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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.

Rooftop solar generates 4% of total electricity

29 March, 2019

Renewables now account for 21.2% of Australia's electricity generation, contributing to decreasing emissions, according to the March National Energy Emissions Audit.

Support for the energy-sharing economy

28 March, 2019

A report has found Australians support platforms similar to Airbnb or Uber that would enable them to share their excess power, particularly if it benefits those in need.

Funding to improve forecasting of wind and solar farms

27 March, 2019

ARENA has awarded $9.41 million to 11 projects to trial short-term forecasting at large-scale wind and solar farms across Australia.

Energy storage — the great enabler

20 March, 2019

The 2019 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition, held 13–14 June, will bring together industry professionals in the energy storage sector to analyse the projects and transformative technologies powering the global energy transition.

Victorian wind farm to generate jobs

13 March, 2019

Construction has begun on the $275 million Mortlake South Wind Farm in Victoria, which will include the state's first underground transmission line and create over 100 jobs.

WA's energy strategy plans for future power system

11 March, 2019

The WA Government has launched the Energy Transformation Strategy to address the rapid uptake of rooftop solar panels and battery storage systems, and increasing levels of large-scale renewable generators.

Zinc-bromide battery to power Sydney Uni lights

11 March, 2019

University of Sydney spin-off Gelion Technologies has launched an energy storage battery that could offer a cheaper and safer alternative to lithium ion batteries.

Yackandandah's mini-grid reaches 1 GWh milestone

18 February, 2019

The Victorian town of Yackandandah has generated 1 GWh of renewable energy from its community mini-grid and has launched an energy storage installation at its fire station.

Work to begin on Deakin's renewable energy microgrid

31 January, 2019

Deakin is partnering with AusNet Services and Mondo to develop a $30 million renewable energy microgrid to power its Waurn Ponds Campus.

Labor plans to "supercharge" hydrogen industry

23 January, 2019 by Nichola Murphy

The Labor Party's $1.14 billion National Hydrogen Plan, which aims to position Australia as a leader in the hydrogen industry, has largely been met with support.

Signal Energy Australia powers ahead with NSW solar plant

16 January, 2019

Signal Energy Australia will be working alongside Canadian Solar to provide EPC services for the 175 MW Finley Solar Plant in New South Wales.

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