battery storage

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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BYD hones focus on Australia home battery market

Chinese battery and EV giant is ramping up its presence in Australia's home energy storage market with its modular B-Box battery offering.

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Off-grid in Brisbane: How one family beat the bill

Coalition's new energy policy appears to lock in Australia's extraordinary high energy costs for at least another decade. This will encourage more households and businesses to turn to solar, or even leave the grid altogether. Here is how one Brisbane family quit the grid.

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SA Libs promise $100m for home battery subsidy scheme

South Australia opposition promises $100m in grants to help homes to buy and install battery storage in lead-up to state election.

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Big learnings from my first month with battery storage and more solar

After five weeks with 8kW of solar panels and a 10kWh LG battery – including mostly perfect weather, some rainy days and one eight-hour grid outage – here's how the system at my NSW home performed.

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Battery-powered pizza: Beating network squeeze with 10 Tesla Powerwalls

Domino's Pizza franchise in western Sydney installs "world's largest" commercial Tesla Powerwall 2 battery system for half the price of a grid upgrade. Is this the new normal for small businesses?

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Queensland council saves $1.9m in grid costs from single Tesla Powerpack

A Queensland local government council has installed what is believed to be Australia’s first off-grid solar and battery storage system to use a Tesla Powerpack, to maintain local drinking water quality around the clock.

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Battery ban off the table after industry roundtable “consensus”

Standards Australia says industry roundtable has broadly agreed to “review” proposed rule banning li-ion batteries from being installed inside homes and garages. But rifts emerge in industry.

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