battery storage

Carnegie to build W.A.’s largest microgrid at Kalbarri

Carnegie wins WA contract to build state's largest microgrid, ensuring renewables and batteries can lift reliability of supply for Kalbarri.

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Another mini-grid breakthrough for AusNet in suburban Melbourne trial

Victorian network operator AusNet Services has again succeeded in taking part of a Melbourne street completely off grid – this time for a total of 9 hours, powered only by home solar and battery storage systems.

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Six factors that make battery storage add up for households

New Queensland study based on a series of home battery storage trials gives some insight into what can make batteries interesting for households, what might

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Solar & battery storage: Choosing the right system size

Choosing the right battery size for your home solar and storage system can be really complicated. Here are some tips to help guide the way.

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ATA launches free home solar and battery advice service

Free online advice service launched by Alternative Technology Association aims to guide households on what size solar and battery storage systems they should install – and for how much.

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Qld car dealership to trial “urban solar farm” technology

Car dealership installs 330kW solar PV and 96kWh in battery storage, not just to slash power costs, but to test potential to generate revenue by selling excess energy to the grid.

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Canberra switches on its own Big Battery – 1MW of household variety demand response

One day before the world’s largest lithium-ion array is formally “switched on” by Tesla in SA, Reposit Power and ActewAGL have flicked the switch on Canberra's own big battery – of the virtual variety: 1MW of home battery systems that will not only help balance the grid – starting this afternoon – but deliver savings to consumers at nine times the solar FiT.

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Is public uncertainty holding back Australia’s home battery boom?

Australians love the idea of battery storage, in much the same spirit with which they embraced rooftop solar – as a means to cut electricity bills, gain control over their own power, help save the environment, and/or stick it to the man. But a new report has shown that they don’t quite get it... yet.

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WA trial to use blockchain technology to deliver smart energy – and water

Blockchain technology by Perth-based Power Ledger to be used to coordinate solar, battery storage and water services in urban-scale trial.

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South Australia’s stunning transition to consumer-powered grid

Rooftop solar expected to provide more than 20% of local generation by 2025, ushering in transition to consumer focused grid in South Australia. Meanwhile, S.A. begins to benefit from renewables, with prices so far in 2017/18 lower than coal-dominated Victoria and NSW.

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