solar plus storage

SAPN completes battery installs for northern Adelaide solar + storage trial

SA Power Networks installs the last of 100 battery storage systems in northern Adelaide VPP trial – the largest actually commissioned, for now, in Australia.

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CSIRO “internet of things” pilot aims to cut community housing power bills by 80%

Solar + battery storage optimisation platform by CSIRO-backed start-up Evergen to be installed in 10 NSW low-income households in first of a kind pilot program.

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Tesla Powerwall 2 battery storage opens for orders in Australia

Tesla's 14kWh Powerwall 2 batteries open for order in Australia, with installations set to begin in Feb 2017 – just as 100s of thousands of solar households lose their premium FiT.

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How battery storage can cut home electricity bills by one quarter

New data shows that in South Australia, battery storage is already offering significant savings – as much as 25% on annual electricity bill costs – to households with solar. Retailers will need to turn to Plan B.

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University of Southern Qld to install 1.9MW solar, battery storage

USQ to install 1.9MW solar, plus battery storage across three campuses in three-stage Sustainable Energy Solution aimed at slashing the University’s electricity costs and emissions.

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What the “Tesla effect” means for Australian battery storage prices

The first version of Tesla's Powerwall battery storage device had a big impact on prices in Australia. The second version, unveiled last week, is expected to do it all over again.

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Powerwall 2: Tesla doubles up on battery storage and slashes costs

At double the capacity and almost half the cost/kWh, Tesla's Powerwall 2 illustrates the break-neck speed at which battery storage is evolving.

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How low do battery prices need to go?

Early adopters are already getting their batteries installed around the country, and it’s only a matter of time before more solar homes do the same. How much further do battery storage prices need to fall before they make sense as an investment?

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Blackout sparks demand boost as consumers seek reliability in solar and battery storage

In some political and media circles, South Australia's recent power woes have been cause to question the reliability of distributed renewables. For consumers, however, these events have had precisely the opposite effect, as interest in solar and battery storage spikes.

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Solar + battery storage keep Melbourne home powered, babies in milk

Melbourne mother of a newborn baby, whose solar and storage system kept her powered across a two-day outage, used Facebook to share her good fortune with others.

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