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Solar + battery beats best retail offers in S.A. by a quarter

The chart shows that the combination of PV+battery+grid, taking advantage of the best grid offer, is $123 per year cheaper than the cheapest grid-only offer ($1,645 per year) and $449 lower than the median grid-only offer ($1,971). In other words, … Continue reading

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How much does battery storage really cost? Lazard weighs in

In November 2015, financial advisory firm Lazard released its first-ever Levelized Cost of Storage Analysis (LCOS). Well known for its Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE) analysis—now out in version 9.0—Lazard publishing an analysis of storage is a major sign that it considers battery … Continue reading

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How the networks fiddle with data to trash rooftop solar PV

Networks across Australia appear to be launching a major campaign to curb the growth of rooftop solar PV – introducing or proposing tariff changes such as high fixed network costs or “demand charges” that penalise rooftop solar and are designed to slow installation rates…As part … Continue reading

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Australia gets Tesla’s Powerwall Battery later this Year

How exciting is this? As our utilities put the hard word on supposed Regulators, to act on their interest rather than ours, here’s the way that Mr Turnbull’s advocated “disruptive technology” will make a big difference. So how about PowerWall … Continue reading

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This new Tesla battery will power your home, and maybe the electric grid too

….spread of cheap solar panels means it’s never been easier to generate some of your own energy. Storing renewables efficiently has been a big bottleneck for consumers and for utilities alike, but if Tesla’s stationary battery takes off, it could … Continue reading

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Australia’s first mobile network battery storage trial underway in Victoria

How about this for the kind of battery storage we should have in the local sub-station in support of CORE(community owned renewable energy)? It’s actually donated to Auslec by Victorian taxpayers. Main objective is to evaluate local boosting of power, … Continue reading

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Take 3 – Contemplating options for energy future

Fresh in from RenewEconomy, latest news from Tesla, premium USA manufacturer of long range EV’s, with 60kWh onboard, to be released in Australia shortly. Also world plans for when you’re mobile, starting with USA and China, for Supercharger stations, solar … Continue reading

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Take 2 – Contemplating options for energy future

Much excitement about energy future revolves around batteries, to store excess PV solar power, now that low Feed in Tariffs make export to grid a rip-off. Recent news is that such a battery system, complete, installed, is still priced at USD700 perkWh or … Continue reading

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Australia networks look to battery storage to cut grid costs

Startling news from SP Ausnet, definitely what we need on Phillip Island considering diesel generator at substation has previously let us down so badly >readmore> RenewEconomy

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Australia’s Redflow expects battery manufacturing deal soon

Here’s another example of commercialisation of new technology not getting a chance in its own backyard, the inverse of “not invented here syndrome”. All interest is from countries outside Australia, despite obvious market here for storage with solar power. >readmore> … Continue reading

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