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Home battery storage uptake tripled in 2017 in Australia, as costs tumble

Home battery storage uptake tripled in 2017 in Australia, as costs tumble

New report suggests household battery storage set to boom in Australia, with uptake predicted to have tripled in 2017, and costs of the key technology expected to halve in less than seven years.

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GOP congressman powers his off-grid solar home with Tesla battery

GOP congressman powers his off-grid solar home with Tesla battery

Republican Congressman, a libertarian and a climate denier, lives off-grid with solar and storage, and even owns a Tesla Model S electric vehicle.

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SA Water to install 6MW of solar PV in quest to cut power costs – to zero

SA Water to install 6MW of solar PV in quest to cut power costs – to zero

SA water utility to install 6MW of rooftop PV in effort to cut annual electricity costs from around $55m to $0 by 2020.

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Speed of Tesla big battery leaves rule-makers struggling to catch up

Speed of Tesla big battery leaves rule-makers struggling to catch up

Tesla big battery’s dramatic intervention after Loy Yang trip, and a separate 0-100MW injection in just 140 milliseconds, illustrates yawning gap between technologies and market rules. The future is here, but market rule makers are not ready for it.

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What is the Tesla big battery actually selling? It's not just energy

What is the Tesla big battery actually selling? It’s not just energy

Tesla big battery is starting to play more in the energy markets, but it has also been active in the less visible “services” market. Smarter, quicker, cheaper and cleaner than gas.

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Battery of the Nation worthy of national significance

Battery of the Nation worthy of national significance

Battery of the Nation would double Tasmania’s renewable energy capacity from 2,500MW to about 5,000MW, through a combination of pumped hydro storage development, private wind power development, and boosting the efficiency of existing hydropower assets.

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Battery swapping will drive India’s electric car revolution

Battery swapping will drive India’s electric car revolution

The global electric vehicle revolution will be bottom up, and developing countries like India will lead it.

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Politics be damned – consumers jump aboard the energy revolution

Politics be damned – consumers jump aboard the energy revolution

Australian energy politics might have reached peak stupid, but Australia’s energy revolution – led by innovators and incumbents alike, all focused on delivering smarter, cheaper power – is just hitting its stride. And consumers are getting into it.

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Redflow chooses Thailand for battery factory

Redflow chooses Thailand for battery factory

Australian battery company Redflow Limited has today announced it has established a company in Thailand to manage production of its zinc-bromine flow batteries in South East Asia.

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Father and son Australian company develops solar-powered drone

Father and son Australian company develops solar-powered drone

Light-weight new drone features standard solar cells, encapsulated in composite material without losing efficiency.

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Scientists develop spit-powered battery

Scientists develop spit-powered battery

You can make a battery out of a lemon, a tomato, an orange or a stack of pennies. And now you can make a battery using spit.