Battery/Storage

NT completes 10MW solar roll-out to 25 remote indigenous communities

Australia's largest integration of solar – and one 2MWh battery storage system – with off-grid power stations across 25 remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory has been completed.

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Barwon Water taps battery storage, boosts solar farm capacity to 3MW

Victorian utility is tripling the size of its flagship solar farm, and building a new solar and battery storage plant, in bid to source 100% of its electricity from renewables by 2025.

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AusNet: We’ve been overwhelmed by the solar rush, and we’ve made mistakes

Making sure Victoria's network can cope with residential demand for batteries and solar is a complicated business – but we're not sitting on our hands.

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AusNet hints at online error as solar, battery rejections spark industry anger

As concern grows that solar and battery storage is being blocked in some parts of Victoria, AusNet says efforts to fast-track the customer connection process may have caused some applications to be wrongly rejected.

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Are solar export limitations blocking home battery storage in Victoria?

Households in eastern Victoria wishing to be energy self-sufficient by investing in solar and battery storage are being blocked by AusNet’s grid connection rules.

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Home hydrogen storage for rooftop solar? UNSW team says it’s coming in 2020

UNSW and Tamworth company H2Store win investor support for hydrogen storage that could be applied to home solar storage by late 2020.

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Australia installs its first solar farm in Antarctica – a 30kW vertical array

Desert-based renewables outfit Masdar helps install Australia's first Antarctic solar array – a 105 panel system mounted on a wall at the Casey research station.

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New rooftop solar, battery connection standards: What do they mean? Who needs to know?

New standards guiding rooftop solar and battery storage installs across the NEM have been released by the ENA. But are they good, bad or indifferent for consumers and industry? And what will they actually do? We ask the ENA and the CEC for some answers.

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Renewable microgrids: For preventing climate change, and powering through it

Catastrophic wildfires in California have prompted a new approach to power, starting with a microgrid that can isolate from the grid and power the fire department.

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NT councils offered grants to install solar, EV chargers, batteries

Northern Territory Labor government opens $2m grant scheme to encourage councils to move to better energy efficient infrastructure and reduce costs to consumers and taxpayers.

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