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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It’s all about consumers driving change in the energy market

October 21, 2015 10:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The AEMC Year in Review is now available. It provides a snapshot of how our work in 2014-2015 has addressed Australia’s evolving energy market. Click here to access the report.

Powerful Potential: battery storage for renewable energy and electric cars

October 20, 2015 4:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Half of all households in Australia are predicted to adopt solar systems with battery storage, which will see the market potentially growing to $24 billion. Home battery systems have the potential to significantly reduce household electricity costs.  And with two of the world’s biggest home battery manufacturers having recently announced…

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How to Handle the Limited DC System Voltage Window

August 24, 2015 11:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Designing a DC system requires consideration of the ability to work within a certain DC voltage window. The maximum voltage provides the high-end of a voltage range that is available to charge the battery, whereas, the minimum voltage gives the lowest voltage within that range that is acceptable to the…

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Monitoring of Lead Acid Batteries

August 24, 2015 11:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

An Eltek White Paper No foolproof indicators/tools for knowing and predicting the health and life of a leadacid battery have been evolved or devised. The only way to truly determine the health of a standby lead-acid battery is to perform a 100 % capacity test, according to the battery manufacturers…

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Energy Storage Study

August 24, 2015 10:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The role of enabling technologies such as energy storage is becoming more important as Australia moves towards higher penetrations of intermittent renewable generation such as solar and wind power. Some parts of Australia are already experiencing the technical limitations of intermittent renewables, leading to emerging power quality issues or curtailment…

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