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Battery powered home and car: The fossil fuel era is fading

NSW hinterland luxury rental home with 10kW solar, two Tesla Powerwall batteries, and a Model X EV, seeks to demonstrate Tesla's vision of the new energy and transport future. So how does it shape up?

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Brisbane classroom goes “fair-dinkum” off-grid, using solar and Tesla battery

NSW company Hivve Technology has installed an entirely off-grid modular classroom at a Brisbane high school, which runs entirely on solar and battery storage, at a cost cheaper than connecting to the grid.

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Victorian dairy co-op says solar a “no-brainer” for farmers – batteries not far behind

Macalister Demonstration Farm says 61kW solar install at its dairy co-op will pay for itself in power savings in six years – and open the door for new benefits and greater productivity. "When we change the way we think about the cost of power, we can see opportunities.”

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WA trials Tesla battery on suburban grid in top solar postcode, Mandurah

WA government sets ball rolling on a “shared storage” trial that will install a 105kW/420kWh Tesla battery on the grid in Meadow Springs, a suburb of the state's top solar postcode, Mandurah.

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Tesla confirms price hike for Powerwall 2 battery storage, to reflect “better value”

Tesla confirms near 20 per cent jump in price of Powerwall 2 battery storage units, but says more upgrades and improvements are coming.

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Tesla Powerpack installed at Sydney depot, as part of Transgrid network trial

City of Sydney adds 500kWh Tesla battery to new solar council depot, both to make the depot self sufficient and as part of Transgrid demand management trial.

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Image of the Day: Have Tesla Powerpack – “who needs Ergon?”

North Queensland business going off-grid with rooftop PV and a Tesla Powerpack battery system proudly proclaims: Who needs the network?

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The What, Why, When guide to buying an electric vehicle in Australia

Affordable, 300km plus range electric vehicles are about to hit Australian showrooms. But is there an EV available now or coming soon that will meet your needs?

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Tesla EV charged with diesel generator still cleaner than conventional car

Critics argue EVs charged with fossil fuelled electricity are as dirty, if not dirtier than conventional ICE cars. We put that to the test.

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Explainer: 12 things to know about Tesla’s world’s biggest virtual power plant

How will the Tesla virtual power plant work? Who benefits and why will households pay so much for solar and storage on their rooftops? These and other questions about the world's largest VPP.

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