Battery/Storage

Household battery storage is a game changer – but is it safe?

With residential battery storage set to boom, a new consumer report by the CSIRO answers some of the key questions we should all be asking about the technology many predict will be a feature in half of all Australian households by the end of the decade.

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Three common mistakes when assessing going off grid

Here are the three common mistakes we see when assessing the potential of solar and storage. Read them, critique them, but please, don’t make them.

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Comparing hybrid battery storage systems: Don’t believe everything you read

Hybrid battery systems are highly technical and their overly simplified specification sheets rarely provide the information required to make an accurate comparison.

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Off-grid solar to cut diesel use by 60% at NSW cotton farm

A cotton farm in Moree, NSW, has installed an off-grid, hybrid solar plant with battery storage to power the irrigation of its crops.

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Award-winning off-grid solar+battery storage home… for less than $300,000

An off-grid modular home in Trentham, Victoria, designed and built for less than $300k, has won a top energy efficiency award.

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To add battery storage, or not to add battery storage…

The economics of battery storage depends where you live and who you live with, and if you are allowed to share energy. For some Australian households, battery storage could make sense as soon as 2018.

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Lorraine, 80, has solar and storage. Now she wants an electric vehicle

Lorraine Hughes was enjoying solar power long before it became mainstream, but since her retirement took herself back to university and has become an environmental educator. Now, she'd like an electric vehicle.

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Crowd-funding pitch for off-grid solar + storage system at camp that saves lives

Balunu Foundation seeks $40,000 for off-grid solar + storage system that can slash diesel costs and help save lives of teenagers at risk.

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US group SimpliPhi joins rush to Australian battery storage market

Another US battery storage contender enters booming Australian market, with lithium ferrous phosphate batteries said to rival the Tesla Powerwall.

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King Island achieves 100% renewables for 33 hours straight

Hydro Tasmania's world-leading hybrid solar, wind and energy storage plant on King Island supplied 100 per cent renewables to the community for nearly two days straight, this month.

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