Energy Storage

ACT offers $3 million to support residential storage

The territory government announced on Friday that it has paid more than $3 million in grants to six companies. The money will support the roll out of storage installations in homes and businesses across the capital territory, in the form of rebates for customers buying energy storage systems.

Oceania Zayed school winner: “We need to do this for our country to have a future”

Motufoua Secondary School from the tiny Polynesian island nation of Tubalu was awarded the Oceania Zayed Future Energy Global High School prize. After accepting the award, one of the school’s students sent a clear message about the need to address climate change.

Northern Territory poised to host up to 45 MW battery storage

As part of an ambitious plan to replace its gas power fleet with large-scale battery storage, the Northern Territory government has invited expressions of interest for a 25 to 45 MW energy storage system intended to support the grid in Darwin and Katherine.

A month in, Tesla’s SA battery is surpassing expectations

It’s just over one month since the Hornsdale power reserve was officially opened in South Australia. The excitement surrounding the project has generated acres of media interest, both locally and abroad.

Imeon Energy to open service center in Melbourne

The latest in a series of international players in the residential storage space, French hybrid inverter supplier Imeon Energy has announced plans to open a new service center in Melbourne, providing further evidence of Australia’s attractiveness in this market.

More big batteries on the way in 2018

Large-scale storage began to gain a lot of attention in 2017, particularly after Elon Musk’s famed ‘100 days’ tweet back in March. Now that this project has proved an initial success, it looks like more big batteries are on the way for the National Electricity Market (NEM).

Grid-level battery storage in focus as summer heatwave approaches

With scorching summer temperatures set to hit major cities in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales this weekend, large scale battery storage has become a major focus of the electricity reliability debate. The Smart Energy Council’s John Grimes says that South Australia’s leadership has been key in to the shift.  

CRC-P awards $8.34 million for three green projects

Under the Cooperative Research Center Program 4th Selection Round, the Australian Federal Government will extend a grant for a smart home energy management system. Other awarded green projects involve an energy storage technology alternative for lithium-ion batteries and innovative generation of low cost, zero-emission, reliable electricity.

ABB to supply storage, microgrid to Woodside gas platform

Independent oil and gas producer Woodside will deploy a battery and microgrid solution on one of its offshore gas platforms. The system is planned to reduce the facility’s gas consumption for electricity supply and its O&M costs.

Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference highlights important role for Australian solar in the Pacific Islands

pv magazine Australia speaks to conference presenters on solar energy for development outcomes via academic-industry collaboration.