Solar and battery storage on Horizon: WA utility launches two major trials

Two trials by Horizon Power test grid value of distributed solar and storage, and role of utility-scale battery storage in smoothing and supporting an increasingly renewables-integrated network.

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Lord Howe microgrid in doubt as Frydenberg rules out wind turbines

Plans to install a solar, wind and battery microgrid on Lord Howe Island have hit a snag, after an objection to the wind turbines from the federal energy minister.

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“A glimpse into the energy future” with NY affordable housing microgrid

New York has unveiled a groundbreaking project that brings microgrid technology – rooftop solar + fuel cell + lithium battery – to the city’s affordable housing stock.

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‘Coal flowers’ with 6.8kW of solar petals? It’s child’s play

Australia’s oldest adventure playground is now powered by solar, from a a stunning new playscape made of old coal plant parts and cutting edge PV technology.

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MPower to add 5.6MWh battery system to Cook Islands solar plant

Australian outfit MPower wins contract to develop its largest energy storage project to date, a 5.6MWh li-ion battery system in Rarotonga.

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“Solar farmlet” on livestock exchange leads rural push to local generation

Regional Victorian city of Wangaratta to install 750kW on the sprawling new rooftop of the council-owned Wangaratta Livestock Exchange.

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How many Teslas does it take to black out an apartment block?

City of Sydney backs study by local start-up, Wattblock, into how Australia's apartment buildings will accommodate – and power – mass EV uptake.

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2MW solar plant powers Jordan refugee camp – a world first

Syrian refugees at the UNHCR's Azraq camp in Jordan have electricity for the first time in 2.5 years, after a 2MW solar PV plant – funded by IKEA – was switched on this week.

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Lismore community solar plant switched on, marking Australian first

One of Australia’s first community-funded, council operated solar farms is up and running this week, after the switching on of a 99kW rooftop PV system at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre in Lismore, NSW.

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Mullumbimby aims for 100% renewable energy – by 2020

Community group in Northern Rivers town of Mullumbimby aiming for 100% renewables - by 2020.

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