Are you ready for an electric car?

December 8, 2017 11:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

By Carola Jones Electric Vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more common on our roads. Driving an EV minimises harmful NOX emissions and filling up a car with electricity is cheaper than with fuel. More importantly, they are also a lot of fun to drive. Most people who have tried…

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Financing battery storage+renewable energy

November 22, 2017 10:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Horizon Power is leading the delivery of renewable energy solutions in remote and regional Western Australia, with installation of the first utility-standard Stand-alone Power System (SPS) in Western Australia’s north. 2017 saw a raft of state-run tenders launched in Australia for utility-scale storage development, driven by the rapidly falling costs…

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Integrating Solar, Battery Storage and Smart EV Charging

November 16, 2017 10:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Electric vehicles (EVs) have gone from futuristic fantasy to a global inevitability. China, the UK and France are leading the charge, all of which have made announcements to ban or limit sales of new cars with internal combustion engines by about 2040. Australia is still lagging behind, due in part…

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Positive developments for residential storage: product standards update

September 27, 2017 3:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The controversy around standards for residential on-site storage batteries is moving closer to a sensible resolution following a round table discussion between industry big wigs earlier this month. As readers will be aware draft AS/NZS 5139 requires batteries to be installed outside of residential premises. On its release for consultation…

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A step closer to FCAS participation for aggregated battery storage

August 23, 2017 1:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
A step closer to FCAS participation for aggregated battery storage - Liam Rogers

Article by Liam Rogers, Lawyer, MARQUE Lawyers Pty Ltd, 02 8216 3034  Recent rule changes to unbundle ancillary services and reclassify market loads bring aggregated battery storage providers closer to offering frequency services to AEMO. The first rule change promotes more demand side participation in the ancillary services market by unbundling…

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LG high efficient panels – A must have for Tesla

July 24, 2017 4:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
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Interview with Markus Lambert, Head of LG Electronics’ Energy Division, Australia Markus Lambert, the head of LG Energy  has been working in the solar industry since 2006. In that time he has seen many changes and he believes the best decades of solar and batteries are still in front of…

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Virtual power plants: The Finkel, Zibelman energy revolution

June 28, 2017 1:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by Phil Keogan, SVP Asia Pacific, Sunverge Energy For far too long, the Australian energy industry has been consumed by finger pointing and fault finding. Network operators accused of over investing in poles and wires to drive up the value of their asset base and revenues. Rule makers criticised…

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Batteries, grids and power plays

June 28, 2017 12:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by Tina Perinotto, The Fifth Estate The Energy Storage Conference which took place over 14- 15 June featured a topic of conversation about Standards Australia’s draft proposal to make keeping a lithium battery onsite very difficult if not impossible at a reasonable cost. The story which we broke last week, Battery storage standard could…

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Is Battery really the future of energy storage?

June 28, 2017 12:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by Poojan Modi and Francois Aguey-Zinsou, Materials Energy Research Laboratory (MERLin) and School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia Energy security and flexibility, dispatch of renewable and meeting consumer expectations are the most significant challenges facing the energy industry. Current approach to these problems is by using battery technology…

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Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition 2017: Roundup

June 28, 2017 11:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by James Martin II, Solar Choice Every June for the last three years I’ve attended the Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition in Sydney. This year the event took place on 14-15th at Sydney’s new Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICC Sydney) in Darling Harbour. It was held concomitantly with the…

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