solar plus storage

Home battery storage uptake tripled in 2017 in Australia, as costs tumble

As rooftop solar continues to boom in Australia, a new report suggests household battery storage could soon follow suit, with uptake predicted to have tripled in 2017, and costs of the key technology expected to halve in less than seven years.

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New-build homes with solar and storage? “It’s going to be the norm”

With the cost of electricity going up, and the cost of solar going down, including battery storage and rooftop PV in new home packages is soon "just going to be the norm", says Australian home builder Metricon. Already, they're putting them in around half of the new homes they build.

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How a Tasmanian community is taking the power back

The local NGO behind the push to develop a solar and battery storage microgrid in on the Tasman Peninsula explains why the pilot project is so important for their fringe-of-grid community.

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“State’s biggest” solar + battery storage microgid to power SA Produce Markets

A $10.5m microgid combining 2.5MW solar PV, 4.2MWh of Tesla battery packs, 2.5MW diesel generator will power SA wholesale fruit and vege market, save stall holders $500k a year.

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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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Should your mortgage cover solar and battery storage, too?

Digital mortgage broker claims a homeowner with $600,000 mortgage who added $16,544 to install solar and battery storage would be more than $1800 better off a year.

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Batteries included: Another new-build Australian suburb offers solar + storage

New-build Qld suburb offers houses with solar + Tesla Powerwall 2 included – enough to make them energy self-sufficient from “dawn to dusk.”

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NT community puts diesel on back-burner, with 1MW solar + 2MWh battery storage

Daly River Nauiyu community set to be first in NT powered by solar and storage, after installation of a 2MWh lithium-ion battery system.

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Solar and battery storage underway at WA Garden Island Microgrid

Carnegie Clean Energy begins work on 2MW solar and 0.5MWh battery storage system – Australia's largest grid-connected solar and battery microgrid.

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Australian Air Force taps solar, battery storage for NT facility

Carnegie Clean Energy subsidiary EMC to design, construct, install solar, diesel and battery storage system at Delamere Air Weapons Range.

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