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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.

ATA launches free solar+storage calculator for homeowners

The not-for-profit Alternative Technology Association (ATA) has launched a free service through which homeowners looking to install a solar+storage system can get information on how to best size their system.

Bali volcano threat prompts distribution of solar-powered TVs, kits

Not-for-profit Kopernic provides disaster relief in Bali with the distribution of solar-powered televisions and kits.

Explainer: How accessible is battery tech for home owners today?

Undeniably popular and, according to a new report, important for future energy systems, distributed battery storage is tipped by many to be set for rapid growth. But how realistic is the proposition for homeowners today?


Opinion: Regressive energy policy fails to stifle Australia’s enthusiasm for energy storage

Australia tipped by BNEF to be distributed storage hotspot, despite a lack of policy support. BNEF forecasts global storage market to double in size more than six times between now and 2030.

Leading solar, storage bodies combine to form Smart Energy Council

The Smart Energy Council, a merger of Australia’s leading industry bodies for solar and storage, will be looking to better reflect the country’s energy future.

Australian government to back blockchain PV, water project

The Australian government has agreed to provide $2.57 million to support a two-year pilot project that will use blockchain technology to pair utility-scale and commercial rooftop PV with a battery, electric vehicle charging stations and water treatment and capture systems in the port city of Fremantle.


AGL to expand peer-to-peer solar trial

AGL is set to expand its blockchain-enabled peer-to-peer solar trading program. Initially launched as a trial in May, the scheme will be expanded first in Adelaide, although the number of households to which it will be made available in this second stage is yet to be determined.


Horizon Power to shave peak with MyPower, opportunity for batteries

Western Australian regional utility Horizon Power is rolling out a new program to incentivize consumers to reduce their consumption during peak hours. The higher fixed tariff may penalize solar homes; however, it does presents an opportunity for battery storage.

First sonnenFlat system installed in New South Wales

The first sonnen system to be installed in Australia under the sonnenFlat pricing structure will save the family $2,000 on their electricity bills. Installer Natural Solar made the claim on Friday, when announcing the landmark system.


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