Off-grid WA station scores 24-hour power and saves $10,000 in diesel with zinc-bromine flow batteries

February 18, 2020 9:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Yallalong Station, a 348,000-hectare cattle property 650km north of Perth, has deployed a Redflow battery-based energy storage system to boost its energy independence and save thousands a year in diesel costs. The cattle station, in the dry Murchison region northeast of Geraldton, can swelter for months in summer temperatures higher…

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Energex pilots ‘demand response’ household energy infrastructure

February 18, 2020 8:53 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A Home Energy Management System (HEMS) pilot program run by Energex will be offered to eligible Queensland households who join a pilot program designed to enhance energy management. Evergen have been selected by Energex to participate in the program. Their intelligent energy management software, developed in partnership with the CSIRO, increases…

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New ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions

February 18, 2020 8:42 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Celebrating its official launch on Thursday 20th February at UNSW Sydney, the Australian Research Council’s Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions is a $12 million collaborative research program working across 5 technology focus points: battery technologies including supercapacitors, fuel cells, power-to-gas, virtual storage and the overarching optimisation and integration…

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The Decade of Utility Scale Batteries

January 21, 2020 4:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Article written by Matt Hayes, Phillip Riley As we begin a new decade a hot topic in the Australian renewable market is the potential of energy storage.  It is predicted by many that grid scale storage will significantly evolve over the next decade. While there have been some notable grid…

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sonnen receives Australia’s Research and Development Investment Award

January 20, 2020 3:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In December 2019, sonnen received a Research & Development Investment Award at the 57th Australian Export Awards in Canberra for its direct investment in Elizabeth, South Australia to manufacture sonnenBatteries bringing new skills and capabilities to Australia and creating export opportunities for its home batteries to Asia Pacific. The Investment Award…

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Akuo will build the largest storage project in the South Pacific

January 20, 2020 3:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In late 2019, Akuo, a global renewable energy independent power producer and developer, and Tonga Power Limited, Tonga Islands grid’s public operator, signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a 23.4 MWh / 6 MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project. This is the second of its kind in Tonga and named “Tonga 2”….

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Vodafone uses Redflow batteries to store energy for remote telecom tower site in New Zealand

January 20, 2020 3:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Zinc-bromine flow batteries from Australian company Redflow Limited have stored and supplied more than 50 MWh (megawatt-hours) of renewable energy for a Vodafone telecommunications tower in New Zealand during the past three years. Vodafone NZ’s Kauaeranga Valley tower site is located east of Thames by the Coromandel Forest Park in a…

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Energy Leaders launches with Forum in Sydney

December 5, 2019 4:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“A multipronged, collaborative approach is needed for the transition to clean energy”, was a main takeaway from the inaugural Energy Leaders Forum, held at EnergyLab Sydney on 27 November.  This forum was called to discuss the 2020 Vision of Energy and the investment opportunities through 2050 identified by the International…

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Acquisition by 1414 Degrees includes plans for grid scale storage

December 2, 2019 1:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

This month, 1414 Degrees announced that it is set to acquire SolarReserve Australia II Pty Ltd, which owns the Aurora Solar Energy Project near Port Augusta in South Australia. The Aurora Solar Energy Project has SA Government development approval for a 70 MW solar PV farm and 150 MW of…

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Rural Connectivity Group chooses Redflow batteries for off-grid energy storage in New Zealand

November 19, 2019 9:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The New Zealand Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) has chosen Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries to store energy in off-grid telecommunication sites in remote rural locations. Commercial negotiations to establish a direct relationship between RCG and Redflow to purchase batteries are now underway. The RCG was established by the New Zealand Government in…

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