Battery/Storage

Western Power to install 57 stand-alone solar and battery systems at W.A. farms

Plans to fit 57 regional W.A. properties with stand alone solar and battery storage underway, after three companies signed up to deliver the off-grid power systems.

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SA Water begins 154MW solar roll-out, on path to “net zero” power bills

SA Power Networks subsidiary Enerven awarded contract to deliver SA Water's 154MW solar and 34MWh storage roll-out – putting the utility on track to achieve "net zero" electricity costs by 2020.

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Battery powered home and car: The fossil fuel era is fading

NSW hinterland luxury rental home with 10kW solar, two Tesla Powerwall batteries, and a Model X EV, seeks to demonstrate Tesla's vision of the new energy and transport future. So how does it shape up?

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Redflow zinc-bromine batteries used to help power remote Thai village

Brisbane based Redflow has supplied 10 of its 10kWh zinc-bromine flow batteries as part of a solar microgrid being used to power a remote Thai village.

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Tesla says Powerwall now eligible for S.A. home battery scheme

Tesla's 13.5kWh Powerwall officially declared eligible for South Australia's home battery scheme – although households might have to wait a little while for delivery.

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Will 2019 be the year of the household battery?

With Queensland's solar battery loan scheme "all but exhausted" in just two weeks, and more than 200,000 subsidised batteries on offer through other state and proposed federal schemes, 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the home battery boom.

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Mineral Resources to install big battery at Mt Marion lithium mine

Mineral Resources installs battery at its Mt Marion lithium mine to reduce gas burning, and is looking to hydrogen, more batteries and solar to reduce costs of fossil fuels.

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Santos to convert 56 crude oil pumps to 100% solar and battery storage

Santos kicks off ARENA-backed plans to shift all of its remote crude oil beam pumps to 100% solar and battery storage – a move that would save it 140 barrels of oil a day.

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Canberra Deep Space complex to go solar, as CSIRO launches tender

NASA-owned, CSIRO-operated Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is looking to go solar, via a power purchase agreement and a purpose built large-scale solar farm.

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Household battery storage incentive schemes: What’s available and where

If you pay attention to battery storage and smart distributed energy in Australia, you might have whiplash from the seemingly rapid-fire announcement of government support initiatives over the last few months.

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