Households

Origin Energy trials solar trading with blockchain start-up Power Ledger

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Origin Energy will trial peer-to-peer solar energy trading using the blockchain-based platform of Perth start-up Power Ledger.

Households

ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

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ACT government opens third competitive grants round, in a $4m extension of its home battery storage subsidisation scheme.

Households

Battery storage uptake by households surges as grid costs soar

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New data shows home battery storage installations set to treble in 2017, even without a price fall. Once the technology gets cheaper, says SunWiz, batteries will be as ‘common as the backyard pool.’

Businesses

Brisbane Airport rolls out massive 6MW solar project

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Huge 6MW solar upgrade at Brisbane Airport will supply 18% of electricity needs and save around $1m a year on energy bills.

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Communities

WA council to install 200kW solar system at aquatic centre, save $73k a year

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City of Mandurah to save around $73,000 a year on power costs with the installation of a 200kW solar system at sports and aquatic centre.

Off-Grid

Video: How off-grid solar and storage can be used in on-grid buildings

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Worried about getting stuck in a lift due to unreliable grid power? This Tajikistan office building found a pretty simple – and reliable – solution.

Off-Grid

Hurricane Harvey creates new abnormal for the electric grid

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Stories are emerging about microgrids and distributed energy systems keeping critical services up and running despite Hurricane Harvey’s best efforts to do them in.

Off-Grid

Hybrid office building in Adelaide cuts cord to electricity grid

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Fluid Solar’s Adelaide HQ – powered by a combination of thermal and battery storage, along with solar PV and wind energy – has cut its connection to the grid in what its owners claim to be a world first.

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Solar Insiders Podcast September 6

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Solar jumps 6GW benchmark; and why, some solar mea-culpas, and some crazy stories that illustrate why consumers struggle to understand their energy needs.

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Solar Insiders Podcast August 23

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Giles Parkinson and Nigel Morris discuss the fire risks in rooftop solar systems, and some dodgy sales practices for solar panels and battery storage.

Households

Battery storage: Who’s leading on quality and brand recognition?

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Tesla and LG Chem are leading the battery storage market in terms of brand recognition, but the issue of quality throws up some other names.

Households

When energy bills are hurting, only one thing makes sense

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As consumers stare down the barrel of big energy bill increases, there is one thing they can do. It’s what 1.6 million Australian households have done already. It’s simple, it’s good, and it actually works.

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