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Batteries vs pumped storage hydropower – a place for both?

Batteries vs pumped storage hydropower – a place for both?

Two very different storage technologies – one old, one new; one that takes years to build, one that can be built ‘within 100 days (or it’s free)’. How else do they differ, and is there a place for both?

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Coalition wants wind, solar forced to match each MW with storage

Coalition wants wind, solar forced to match each MW with storage

Coalition may require new solar and wind farms to match each megawatt of capacity with a megawatt hour of energy storage to “level playing field” with coal.

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Big switch: Distributed energy to overtake centralised power by 2018

Big switch: Distributed energy to overtake centralised power by 2018

Distributed energy additions like to overtake centralised plant in 2018, with 320GW large scale fossil fuel plants now not likely to be built.

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Solar PV could provide 30% of power needs by 2030, ARENA says

Solar PV could provide 30% of power needs by 2030, ARENA says

ARENA says solar PV could account for 30% of Australia’s power needs by 2030, as it unveils its new investment priorities – storage and reliability, solar innovation, energy productivity and renewable energy exports. Also, expect an announcement on solar thermal soon.

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Split decision: Can utilities keep fossil fuel assets while chasing renewables?

Split decision: Can utilities keep fossil fuel assets while chasing renewables?

As the cost of solar, storage and wind continue to fall, the pressure on utility business models and their so-called “parenting advantage” will increase significantly.

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Spinning carbon capture and storage as cheaper than renewables

Spinning carbon capture and storage as cheaper than renewables

Supporters of carbon capture plants on coal power stations are seeking to sell the story they are cheaper than renewables – despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.

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The $1.2 billion saving Australia's electricity rule-maker just knocked back

The $1.2 billion saving Australia’s electricity rule-maker just knocked back

The governing body for our energy market, the Australian Energy Market Commission, has just missed a major opportunity to modernise our electricity networks.

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Storage as “second revolution” driving interest in Australian renewables

Storage as “second revolution” driving interest in Australian renewables

Germany’s BayWa becomes latest to tap demand for battery storage in Australian solar market.

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Storage, electric vehicles and the power market linkages

Storage, electric vehicles and the power market linkages

Batteries were the runaway winner last week as the UK published the results of its contest to provide power that can be dispatched quickly.

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Adelaide family hopes to “zero bills” with solar and storage

Adelaide family hopes to “zero bills” with solar and storage

SA family installs state’s first Fronius battery system, adding 6kWh storage to 10kW rooftop solar, with help from Adelaide City Council grant.