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Category: South Australian Government

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Australia's biggest solar farm switches on in Port Augusta

Australia’s biggest solar farm switches on in Port Augusta

The 220MW Bungala solar farm – Australia’s largest – begins production, signalling a milestone for the transformation of Port Augusta into a renewable energy hub.

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The stunning numbers behind success of Tesla big battery

The stunning numbers behind success of Tesla big battery

Tesla big battery accounts for just 2% of capacity in South Australia’s ancillary services market, but in just four months it has grabbed a 55% market share and slashed prices by 90%.

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Infigen looks to add big battery to Lake Bonney wind farm

Infigen looks to add big battery to Lake Bonney wind farm

Infigen cites success of Tesla big battery in proposal for 25MW/52MWh battery addition to its Lake Bonney wind farm.

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SolarReserve may add 70MW solar farm to Port Augusta solar tower

SolarReserve may add 70MW solar farm to Port Augusta solar tower

SolarReserve may add up to 70MW of solar PV to world-leading solar tower and storage project to boost output at peak times and reduce purchases from grid.

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South Australia solar market slump blamed on Liberals policy void

South Australia solar market slump blamed on Liberals policy void

South Australia rooftop solar market falls sharply in April, confirming reports from solar retailers who blame uncertainty caused by policy cloud of new Liberal government.

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Musk says Tesla's next big battery will be eight times bigger

Musk says Tesla’s next big battery will be eight times bigger

Elon Musk says Tesla hopes to announce a battery installation 8 times bigger than the current big battery within a few months, and is working on Powerwall backlog.

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Tesla, Enphase lift household battery storage prices

Tesla, Enphase lift household battery storage prices

The price of household battery storage is defying hopes and expectations of significant price falls, with two of the leading manufacturers – Tesla and Enphase  – quietly lifting their prices in recent months.

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SA Water plans 152MW solar, 35MWh storage to slash bills to zero

SA Water plans 152MW solar, 35MWh storage to slash bills to zero

SA Water plans to install 152MW solar PV and 35MWh of storage by 2020 to slash its electricity bill, previously forecast to reach $55 million, to zero.

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States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States quickly agree on approval for more work to be done on National Energy Guarantee. But concerns remain about the emissions target, and new analysis that suggests the electricity sector is being asked to address just 5 per cent of required reductions.

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South Australia urged to re-think household battery storage

South Australia urged to re-think household battery storage

Plans for sonnen manufacturing base in South Australia at stake as new state government urged to rethink support for household battery storage.

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Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

“Even if the Energy Security Board gives Malcolm Turnbull a Rolls Royce model of energy policy, it’s not going to be of much use to the country if he immediately seeks to put it in the garage and lock it up for 10 years.”