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Will 2017 be last stand of clean energy technology deniers?

Will 2017 be last stand of clean energy technology deniers?

Two major forces stand opposed in 2017. One is the falling cost of solar, wind, storage and other smart controls – heralding an “unstoppable” energy transition away from centralised, polluting fossil fuel plants. The other is political.

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Tesla, Trump and South Australia: The top clean energy and climate stories of 2016

Tesla, Trump and South Australia: The top clean energy and climate stories of 2016

Tesla was the dominant news force in 2016. The other big themes were battery storage, the price falls in wind and solar, the big shift from centralised energy, and politics, politics, politics.

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Coal closures: Will utility margins rise where the sun don't shine?

Coal closures: Will utility margins rise where the sun don’t shine?

JP Morgan say that with rapid coal generation closure, AGL may be worth more than the market currently thinks. But maybe not.

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Younicos to design 49MW battery solution to UK's largest storage project

Younicos to design 49MW battery solution to UK’s largest storage project

Younicos will design and supply a 49 MWlithium-ion battery storage system located at a former gas and coal power plant in northern England.

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Graph Of The Day - Powerwall 2 warranty is under 9 years for most households if cycled once per day

Graph Of The Day – Powerwall 2 warranty is under 9 years for most households if cycled once per day

For many households, the Powerwall 2 warranty is likely to last for under 9 years, rather than the full 10 years I was expecting.

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Graph of the Day - Tesla Powerwall 2 way ahead of competition on price

Graph of the Day – Tesla Powerwall 2 way ahead of competition on price

Today’s graph shows both versions of the Powerwall 2 are well ahead of the closest competition on price, beating its closest rivals by one third.

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Sweden will offer 60% subsidy for residential battery storage costs

Sweden will offer 60% subsidy for residential battery storage costs

Sweden has announced a government subsidy that will cover 60% of the cost of installing a residential energy storage system.

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Tesla Powerwall 2 battery storage opens for orders in Australia

Tesla Powerwall 2 battery storage opens for orders in Australia

Tesla’s 14kWh Powerwall 2 batteries open for order in Australia, with installations set to begin in Feb 2017 – just as 100s of thousands of solar households lose their premium FiT.

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Battery storage may have started mass market take-up in Australia

Battery storage may have started mass market take-up in Australia

The huge success of a community-based program encouraging solar and battery storage uptake in Australian homes and businesses suggests the battery storage sector may be in the early stages of mass-market uptake. And that’s not all it tells us.

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Panasonic launches 5.3kWh battery onto Australian residential market

Panasonic launches 5.3kWh battery onto Australian residential market

Panasonic’s new 5.3kWh lithium-ion batteries will be available to Australian households from December.

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Battery-charged disruption risks leaving fossil industry – and Australia – in its dust

Battery-charged disruption risks leaving fossil industry – and Australia – in its dust

The Turnbull government’s strategy of letting technology push come to policy shove is putting key Australian industries at risk, according to a new report which says battery storage could displace traditional energy players “far more rapidly than anticipated.”