Ballarat big battery, the first in Victoria, starts charging and discharging activity on the grid.
Kimberley Clean Energy Roadmap reveals 60-90% mix of solar, battery storage and wind power can out-compete diesel or fracked gas on cost across the region.
BloombergNEF says networks and consumers set to drive global energy storage boom worth $A1.7 trillion, as cost of batteries tumbles by 52%.
NSW government announces plans to buy 900 smart battery systems, to help cut state school and hospital electricity costs by up to $40,000 a year.
Macalister Demonstration Farm says 61kW solar install will pay for itself in six years – and opens the door for new benefits and greater productivity.
New study commissioned by ARENA shows Australia is “spoilt for choice” for storage options, and most are are lower cost than thought, and cheaper than fossil fuel alternatives.
New-build, off-grid school north of Perth becomes first in Australia to be powered completely by rooftop solar and battery storage.
University of Wollongong project to test a comparable, low-cost alternative to lithium-ion battery storage – sodium-ion battery packs – is underway.
Sonnen says residential batteries will start rolling off the production line of its South Australian plant starting next month – November 2018.
Tesla says it is increasing production of Powerwall 2 battery storage units to unlock backlog created by its focus on Model 3 EVs.