Sustainability and technology: An ‘extraordinary economic opportunity’ for cities

May 30, 2017 11:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by by Vaidehi Shah, Eco-Business Adelaide is a small city with big dreams. Ahead of the Renewable Cities Australia forum, its Lord Mayor Martin Haese shares his plans for establishing Adelaide as the sustainability capital of the world. Tucked away in a scenic stretch of Australia’s southern coastline and home…

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A year in energy

April 28, 2017 10:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by Sam McGahan, Business Development Manager, VSUN Having spent a year in the energy industry I started to reflect on what I’ve learnt – in no particular order here are some of my musings. There are many people who claim expertise in the energy field. A lot of them…

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Pumped hydro storage – would you like solar or wind with that?

April 28, 2017 10:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by GSES In the past months, there have been many discussions centred around pumped hydro schemes. Most notably of which is the current government announcement to expand the iconic Snowy Hydro system as well as South Australia’s investigation into pumped hydro from Spencer Gulf. It is well-known that some…

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Is battery storage worth it in your city?

March 27, 2017 12:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

 Article by James Martin II, Solar Choice In terms of affordability, the Australian battery storage market is quickly moving closer to where it needs to be. While pricing itself is of course the single most important factor in battery viability, retail electricity & rooftop solar system prices are also key…

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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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What the US can learn from Australia’s innovative approach to grid transformation planning

February 17, 2017 8:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by Mark Higgins, Chief Operating Officer of Strategen Consulting A ‘no-regrets’ approach aims to build a grid that can handle DERs at 40% of consumer households Strategen recently had the opportunity to work with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, and Energy Networks Australia,…

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“Super” lithium batteries now available in Australia!

February 17, 2017 7:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Opinion article by Avrohom Jacks, CEO, Ampetus Energy There is a new battery in Australia, and it is called the “Super” lithium battery. Lithium vs Lead Acid To understand what a “Super” lithium battery is, it’s worth reviewing what a lithium battery is. To do that, let’s contrast it with…

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The Duck Curve – the duck hunting season we want to have

December 7, 2016 10:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by GSES The power blackout in South Australia in September 2016 produced numerous ‘experts’ to analyse the causes of this event. The Australian press, politicians, shock-jocks and the public all had their particular slant to apply when assessing why this catastrophic failure occurred. GSES thought it opportune to provide…

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Urth Energy gives access to NEM spot price for home battery systems

November 21, 2016 9:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by Urth Energy Newcastle-based electricity retailer Urth Energy has introduced a plan that allows residential solar & battery storage systems to receive the wholesale spot market price for their energy exports to the grid. The package, called Urth Trader, provides a new money-saving opportunity for grid-connected solar homes, and…

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Planning for Tomorrow’s Inter-Grid

October 24, 2016 11:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by Mary Hendriks, Industry Executive, Australian Energy Storage Alliance With the recent South Australian blackouts driving the debate, the managers, regulators and advocates of change for our energy systems are now stepping up to find solutions for security of energy supply for consumers, business and industry, and for our…

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