Elon Musk Invokes Twitter Storm – Australian Government, Industry Respond

March 24, 2017 7:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Tesla-Solar City CEO Elon Musk this past week once again displayed attributes that distinguish him as an innovative engineer, high-tech entrepreneur and celebrity billionaire: the ability to zoom in on current events and synthesize solutions that others might deem unwise, if not foolhardy, coupled with a flare for commercial showmanship….

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S.A. wants first round battery storage offers within two weeks

March 24, 2017 7:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Article from Reneweconomy The South Australia government has pressed the fast-forward button on its 100MW battery storage tender, announcing that expressions of interest for the country’s biggest battery storage installation are now open, and will close within two weeks. The EOI process will be critical in informing the government what…

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Geli Opens Regional HQ in Melbourne, Australia to Support Growing Partnerships

March 24, 2017 7:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Sponsored article by Geli Geli, a San Francisco-based supplier of software and networking solutions for the energy storage industry, today announced the establishment of an office in Melbourne, Australia. In response to the growing demand for energy storage solutions, Geli has formed partnerships in Australia, launching first with national solar…

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AS/NZS 4777.1:2016 – Key updates to the standard and what they mean for installers

March 24, 2017 6:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The latest version of the Australian and New Zealand Standard: Grid connection of energy system via inverters – Installation requirements (AS/NZS 4777.1:2016) was released on 30 September 2016. There is a transition period of 6 months, therefore this standard will come into effect at the end of this month (30th…

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Electric Vehicle Charger Installation for Mornington Peninsula Shire (Victoria)

March 24, 2017 6:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Queensland-based battery distributor Sealed Performance Batteries (SPB) is playing a pivotal role in a Victorian council program that sits at both the cutting edge of environmental sustainability and the future of private transportation. Sealed Performance Batteries, have supplied a vehicle charging station for a new electric vehicle charger installation for the Mornington…

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Common sense required in regulation of home storage devices

March 24, 2017 6:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Heavy-handed regulation of home energy storage devices in some states risks crippling one of the most exciting industries of the future before it gets going, the Clean Energy Council said today. Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said it was disappointing that some state regulatory bodies were considering restrictions…

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Getting residential storage right, why bigger isn’t always better

February 22, 2017 12:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Sponsored article by Enphase Energy Preserving the value of a solar investment Households can expect an increase of up to 4.4 percent in 2017. Homeowners with rooftop solar will not be spared from these price hikes. In addition to these hikes, feed-in-tariffs, which have been ‘subsiding’ and helping to reduce overall…

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AVL successfully produces Vanadium Electrolyte from Pilot Plant

February 17, 2017 8:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries, (VRB), are rapidly gaining traction as a solution for large scale energy storage and for other niches where energy storage is required.  The fuel that drives these batteries is vanadium electrolyte.  A solution made from vanadium pentoxide dissolved in water and sulphuric acid. Australian Vanadium Limited…

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2016 Australian Battery Market

February 17, 2017 8:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

SunWiz released the results of its extensive surveys, interviews, and research into the Australian market for energy storage. SunWiz’s research concludes that there were at 6750 battery installations in 2016, totalling 52MWh. To put this into context, there were 130,000 installations of solar power systems in 2016, meaning that effectively 5%…

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Construction of world’s first utility-scale solar and storage project nears completion

February 17, 2017 8:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Construction of Conergy’s $42.5 million Lakeland Solar & Storage Project has passed the half-way mark, putting the world’s first utility-scale solar and storage project on track for completion in April this year. Located off the Mulligan Highway at Lakeland in Far North Queensland, the project is the first integrated solar,…

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