NSW looks to create 200MW virtual power plant, suggesting homes with solar and smart storage can earn up to $1,000 a year by providing services at times of grid stress in heatwaves.
Territory Generation unveils 5MW battery in “solar capital” of Alice Springs that is likely to deliver pay-back within four years.
Latest Lazard report shows wind and solar now beating existing and fully depreciated fossil fuel generators on costs, and battery storage is also falling.
Nexif Energy inks deal with Fluence to install a 10MW/10MWh battery storage system at its 212MW Lincoln Gap Wind Farm near Port Augusta.
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.