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Energy Storage

Diamond bright, QUT researchers shine light on energy storage solution

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology have proposed a new design of a diamond nanothread bundle that could found a new form of mechanical storage, which, pound-for-pound, is three times more powerful than lithium-ion batteries.


NSW amends laws to pave the way for rooftop solar and big batteries

The New South Wales government has amended legislation to allow for larger-scale solar systems to be installed on homes and commercial buildings without council approval and to facilitate the installation of utility-scale batteries.


New white paper attests to Tasmania’s deep storage potential

New analysis highlights the need of, and Tasmania’s potential for, deep storage to back up Australia’s future energy market. Tasmania is determined to become the Battery of the Nation.

5B chooses Enphase inverters to bring power to bushfire communities

Sydney-based pre-fabricated solar array manufacturer 5B has selected Enphase IQ 7+ microinverters for the Resilient Energy Collective bushfire relief campaign. The initiative is looking to install stand-alone solar and Tesla battery systems at up to 100 sites around Australia affected by bushfires and floods.


NEM 2.0 – COAG sets out for two-sided market

The COAG Energy Council’s plan to unlock Australia’s potential to reindustrialise its energy system has taken another step forward with the publishing of an Energy Security Board consultation paper. The paper discusses what the two-sided market required to free up the potential of household energy technology will look like.


Toyota unveils the first stage of its Altona green hydrogen hub

Toyota Australia has marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the unveiling of the first stage of its green hydrogen production and refueling center at its former manufacturing site in West Melbourne.


Power Ledger, Nicheliving partner for large-scale solar energy trading rollout in WA

More than 100 apartments in Western Australia will get access to blockchain energy trading technology on the back of a three-year deal signed by Power Ledger and developer Nicheliving.


Thousands of South Australian households rush to install batteries

In the five weeks between subsidy step-down being announced and implemented under the $100 million Home Battery Scheme, more than 5,000 subsidies were approved.

Risen Energy’s Merredin Solar Farm readies to join the grid

The Chinese PV module maker’s 132 MW PV project in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region has completed all pre-commissioning testing and is now starting the commissioning process.


SA Water to build solar farm on site of former oil refinery

SA Water has bought a significant portion of land from ExxonMobil Port Stanvac oil refinery to build a large-scale solar farm to generate energy for its neighbouring Adelaide Desalination Plant. The project is part of SA Water’s $300 million investment in solar and energy storage.


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