battery storage

ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

ACT government opens third competitive grants round, in a $4m extension of its home battery storage subsidisation scheme.

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Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Western Power pilot shows stand-alone solar + battery + diesel systems 15 times more reliable than grid, and could save $300 million in avoided network upgrade costs – but only if rules are change changed to allow the systems to be rolled out.

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Video: How off-grid solar and storage can be used in on-grid buildings

Worried about getting stuck in a lift due to unreliable grid power? This Tajikistan office building found a pretty simple – and reliable – solution.

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Battery storage: Who’s leading on quality and brand recognition?

Tesla and LG Chem are leading the battery storage market in terms of brand recognition, but the issue of quality throws up some other names.

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Warnings of energy storage market chaos, as industry unites against home battery ban

Australian energy storage industry registers thousands of protests against Standards Australia's proposed home battery ban. Industry body says if draft adopted, the energy storage industry in Australia and globally will be "thrown into chaos.”

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Tesla Powerpack battery added to wind turbine at NZ salt factory

In "Australasian first", 250kW Tesla Powerpack added to 660kw wind turbine, to provide 75 per cent of energy for NZ salt manufacturer.

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Catholic schools go big in rooftop solar and battery storage

A massive solar and storage rollout has begun for schools in Central Queensland, contracting for rooftop PV totalling more than 4MW with battery storage of 3MWh.

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NSW launches home battery guide, as race to “plug hole” threatens industry

New South Wales issues set of home battery storage guidelines, as industry warns against "jumping to an endgame" on safety.

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Sonnen battery storage plan to take utilities “out of business”

Sonnen offers grid power for homes with solar and battery storage for a fixed annual fee as low as $360. The mobile phone-style plan is designed to take traditional utilities out of business.

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SA Water tenders for solar and battery storage to manage high power prices

SA Water Corporation seeks to build grid-connected, rooftop solar PV system of more than 100kW, plus 50kWh battery storage system and “smart controls.”

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