Solar tax criticised by Tesla and Enphase, the makers of battery technologies the proposal is supposed to support, while networks baulk at removing zero export limits.
EU unveils plans for at least 6 gigawatts of renewable electrolyser capacity by 2024 and 40GW, producing 10 million tonnes, by 2030.
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.
India is powering the growth of solar with its ambitious targets for clean energy and is expected to be ranked as the world’s third largest solar market in 2017. Enphase plans to support this rapid growth with the opening of its Bangalore R&D center.
Global battery storage companies prepare to fight proposed Australian standards that could effectively ban battery storage from homes and garages, and put major dent into Australia’s claims of being first mass-market for the technology.
Draft guidelines to be released by Standards Australia suggest lithium-ion battery storage devices like Tesla Powerwalls should be banned from inside homes and garages, and only installed in separate “kiosks” or bunkers. It threatens to bring the industry to a halt.
Enphase says orders for its first battery storage offering have jumped to more than 70,000 units as households come off premium solar feed-in tariffs.
Our cost of energy charts for battery storage suggest Tesla is now in the middle of the pack, Enphase looks relatively cheap and none of them is cheap enough.
Here’s a summary of new batteries and new energy storage systems that have been announced in Australia in June and July 2016.
Solaray selected for Australian-first project to install 30kW of solar and 43.2kWh of Enphase li-ion battery storage at student housing co-op.