December 11, 2017 3:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

By Margaret Page, AESA Researcher What an amazing year 2017 has been. As more Australians and New Zealanders embrace energy storage solutions, we see a direct correlation in the number of new and emerging commercial-scale energy storage systems showing on the Australian Energy Storage Database (AESDB). As Researcher for the…

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Magellan Power Solar Smoother – an innovative solution to lessen the intermittency of solar generation

November 22, 2017 9:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The number of photovoltaic power plants connected to electricity networks in Australia has increased substantially in recent years due to the advancement in PV technology and rapidly decreasing costs. The distributed PV systems now make up the vast majority of installed PV capacity in Australia. One major problem with PV…

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November 11, 2016 11:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Neometals Ltd (ASX: NMT) and Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further progress the development of a downstream lithium chemical plant in the Eastern Goldfields of WA. Under the plan the partners would use lithium concentrate from their…

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Conergy partners with BMD to construct Australia’s first utility-scale solar and storage project

October 24, 2016 10:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Global downstream solar company Conergy has appointed BMD Constructions, headquartered in Queensland, as the major sub-contractor for its $42.5 million Lakeland Solar & Storage Project in Far North Queensland. Located off the Mulligan Highway at Lakeland in Far North Queensland, the project is the Southern Hemisphere’s first integrated solar, storage…

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From Gel Battery to Aquion Salt Water Battery

September 21, 2016 6:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by Peter Libretto, Design Engineer, Enertech  Lady Elliot Island is the southernmost coral cay of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The island lies 46 nautical miles (85 km; 53 mi) north-east of Bundaberg and covers an area of approximately 45 hectares (110 acres). It is part of the Capricorn and Bunker Group of islands and is owned by the Commonwealth of…

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Seeking to Place European Institutional Funds into Australian Energy Storage Assets

May 26, 2016 11:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Professor Peter Droege, President of Eurosolar and General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy recently contacted the AESA indicating significant European institutional investment interest in Australian energy storage assets.   Peter also leads the Vaduz and Berlin based Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development providing worldwide services , training and trade in renewable infrastructure,…

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DOE Global Energy Storage Database

April 23, 2015 9:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories and California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), Australian Energy Storage Alliance (AESA) has committed to help with developing the DOE Global Energy Storage Database (GESDB) to provide a platform for Australian stakeholders and AESA member companies to track and promote energy storage projects on a…

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Current energy storage projects with ARENA funding – list provided by ARENA

December 16, 2014 10:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) was established to make renewable energy solutions more affordable and increase the amount of renewable energy used in Australia. Energy storage is a key enabling technology for renewable energy and several ARENA funded projects include a component of energy storage. These projects are listed…

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Public-Domain Test Data Showing Key Benefits and Applications of the UltraBattery®

December 16, 2014 10:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The UltraBattery® is a hybrid energy-storage device that combines a supercapacitor (alternatively called an ultracapacitor) and a lead-acid battery in single-unit cells, incorporating the best of both technologies and balancing their chemical and electrical characteristics passively: that is, without the need for extra electronic controls. The hybridization of the two…

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Vast Solar’s 30MW Jemalong Solar Station – Concentrating Solar Thermal Power

December 16, 2014 12:53 am Published by Leave your thoughts

FACT SHEET Who is Vast Solar? Vast Solar is an Australian company developing concentrating solar power (CSP) generation technology with integrated large-scale thermal energy storage. Vast Solar has developed a low-cost concentrating solar power system to deliver CSP at a commercial cost, competitive with wind power, and with the additional…

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