Six factors that make battery storage add up for households

New Queensland study based on a series of home battery storage trials gives some insight into what can make batteries interesting for households, what might

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9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

2017 has been a year of records for Australian solar power, and the year's not even finished yet. Here are 10 of the highlights so far...

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Australia hits new rooftop solar high as homes and businesses get smart – and go big

Australian homes and businesses installed a record monthly total of 120MW of rooftop solar in November, beating the all-time high set in June 2012 and rounding off what is now certain to be a record breaking year.

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ATA launches free home solar and battery advice service

Free online advice service launched by Alternative Technology Association aims to guide households on what size solar and battery storage systems they should install – and for how much.

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Solar unlimited: How to use inverters to get past export limits

Solar panel system owners are becoming more and more ambitious about what they want from their PV systems, and are now installing 10kW + PV arrays and over-sizing their inverters.

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Canberra switches on its own Big Battery – 1MW of household variety demand response

One day before the world’s largest lithium-ion array is formally “switched on” by Tesla in SA, Reposit Power and ActewAGL have flicked the switch on Canberra's own big battery – of the virtual variety: 1MW of home battery systems that will not only help balance the grid – starting this afternoon – but deliver savings to consumers at nine times the solar FiT.

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Solar Insiders Podcast November 30

Australia’s only solar module manufacturer Tindo is looking to expand its factory and add battery storage manufacturing. Plus: All the solar news of the week.

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Is public uncertainty holding back Australia’s home battery boom?

Australians love the idea of battery storage, in much the same spirit with which they embraced rooftop solar – as a means to cut electricity bills, gain control over their own power, help save the environment, and/or stick it to the man. But a new report has shown that they don’t quite get it... yet.

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Battery storage price index: November 2017

Solar Choice has published its first Battery Storage Price Index – a generalised view of what it costs to have a battery storage system installed in Australia.

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AGL to expand P2P trial in Adelaide, as consumers embrace solar sharing

AGL Energy solar trading trial set to be expanded in Adelaide, potentially giving buyers access to solar at prices lower than the grid, and sellers a higher price than the feed-in tariff.

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