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GE Renewable Energy to Integrate Energy Storage for SA Solar River Project

September 25, 2019 10:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Solar River Project and GE Renewable Energy recently announced that GE has been selected for the supply and integration of one of the largest grid-scale battery technology hybrid deployment to be installed for the Solar River Project in South Australia. The energy storage system, called the Reservoir, will be coupled…

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Emergence of Stand-Alone Power Systems in Australia

September 24, 2019 9:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

On 30th May 2019 the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) released its final report on the “Review of the Regulatory Frameworks for Stand-Alone Power Systems – Priority 1”.  The report sets out the recommendations from the Commission for regulatory change which allows Distributed Network Service Providers (DNSPs) to create their…

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AVL’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary, VSUN Energy, Has Sold a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery to Boost the Renewable Energy Supply at an Apple Orchard in Pakenham, Victoria

September 23, 2019 5:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AVL’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary, VSUN Energy, Has Sold a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery to Boost the Renewable Energy Supply at an Apple Orchard in Pakenham, Victoria VSUN Energy will supply a 20kW/80kWh battery to link with an existing 60kW solar panel system which will be expanded by a further 100kW…

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ARENA Large Scale Battery Storage Knowledge Sharing Report now available

September 23, 2019 4:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

ARENA Large Scale Battery Storage Knowledge Sharing Report now available A report from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) “Large Scale Battery Storage Knowledge Sharing Report” was released this month.  This report, prepared by Aurecon, presents data and insights sourced, in a large part, from four ARENA-funded LSBS projects; Ballarat, ESCRI-SA, Gannawarra…

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Knox children centres cut 75% of energy costs in winter with Redflow batteries

September 13, 2019 4:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Two state-of-the-art children and family centres in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs have eliminated three-quarters of their energy costs during winter with insulation, solar panels and Redflow batteries. The Knox Children and Family Centres at Wantirna South, which opened in January 2019, and Bayswater, which opened in March, each contain 100 kilowatts…

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1414 Degrees to progress grid scale tech for SmartFarms

September 13, 2019 3:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
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Less than three months after flicking the switch at the site of its first commercial installation, South Australian based energy innovator 1414 Degrees has partnered with heavyweight technical agribusiness and finance partners to identify and develop SmartFarm projects using the company’s Thermal Energy Storage Solution (TESS). Working in partnership with integrated electrical…

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Horizon Power chooses SwitchDin to supply secure utility gateways for residential solar & battery systems in Onslow WA

August 20, 2019 4:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

West Australian utility Horizon Power selected SwitchDin to provide enhanced Droplet controllers as ‘Secure Gateway Devices’ (SGDs) to enable strategic deployment of high levels of distributed energy resources in the Onslow region. Under the three-year contract, homes and businesses in the north-west town of Onslow installing new solar and battery storage systems…

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The evolving investment case for home battery storage: Incentives & virtual power plant programs

August 19, 2019 11:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Enabling households to tap into battery value streams additional to the standard ‘solar self-consumption’ approach will be crucial in driving uptake by making batteries more attractive. These include hard, financial benefits like virtual power plant (VPP) participation revenues (for energy market participation as well as grid services) which help shorten payback periods,…

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Have your say on new mechanisms to enhance resilience in the power system | AEMC

August 19, 2019 10:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The AEMC seeking stakeholder feedback on potential new mechanisms to better manage risks to grid stability. The changing nature of electricity supply and demand, including the influx of variable renewable generation, ageing thermal infrastructure and the rapid growth in consumer-owned distributed energy resources, is creating new risks to the secure operation…

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Round 4 Recipients announced for ACT Next Generation Energy Storage program 

August 8, 2019 10:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

On 1 August 2019 the grant recipients for the fourth round of the Next Generation Energy Storage program were announced.  Under this program, the ACT Government is supporting up to 5,000 battery storage systems in ACT homes and businesses. The successful grant recipients are ActewAGL Retail, Evergen, Solahart and SolarHub. For more details, click here.