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Western Power to install 57 stand-alone solar and battery systems at W.A. farms

Plans to fit 57 regional W.A. properties with stand alone solar and battery storage underway, after three companies signed up to deliver the off-grid power systems.

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World-leading rooftop solar trading trial kicks off in Fremantle

WA energy minister launches "world-first" active, billed, peer-to-peer trading trial allowing 40 households to buy and sell rooftop solar energy generated on their rooftops, across the grid.

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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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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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Stand-alone solar and battery storage trial kicks off in rural WA

WA utility Western Power has installed six stand-alone solar and battery storage power around the state as part of $4m pilot project investigating how electricity can be delivered to rural and remote customers.

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Western Power to take small communities off-grid with solar plus storage

WA grid operator Western Power wants to take up to 10 small communities off-grid, to save costs on grid upgrades and extensions. More could follow.

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