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Solar park to drive plastic heliostat development

Solar park to drive plastic heliostat development

A field trial to develop highly efficient solar energy heliostats made from plastic has opened in South Australia.

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SA Libs promise $100m for home battery subsidy scheme

SA Libs promise $100m for home battery subsidy scheme

South Australia opposition promises $100m in grants to help homes to buy and install battery storage in lead-up to state election.

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A year since the SA blackout, who's winning the high-wattage power play?

A year since the SA blackout, who’s winning the high-wattage power play?

It’s a year to the day since the entire state of South Australia was plunged into darkness. And what a year it’s been, for energy policy geeks and political tragics alike.

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Musk gets connection deal for Tesla big battery, and then switches it on

Musk gets connection deal for Tesla big battery, and then switches it on

Tesla signs connection agreement for world’s biggest lithium battery” in South Australia, triggering 100-day countdown. But much of it is already in place and was providing the power for a night-time launch party at the Hornsdale wind farm.

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South Australia leads again as saltwater pumped hydro storage takes shape

South Australia leads again as saltwater pumped hydro storage takes shape

South Australia is ready to lead again, this time with saltwater pumped hydro storage. Here’s an inside look at what is planned.

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Rooftop solar provides  48% of South Australia power, pushing grid demand to record low

Rooftop solar provides 48% of South Australia power, pushing grid demand to record low

Rooftop solar meets 48 per cent of South Australia electricity demand, likely a world record, as the state’s minimum demand hits a record low.

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Rooftop solar pushes South Australia to record low grid demand - in spring!

Rooftop solar pushes South Australia to record low grid demand – in spring!

South Australia has set a new record low for grid electricity demand, thanks to its increasing supply of rooftop solar.

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Graph of the Day: South Australia’s shifting fuel mix

Graph of the Day: South Australia’s shifting fuel mix

After a low-wind month in June, July’s high wind output means very little reliance on Victorian imports and lower exposure to high-priced gas in SA.

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AEMO set to trial wind farm's ability to stabilise S.A. grid

AEMO set to trial wind farm’s ability to stabilise S.A. grid

ARENA, AEMO trial testing 100MW Hornsdale 2 wind farm capability to supply grid stabilising services to NEM slated for October.

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SA's energy policy: five steps forward, two steps back

SA’s energy policy: five steps forward, two steps back

South Australia’s energy security target could increase electricity prices while providing an incentive for power companies to pump out more carbon emissions.

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S.A. could dump gas plans if batteries, demand response deliver

S.A. could dump gas plans if batteries, demand response deliver

South Australia has given itself the option to cancel installation of permanent government-owned gas generators. The huge response to ARENA’s demand response EOI, and new storage projects, make it hard to see why new plant is needed once next two summers negotiated.