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Solar's trillion-dollar market: Driven by EVs, microgrids and cost parity for storage

Solar’s trillion-dollar market: Driven by EVs, microgrids and cost parity for storage

Solar is expected to be a $US1 trillion market within five years, driven by EV uptake, micro-grids and corporate purchases, and as unsubsidised solar and storage reaches cost parity with the grid in most major markets.

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NSW launches home battery guide, as race to "plug hole" threatens industry

NSW launches home battery guide, as race to “plug hole” threatens industry

New South Wales issues set of home battery storage guidelines, as industry warns against “jumping to an endgame” on safety.

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Conservatives go completely nuts over battery storage

Conservatives go completely nuts over battery storage

The Tesla big battery storage array in South Australia signals a major pivot point for Australia’s energy future, but the response of conservatives shows they are not having a bar of it, and their renewable energy target remains 100 per cent ignorance.

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Can Elon Musk's battery storage plant smash Australia's gas cartel?

Can Elon Musk’s battery storage plant smash Australia’s gas cartel?

Elon Musk and Tesla’s big battery is breaking open the gas cartel. New analysis shows margins for the big utilities will jump $2 billion over next three years because they control market bidding. Battery storage developers like Tesla and Sonnen will change that.

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Sonnen battery storage plan to take utilities "out of business"

Sonnen battery storage plan to take utilities “out of business”

Sonnen offers grid power for homes with solar and battery storage for a fixed annual fee as low as $360. It says the mobile phone-style plan – that merges peer-to-peer trading and virtual power plants – is designed to take traditional utilities out of business.

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SA Water tenders for solar and battery storage to manage high power prices

SA Water tenders for solar and battery storage to manage high power prices

SA Water Corporation seeks to build grid-connected, rooftop solar PV system of more than 100kW, plus 50kWh battery storage system and “smart controls.”

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Solar pioneer David Mills’ life in the burbs – with PV, two EVs, and battery storage

Solar pioneer David Mills’ life in the burbs – with PV, two EVs, and battery storage

Solar pioneer David Mills says if he can do it, almost anyone can. And by doing “it”, he means powering his house and his two electric vehicles largely through rooftop solar, and storing excess output in battery storage

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Nectar Farms on 100% renewables: “Why would you do it any other way?”

Nectar Farms on 100% renewables: “Why would you do it any other way?”

Vegetable grower Nectar Farms says its decision to use 100% renewable energy for the country’s biggest glasshouse project will deliver major cost savings over traditional use of gas and grid power. “Really, why would you do it any differently,” its CEO says.

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S.A. to announce storage winner, delays EST mechanism

S.A. to announce storage winner, delays EST mechanism

Results for South Australia’s battery storage tender expected in next week, as state government delays introduction of energy security target and may drop it altogether. Meanwhile, Victoria reports “strong” response for its battery storage tender.

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Vector/LG Chem win 5MW battery storage tender for Alice Springs

Vector/LG Chem win 5MW battery storage tender for Alice Springs

Vector wins tender with LG Chem battery storage, which allow significant increase in solar capacity in Alice Springs and a payback in 4 years.

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Batteries vs pumped storage hydropower – a place for both?

Batteries vs pumped storage hydropower – a place for both?

Two very different storage technologies – one old, one new; one that takes years to build, one that can be built ‘within 100 days (or it’s free)’. How else do they differ, and is there a place for both?