If lithium-ion batteries are banned from homes, why not EVs?

A focus on the safety of home battery storage products is welcomed by industry, but standards should be based on data and testing.

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Toyota debuts new Prius with rooftop solar option

The 2017 Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle is the first commercially available, mass-produced passenger car to feature an optional solar charging system.

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Queensland regulators want battery storage out of homes, garages

Queensland regulators suggest all battery storage devices be put inside separate enclosures, and not inside homes or garages. Installation costs could soar.

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California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

As regulators consider strict new guidelines for Australian home battery installations, US battery maker SimpliPhi is making its move, keen to promote the key strengths of its proprietary technology – safety, reliability and flexibility.

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German battery maker to offer “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen hopes to use its new solar and storage "free" electricity deal to muscle in on Australia's peaking power market.

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Melbourne’s first Tesla Powerwall home battery system – one year on

Nearly one year ago, Greens MP Greg Barber installed 5kW of solar alongside Melbourne's first 6.4kWh Tesla Powerwall home battery. Here's a look at how it has performed.

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Forget coal power – the path to grid stability begins at home

There’s a simple and achievable way to ensure electricity grid reliability on extreme heat days, and it's on and under our own roofs.

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We need a comprehensive housing approach to deal with heatwaves

Heatwaves across much of the country this summer have revealed a serious problem with our national housing stock.

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Battery storage: Is Australia on track to be the world’s biggest market?

Australia now has around 52GWh of solar storage installed – an incredible result – and could have almost 200GWh by the end of 2017 – a profound result. But it will take some work.

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A quick guide to energy management systems

Home energy management systems are fast becoming a popular way to get the most out of solar and batteries. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the various offerings currently available in Australia.

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