Battery/Storage

Five things I’ve learned about solar and storage

Three months after installing rooftop solar and battery storage on the 30-yar-old home I bought early last year, there is absolutely no doubt it has made a huge difference to the nature of my bills, the source of my energy, and the way I use it.

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Top 5 residential solar and battery storage tips for consumers in 2017

As 2016 draws to an end, rooftop solar in Australia is experiencing another boom – this time with warnings. So here's a list of some top tips for consumers of residential solar and battery storage, gathered from the observations and recommendations of industry players and experts.

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SAPN completes battery installs for northern Adelaide solar + storage trial

SA Power Networks installs the last of 100 battery storage systems in northern Adelaide VPP trial – the largest actually commissioned, for now, in Australia.

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World’s largest virtual power plant trial a big hit with SA consumers

AGL Energy says SA virtual power plant well ahead of schedule after 150 first round battery systems snapped up by consumers.

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What’s a partial off-grid solar plus storage system?

Going partially off-grid is a smart alternative for homes who want to become completely energy self sufficient. So how's it done?

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Households will power half the grid by 2050, networks admit

Report from Australia's main network lobby and CSIRO suggests that by 2050, nearly half of all future generation – and storage – will be on site in homes, business and communities.

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Sonnen doubles sales as Australia battery storage market takes off

Sonnenbatterie says sales in Australia have doubled and it is now the biggest market outside Europe for the German premium battery storage developer. And even at the top end, prices have fallen to be comparable with grid costs.

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Re-use or recycle? The billion-dollar EV battery question

By 2035, batteries from retired EVs are expected to be worth tens of billions of dollars – and a big part of microgrids of the future. So how should we best use them?

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Peer-to-peer solar trading kicks off at WA housing development

Australia’s first residential solar electricity sharing market is underway, with the launch of Power Ledger's world leading P2P trading platform at the White Gum Valley housing project in WA.

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Tesla unveils solar island, in first bite at global microgrid market

Tesla and SolarCity have unveiled their first microgrid project – 1.4MW solar PV plus 6MWh of Tesla battery storage on the American Samoa island of Ta'u.

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