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Energy disruption: Solar plus storage to be cheaper than grid in 2017

September 1, 2016 1:37 am

Some utilities may think that it will be up to a decade before there is a mass market uptake of battery storage, and the chair of the Australian Energy Market Operator may even try to convince themselves that the technology won’t be commercial for another two decades, but they might…

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Energy Technologies Initiative

August 26, 2016 5:38 am

New technologies are emerging to support the transition to renewable energy. They bring incredible opportunities for businesses to get involved via commercialisation and technology transfer to market. The Energy Technologies Initiative, produced by the NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub and funded by the NSW Government Department of Industry, is…

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Living off-grid in Australia’s tropical north: Tips from a long-term Daintree resident

August 17, 2016 12:13 am

With the exception of a small group of properties next to the river, no homes in Queensland’s Daintree have access to grid connected power. And yet, a large percentage of Daintree residents appear to have put off-grid renewable energy power systems (RAPS) in the “too hard basket.” This is partly…

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Tesla-SolarCity Merger Talks Are Only Tip of the Energy Cloud

August 16, 2016 11:56 pm

The Tesla-SolarCity merger talks have been dominating headlines of late. While Elon Musk’s demagoguery is a welcome reprieve from the political demagoguery that is otherwise competing for space above the fold — at Navigant Research, we aren’t exactly surprised by the move. The Tesla-SolarCity proposed merger is really just the…

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SolarCity, Tesla see Australia as key market for cheapest solar and storage

August 15, 2016 7:19 am

SolarCity’s results announcement on Tuesday has added flesh to the bones of Elon Musk’s dream of creating a global solar, storage and EV powerhouse, including plans to manufacture building integrated solar roofing and to target Australia as a key market for cheap and efficient solar and storage. SolarCity – the…

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The world’s largest virtual power plant: What’s in it for consumers?

August 15, 2016 6:51 am

Last week, AGL Energy announced exciting new plans to develop what it describes as “the world’s largest battery storage ‘virtual power plant” in South Australia. The project will comprise a centrally controlled network of 1,000 residential and business battery storage systems with a combined total of 7MWh capacity – the…

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AEMO report highlights need for energy transition plan

August 15, 2016 6:44 am

A report released today by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) again highlights the importance of a long-term strategic plan to ensure a cleaner, low-cost and reliable energy system long into the future, the Clean Energy Council said today. Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said a report released…

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Australia’s first commercial EV fast-charging stations rolled out in QLD

August 15, 2016 6:31 am

Australia’s first commercial electric vehicle charging stations are being rolled across five sites in Queensland, using the state’s home-grown Veefil fast charger technology by Brisbane company Tritium. The stations, the first of which has been installed at the Noosa Blue Resort in Noosa Heads, are being developed by ASX-listed energy…

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How to use lithium-ion batteries

August 11, 2016 11:22 pm

Lithium-ion is likely to become the battery of choice for uninterruptable power supplies (UPSs) — as their costs continue to decrease, the benefits become more widely known, and manufacturers make their UPSs compatible. Download this white paper to discover the advantages of Li-ion batteries and how they can be used…

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Electric cars in China – Charging ahead

August 11, 2016 7:40 am

After a decade of halting progress, electric cars are zooming ahead in China. Last year the number of registrations of new electric vehicles overtook that in America, making the Middle Kingdom the world’s biggest market (see chart). The category includes electric-only cars as well as plug-in hybrids that can also…

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