battery storage

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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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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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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Australian battery price war resumes, with Powerwall 2 delivery just ‘weeks away’

With the first shipment of Tesla's Powerwall 2 battery systems set to hit Australian shores, prices of home energy storage continue to tumble, shifting the target market from early adopters, to the "early majority".

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Households will power half the grid by 2050, networks admit

Report from Australia's main network lobby and CSIRO suggests that by 2050, nearly half of all future generation – and storage – will be on site in homes, business and communities.

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Sonnen doubles sales as Australia battery storage market takes off

Sonnenbatterie says sales in Australia have doubled and it is now the biggest market outside Europe for the German premium battery storage developer. And even at the top end, prices have fallen to be comparable with grid costs.

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Re-use or recycle? The billion-dollar EV battery question

By 2035, batteries from retired EVs are expected to be worth tens of billions of dollars – and a big part of microgrids of the future. So how should we best use them?

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Graph of the Day – Tesla Powerwall 2 way ahead of competition on price

Today's graph shows both versions of the Powerwall 2 are well ahead of the closest competition on price, beating its closest rivals by one third.

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My home Redflow ZBM2 energy system installation

Redflow CEO Simon Hackett shares some insights into his own home energy storage installation, including 2 x 10kWh Redflow ZBM2 zinc-bromide hybrid flow batteries.

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