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Australians buying three times more batteries in response to energy price hikes

April 18, 2018 9:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Household battery demand has trebled since last year, as Australians take matters into their own hands to protect themselves against energy price hikes. A new report by solar energy consultancy, SunWiz, shows almost 21,000 energy storage systems were installed in Australia in 2017, a three-fold increase on the year before….

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Submit your feedback to help shape Energex’s residential trials

December 12, 2017 9:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Submitted by Vanessa Swinson, Ergon Energy Network | Energex We are seeking your feedback to help shape Energex’s residential battery trials. We are releasing the Preliminary Findings Report which provides an overview and preliminary results of two residential battery trials underway in South East Queensland. These trials are unique in…

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How Rooftop Solar and Battery Systems Can Help Networks Better Manage the Energy Grid

October 26, 2017 3:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There is an emerging perception that solar PV is troublesome for the performance of Australian electricity networks by potentially increasing voltage variability. The Networks Renewed trial aims to address that perception by clearly demonstrating how solar PV and batteries can instead be a valuable resource for the businesses who manage…

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Guide on Home Energy Storage

September 26, 2017 4:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Are you looking for unbiased and clear information on residential energy storage? The NSW Government recently released the NSW Home Solar Battery Guide; a consumer guide to energy storage for the homeowner. The guide assists consumers in answering important questions such as how to choose the right battery system and…

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An atlas of pumped hydro energy storage

August 23, 2017 1:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
An atlas of pumped hydro energy storage

South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and the Canberra district Andrew Blakers, Matthew Stocks, Bin Lu, Kirsten Anderson and Anna Nadolny, Australian National University Australia has many potential sites for pumped hydro energy storage (PHES). In our initial survey of South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and the Canberra district we have identified about…

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Solar Calculator Resource Library

June 22, 2016 2:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by Solar Choice Over the years, Solar Choice has developed a range of interactive solar and battery storage-related calculator tools. This resource library acts as a homepage for these calculators, to make it easier to identify and access the calculator that best suits your needs. Access the library here.

Widespread support revs up for government action on electric vehicles

April 20, 2016 5:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A broad coalition of representatives from Australia’s emerging Electric Vehicle market are calling on the Federal Government to support a nationally co-ordinated approach to support the move from petrol and diesel, to electric cars. Issues raised by the industry include the introduction of infrastructure, incentives and regulation to ensure the…

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The Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap

February 29, 2016 10:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap is an ambitious program. It aims to develop pathways to navigate the critical change in Australia’s electricity networks during 2015–25. The goal is to foster innovative electricity systems that focus on better serving the needs and aspirations of future customers. Download report here.

Localised networks and demand side participation

February 26, 2016 9:47 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The National Electricity Market (NEM) has been traditionally set up as a two sided market which allows for participation from the Supply Side and the Demand Side. With the rapid and continuous uptake of distributed generation and storage, the terminology and regulatory framework surrounding the “two sided” approach will have…

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What we know about households who are already off-grid

December 16, 2015 4:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Report written by Associate Professor Heather Lovell, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania, Hobart; Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2015-2018); November 2015. Background There is increasing concern from the utility industry and government in Australia about households leaving the electricity grid. There have been a number of reports on…

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