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Clean Energy Council launches approved battery list

October 30, 2018 6:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Clean Energy Council recently launched its Battery Assurance Program to provide consumers and installers with a list of approved home battery products. The products included in the Battery Assurance Program have been independently tested against the industry’s best practice guidelines to confirm that they are up to the necessary…

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Renewables advocate models hybrid grid storage in Canberra home with Redflow and lithium batteries

September 24, 2018 12:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Faced with losing a generous solar feed-in tariff in December 2016, renewable energy advocate Jeff Knowles installed an energy storage system that lets him use energy from his home’s solar panels rather than sell it at a low rate. Not one to do things by halves, Jeff, a former president…

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Emerging Energy Program for NSW includes Energy Storage

August 23, 2018 11:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment is delivering new programs to provide clean and affordable energy for the people of New South Wales. These programs will assist households and businesses save money on their energy bills and improve energy security to benefit the whole community. Part of this recently announced…

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THE FIRST 100% ELECTRIC, COMPLETELY AUSTRALIAN BUILT TRUCK

August 22, 2018 1:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

SEA Electric is an Australian automotive technology company, which has developed proprietary electric driveline technology for the commercial vehicle sector.  In particular, SEA Electric has develop five SEA-DriveTM systems which are targeted at electrifying the distribution vehicle segment, from delivery van size up to 23.5t GVM 6×4 rubbish/agitator vehicles. With various…

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RENEWABLES, ENERGY STORAGE & THE DISTRIBUTED GRID: AES 2018 ROUNDUP

July 4, 2018 5:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At the 2018 Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition, it’s very clear that big, unstoppable things are happening in Australia’s energy sector. Adelaide was a fitting venue for the event, with attendees who managed to arrive a day early invited on a tour of South Australia’s world-leading (and ultra effective)…

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Solar Choice Launches Battery Storage Price Index

November 22, 2017 9:09 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Solar Choice is excited to announce that we have at long last published our first Battery Storage Price Index. We’ve been aiming to publish a monthly, battery-focussed price index akin to our Solar PV Price Index for some time now, but haven’t had the data, time or wherewithal to do…

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Hitech places second US$600,000 order for Redflow batteries in multi-stage Pacific energy storage project

September 25, 2017 2:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Auckland-based Hitech Solutions has placed a second US$600,000 order for Australian-developed Redflow ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries for a major, multiple stage project to build advanced hybrid energy storage systems that will deliver reliable power to multiple remote sites in a Pacific Island nation. For ASX-listed company Redflow Limited, this order,…

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Unique Public Forum seeks a collaborative pathway for Australia’s energy market transformation

September 19, 2017 12:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A unique public forum on 12 September brought together heads of Australia’s energy regulatory bodies and key industry stakeholders. Hosted by John Pierce of the Australian Energy Market Commission, participants included the Energy Security Board’s Independent Chair Dr Kerry Schott, AEMO Chief Executive Officer Audrey Zibelman, AER Chair Paula Conboy…

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The Role of Accreditation in the Solar and Storage Industry

July 24, 2017 5:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
The Role of Accreditation in the Solar and Storage Industry

The attainment of CEC accreditation for installation of Solar PV systems has been the standard for the industry as a result of its ties to the Federal Government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES). However, the introduction of battery energy storage systems has sparked discussion with regard to the relevance of…

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New Energy Storage Working Group

July 24, 2017 5:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Australian Battery Recycling Initiative

A new Energy Storage Working Group was launched by the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) on 20 July. The meeting was held in Sydney with members and supporters attending, and the Australian Energy Storage Alliance (AESA) was represented by Mary Hendriks. The purpose of the group is to “foster industry…

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