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

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.

Updated incentives for energy storage from the city of adelaide

July 18, 2019 9:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The City of Adelaide is once again set to be an international leader by incentivising shared solar and encouraging entrepreneurs to harness electric vehicles in the form of a virtual battery. From 1 July, changes to the popular Sustainability Incentives Scheme will provide a range of additional rebates for shared solar, electric vehicles and…

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July 18, 2019 9:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Australian energy-tech company, GreenSync, has been selected to deliver a digital marketplace for distributed and renewable energy as part of the world’s most advanced network control system in the United Kingdom. Great Britain’s biggest electricity distributor, UK Power Networks, is implementing the cutting-edge system to manage distributed energy resources (DER) across its network area. It will enable…

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The global energy industry comes to Sydney in two weeks

May 30, 2019 8:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Energy storage has never been a bigger topic in Australia, with the ongoing uptake of renewable energy highlighting the importance and relevance of energy storage and its role in our energy future.   The energy transition is upon us and energy storage has a crucial role to play in Australia’s future…

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AESA Joins New International Partnership to Increase the Use of Energy Storage in Developing Countries

May 29, 2019 12:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The World Bank Group (WBG) is convening a global Energy Storage Partnership (ESP), comprising 29 organisations, including the Australian Energy Storage Alliance, with the goal of fostering international cooperation to help develop energy storage solutions tailored to the needs of developing countries. By connecting stakeholders and sharing international experiences in deploying energy storage solutions, the…

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