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.
Industry-leading effort to harness Australia’s booming behind-the-meter energy resource has begun in earnest this week, with GreenSync’s Decentralised Energy Exchange officially opening for business.
Victoria’s first big battery officially opened, paving way for more renewables and grid services. Developers say costs are falling quickly.
Snowy Hydro to boost capacity allocated under wind and solar tender, and will deliver 2 terrawatt hours of “base-load” renewables at significantly lower prices than the current wholesale market.
The second wave of big batteries – two in Victoria and one in South Australia – are going through the commissioning phase, and should be ready to join the main grid in time for the coming summer.