Battery/Storage

Farmers to flock to solar and battery storage, as power costs bite

Survey reveals more than three-quarters of Australia's farmers plan to invest in solar and battery storage – and 20% are considering wind turbines, Angus Taylor – as the cost of power becomes a major agribusiness concern.

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Origin to build 5MW virtual power plant in Victoria, from rooftop solar and storage

Origin wins $4.5m Victorian govt grant to build 5MW microgrid using the solar and battery storage of up to 650 customers.

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Vicinity extends commercial solar + storage rollout to $75m, five states

Retail asset manager Vicinity Centres extends solar and storage plans by further $50m, across another 17 shopping centres, to cut grid power usage by 40%.

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Victoria solar rebate: Let’s make those 650,000 systems VPP-ready

By encouraging households to install a VPP-ready, ‘smart’ solar system, the Victorian government can plant the seeds for the distributed, renewables-based grid of the future.

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Melbourne shared solar + storage pilot wins state grant

Melbourne project to install shared solar and battery storage in three multi-tenanted buildings has won nearly $1m from the Victorian government.

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Community retailer Enova to pilot Bryon Bay microgrid

Enova Energy reveals plans to develop a microgrid in its home town, to encourage the roll-out of locally generated, stored and distributed power.

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Redflow batteries help power new beginning for heritage-listed Adelaide building

SA architecture taps home grown energy storage solution to get around a power supply problem that cropped up in the process of giving a 1916 building a 21st Century makeover.

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Victorian town plans “smart energy precinct” to halve industry power costs

Local business and community in coastal town of Port Fairy begin work on developing multi-million dollar, renewables-based smart energy precinct.

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WA energy minister mulls home battery incentives, in solar tariff review

WA energy minister to review solar tariffs, and possible incentives to boost battery uptake, as the state's rooftop PV market continues to boom.

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Power Ledger extends P2P solar sharing to WA apartment complex

Perth company applies P2P platform to Fremantle apartment complex with solar and battery storage to offer residents "transactive layer" to trade their own energy.

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