Australia now has a standard for residential battery storage installations. We look at what it means for customers, and installers.
Strict new standards predicted to make household battery storage “really hard, really complicated and really expensive,” and will likely put a massive brake on demand.
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.
AGL chooses Tesla, LG Chem and SolarEdge as its new technology plants for virtual power plant in South Australia, much to relief of customers waiting for more than six months for their installation.
Further rises in Australia’s already ridiculously high grid prices, South Australian incentives, and the first battery storage manufacturing plant in the country suggest the battery storage market is about to take off.
Vector wins tender with LG Chem battery storage, which allow significant increase in solar capacity in Alice Springs and a payback in 4 years.
Victoria battery storage tender attracts more than 100 proposals, outstripping even the phenomenal response to South Australia tender. Meanwhile, changes to obscure rules that could encourage more storage and demand response become a mainstream issue.
South Australia wants expressions of interest in 100MW battery storage tender within 2 weeks, as more players throw hat in the ring.
LG Chem says that solar and battery storage is already beating grid power in most states.
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.