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California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

As regulators consider strict new guidelines for Australian home battery installations, US battery maker SimpliPhi is making its move, keen to promote the key strengths of its proprietary technology – safety, reliability and flexibility.

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German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen hopes to use its new solar and storage “free” electricity deal to muscle in on Australia’s peaking power market.

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How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

Biggest challenge in moving to 100% renewable energy will be meeting the 2-3 hours of peak demand during evenings. This will require a mix of different technologies and strategies.

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Contrasting fortunes in Japanese and Indian solar

Contrasting fortunes in Japanese and Indian solar

Falling solar costs deflate Japanese solar panel manufacturers, boost prospects for India market. China moves forward on carbon market.

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Crisis, what crisis? How smart solar can protect our vulnerable power grids

Crisis, what crisis? How smart solar can protect our vulnerable power grids

The massive potential for local generation to actually improve the quality of our power, rather than hinder it is not properly understood.

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A gentle reminder: CST power plants with 10+ hours of built in storage are available now

A gentle reminder: CST power plants with 10+ hours of built in storage are available now

Solar thermal (CST) is a mature and available technology that possesses precisely the attributes that people are arguing need to be added or retained in our electricity system.

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Winaico extends product warranty to 15 years, touts high-temperature performance

Winaico extends product warranty to 15 years, touts high-temperature performance

Taiwanese PV module manufacturer Winaico has extended its module product warranty to 15 years – extending it by five years.

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China completes 200 MW solar facility on top of fish farm

China completes 200 MW solar facility on top of fish farm

The Hangzhou-based company invested approximately 1.8 billion yuan ($262.6 million) in the project, which spans about 299.5 hectares.

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2017 to mark "transformational" year for large scale solar in Australia

2017 to mark “transformational” year for large scale solar in Australia

SERA predicts $1.3 billion in large scale solar investment set for 2017 will be surpassed by close to $2 billion in 2018.

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Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Spot electricity prices have gone through the stratosphere this summer, particularly in Queensland where average prices have been more than double of renewable energy leader South Australia.

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Blockchain + Energy… why all the fuss?

Blockchain + Energy… why all the fuss?

It feels like every other day there’s at least one new article touting blockchain as “the next big thing in energy.” But the blockchain is a bit of an esoteric concept to most of us. So, what is it?