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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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Solar plus storage beats out "cheap" gas to serve evening peaks

Solar plus storage beats out “cheap” gas to serve evening peaks

First Solar bid for solar and storage peaking power plant in Arizona beats out “cheap” gas and sets new milestone for dispatchable renewables.

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"State's biggest" solar + battery storage microgid to power SA Produce Markets

“State’s biggest” solar + battery storage microgid to power SA Produce Markets

A $10.5m microgid combining 2.5MW solar PV, 4.2MWh of Tesla battery packs, 2.5MW diesel generator will power SA wholesale fruit and vege market, save stall holders $500k a year.

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Tasmania Libs propose solar + battery microgrid ahead of election

Tasmania Libs propose solar + battery microgrid ahead of election

Tasmania’s Liberal government promises to boost state energy security with $200k solar and battery storage “microgrid,” if re-elected.

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Whyalla steel city goes green with 1GW of solar and storage

Whyalla steel city goes green with 1GW of solar and storage

UK billionaire Sanjeev Gupta moves to transform his Whyalla steel business into a renewable energy power-house, with 1,000MW of solar and storage that will slash his energy bills by 40% and will likely be repeated in Victoria and NSW.

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Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Western Power pilot shows stand-alone solar + battery + diesel systems 15 times more reliable than grid, and could save $300 million in avoided network upgrade costs – but only if rules are change changed to allow the systems to be rolled out.

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As one home heads off grid... many more are choosing not to connect

As one home heads off grid… many more are choosing not to connect

One home in the heart of the Latrobe Valley goes off grid. But more than half of the new homes in the area are not even bothering to connect to the network in the first place, using rooftop PV and storage to look after their own needs.

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Solar and battery storage to power Victorian coal mine museum

Solar and battery storage to power Victorian coal mine museum

In neat illustration of the clean energy transition, a Victorian NGO has won state government funding to power a historic coal mine site with solar and battery storage.

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WA garnet miner to build 3MW solar, wind, battery storage plant

WA garnet miner to build 3MW solar, wind, battery storage plant

GMA Garnet in WA becomes latest Australian big energy user to turn to renewables and battery storage for a cheaper, more reliable power supply.

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WA national park taken off-grid by local network

WA national park taken off-grid by local network

Horizon Power’s stand-alone power project taking Fitzgerald River National Park off-grid with solar, battery storage and back-up diesel.

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How the new solar standard will affect households – like mine

How the new solar standard will affect households – like mine

Drawing from personal experience, a look at what the new national standard for solar installation could mean for home solar and battery plans.