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Only in WA – Minister Nahan says ban on battery storage and EVs is “red tape gone mad”

Right now, it’s an unwieldy energy grid that’s reliant on ageing, dirty coal fired power stations and expensive gas, yet needs to be subsidised by more than $500(!) a year for each household, or a total of more than $600 million…Nahan appears … Continue reading

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How one company plans to store energy in giant balloons under Lake Ontario

Under a building on Toronto Island, a 30cm pipe extends underground jutting out into Lake Ontario. The pipe stretches nearly four km to a series of unworldly fabric balloons packed full of compressed air. An old marine salvage technology, the balloons, or … Continue reading

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The energy storage holy grail

California, whose green ambitions helped the solar and wind industries take root, is proposing a sharp rise in energy storage to better integrate renewable power with the rest of the grid…”We can’t just rely on sunlight,” Governor Jerry Brown told … Continue reading

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Don’t waste solar energy on coal

BZE RePower Port Augusta proposal is threatened with being undermined by Alinta. They want to run water up the tower of the CST(Concentrated Solar Thermal) plant, rather than molten salt. 24 hour power is the objective, with 600degC salt storage. … Continue reading

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Possibility to get payment to store electricity from the grid!

Looks like things are moving right along, in more progressive parts of the world, where they actually have the smarts enabled in smart meters! Electrovaya launches Li-ion residential energy storage system; 3 kWh – 20 kWh >read more>

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