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National battery storage standard close to release

09 July, 2019

Standards Australia is developing a national installation standard for battery storage devices, producing a draft via the consensus-based standards development process.

MFB four-bay, outdoor shelters

02 July, 2019

MFB's four-bay, outdoor shelters allow people in remote regions of Queensland to communicate via the state's trunk two-way radio network.

Producing efficient next-gen solar cells

25 June, 2019

Researchers are developing thin phosphorene nanosheets for use in the next generation of perovskite solar cells.

CEFC invests $51 million in Victorian solar farm

19 June, 2019

The investment in the 200 MW Kiamal Solar Farm brings the CEFC's investments in Australia's large-scale solar sector to more than $1 billion.

SolarEdge 300 W smart panels

14 June, 2019

SolarEdge has introduced 300 W smart panels to the Australian residential market.

EVs to drive change in home energy systems

03 June, 2019

Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to help reduce solar payback periods and accelerate the transition to renewables, according to a report.

Action needed to improve energy literacy: report

28 May, 2019

A report released by National Energy Resources Australia is calling for a nationally coordinated effort to enhance Australia's energy knowledge.

Redflow deploys batteries in China smart grid project

23 May, 2019

Australian-based Redflow Limited has signed a collaboration agreement with ZbestPower to supply a 100 kWh battery energy storage solution for a smart grid project in China's Qinghai Province.

Energy strategy to be tested on solar-powered car

21 May, 2019

Researchers will test an energy management strategy that maximises efficiency in balancing solar input, battery storage potential and energy output at the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

Keeping up with the data-driven energy industry

02 May, 2019

Australian integrated energy company Origin Energy has invested in technology provider Intertrust in order to capitalise on the industry's transition towards data-driven models.

People are hindering energy storage growth

01 May, 2019

Robert Morgan, CEO of Energy Storage at GE Renewable Energy, suggests the biggest obstacle to integrating storage into the grid is people as opposed to hardware.

TED: the new kid on the energy storage block

11 April, 2019

CCT Energy Storage's TED (Thermal Energy Device) is a heat battery that can store 12 times more energy than a lead–acid battery and 5–6 times more than a lithium-ion battery.

AEMO to run a VPP integration trial

09 April, 2019

The 12- to 18-month trial will focus on demonstrating the operational capabilities of VPPs to deliver energy and Frequency Control Ancillary Services.

Fruit farmer cuts energy costs by 30% with solar installation

08 April, 2019

A Goulburn Valley pear and stone fruit farming family has saved more than $62,000 a year in electricity after installing a solar PV system across its two cold storage sheds.

Barriers to on-farm solar PV installation

05 April, 2019

Farmers are increasingly investing in renewable energy, but they continue to face a number of challenges when it comes to the connection, installation and integration of on-farm solar PV.

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