ARENA & GreenSync launch deX: a new renewable energy digital marketplace that will transform Australia’s energy industry

March 28, 2017 3:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

ARENA and GreenSync join forces with industry heavyweights to create a decentralised energy exchange, ‘deX’; a digital marketplace for a sustainable grid of the future deX will incentivise renewable technologies to provide services that improve the reliability of electricity networks deX marketplace will assist with optimising future investment in energy…

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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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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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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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The rising role of renewable energy storage solutions in mining operations

February 17, 2017 7:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Off-grid mining provides a number of challenges to operators, and none more so than energy supply. Mining operations that are isolated from the grid need actionable energy storage solutions to ensure operations don’t stagnate, while keeping costs to a minimum. Off-grid mining operations are beginning to demand renewable energy storage…

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Australian Solar + Storage Microgrid Project Uses Magellan Energy Storage

February 17, 2017 7:35 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Magellan Power has won a contract to supply a Utility Scale Battery Storage System to one of Australia’s largest solar and storage based microgrid projects, servicing the Western Australian town of Onslow. The first stage of the project will consist of a new 5.25 MW gas-fired power plant which uses a Magellan…

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New Opportunities for Renewable Generation Across Australia

January 27, 2017 7:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Australia’s renewable energy sector has continued to grow, adding new solar installations from grid-scale to residential rooftop systems. While these developments have become increasingly important for individuals, one issue has continued to affect the uptake of solar power – the question of what to do with excess generation. Among the…

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Victorian project to make energy storage more affordable

December 7, 2016 9:53 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Victorian Government has awarded Selectronic Australia $250,000 in grant funding as part of the New Energy Jobs Fund. These funds will make an important contribution to a project to make renewable energy storage systems more efficient and cost effective. Selectronic will be working with other project partners including Relectrify…

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Machine learning platform wins 2016 Energy Hack

November 18, 2016 4:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Article from Startup Daily, Author: Elizabeth Leigh More than 100 entrepreneurs participated in this year’s Energy Hack event, a joint initiative between the Melbourne Energy Institute and Powershop Australia. From 13 creative tech ideas, team Planet Lovers won with its idea to improve energy efficiency through machine learning. Team Planet…

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