April 17, 2019 12:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At AUSPACK 2019, Australasia’s largest processing and packaging machinery event, the Australian Energy Storage Alliance (AES) ran a panel session “Meeting The Energy Challenge: The Long-Term Financial Benefits of Commercial Power Purchase Agreements”. The well-attended panel session, facilitated by Sam Staples, Market Development Manager, showcased the cross-industry work the Alliance…

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Perth to host new Future Battery Industries CRC

April 17, 2019 9:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A new Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) has been announced and will be supported by a $25 million Commonwealth Government funding boost. This program has the aim to expand battery minerals and chemicals production, develop opportunities for specialist battery manufacture; support battery deployment; and optimise the circular economy for the use and re-use of…

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SA’s Grid Scale Storage Fund Attracts Global Interest

February 20, 2019 2:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

International companies at the forefront of developing innovative energy storage solutions are among those that have applied for the South Australian Government’s $50 million Grid Scale Storage Fund. Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said that 50 proposals had been received. He added that, “the Fund attracted…

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Redflow batteries supply energy for remote Thai village

February 18, 2019 11:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Zinc-bromine flow batteries from Australian energy storage company Redflow Limited are now storing solar energy to provide a reliable power supply for a remote village in mountainous northern Thailand that has long lacked electricity. In a project backed by the Thai Government, the village of Ban Pha Dan in Lamphun…

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Shell Agrees to Acquire sonnen

February 18, 2019 11:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Shell* has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that, post regulatory approval and completion, sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell. “sonnen is one…

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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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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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