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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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A month in, Tesla's SA battery is surpassing expectations

A month in, Tesla’s SA battery is surpassing expectations

A month into operation, the Tesla lithium-ion battery at Neoen wind farm in Hornsdale, South Australia is already providing essential grid services.

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Why South Australia must, and will, lead world on renewables

Why South Australia must, and will, lead world on renewables

Opening of Tesla big battery this week illustrates how South Australia’s system black actually accelerated the shift to a clean energy future. The state is likely to double its renewable capacity, and lead the world on storage. It’s an inspiring story.

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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.