Battery/Storage

If lithium-ion batteries are banned from homes, why not EVs?

A focus on the safety of home battery storage products is welcomed by industry, but standards should be based on data and testing.

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Queensland regulators want battery storage out of homes, garages

Queensland regulators suggest all battery storage devices be put inside separate enclosures, and not inside homes or garages. Installation costs could soar.

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California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

As regulators consider strict new guidelines for Australian home battery installations, US battery maker SimpliPhi is making its move, keen to promote the key strengths of its proprietary technology – safety, reliability and flexibility.

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German battery maker to offer “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen hopes to use its new solar and storage "free" electricity deal to muscle in on Australia's peaking power market.

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Melbourne’s first Tesla Powerwall home battery system – one year on

Nearly one year ago, Greens MP Greg Barber installed 5kW of solar alongside Melbourne's first 6.4kWh Tesla Powerwall home battery. Here's a look at how it has performed.

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Is Malcolm Turnbull’s solar + storage array enough to go off grid?

The Prime Minister has a lot of solar and a lot of storage at his Point Piper home, and would need a lot more to go off grid. Most households would need more storage.

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Battery storage: Is Australia on track to be the world’s biggest market?

Australia now has around 52GWh of solar storage installed – an incredible result – and could have almost 200GWh by the end of 2017 – a profound result. But it will take some work.

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People’s Powerwall: Solar + Tesla battery storage crowd-funded for Melbourne community centre

Crowdfunding helps deliver 40kW solar plus 6.4kWh Tesla Powerwall battery storage system for Footscray Community Arts Centre.

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Solar + storage bulk-buy proposed for NSW Northern Rivers region

NSW community renewables group Farming the Sun pitches seventh bulk-buy scheme, this time for solar and battery storage.

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A quick guide to energy management systems

Home energy management systems are fast becoming a popular way to get the most out of solar and batteries. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the various offerings currently available in Australia.

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