Utility Scale Storage

Australia’s largest battery retrofitted to solar farm officially opens

The 25 MW / 50 MWh Tesla battery collocated with the 60 MW Gannawarra Solar Farm has been officially opened.

Renewables still setting strong pace in South Australia

The April shelving of a major solar thermal plant has done little to slow the pace of renewable energy projects being proposed in South Australia.

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LG Chem partners with Envirostream for battery recycling in Australia

The South Korean battery manufacturer has joined forces with Victorian recycler Envirostream to develop processing solutions and reduce battery waste stream in Australia.

Total Eren secures finance for Victoria’s biggest solar farm

The French renewables giant has reached financial close for the 256.5 MW Kiamal Solar Farm with the support of a group of Australian and European financial institutions. Additionally, Australia’s green bank Clean Energy Finance Corporation entered the project by taking a minority equity stake.

Vena Energy cuts ribbon on 95 MW Tailem Bend Solar Farm

The Singapore-based developer plans to build another stage of the solar project similar in size and add a grid-scale battery.

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Upstream majors to lead the charge in renewables investment

Renewable energy investment in the APAC region, excluding China, will overtake spending on oil and gas exploration and production spending by 2020, finds Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy. And Australia is set to emerge as one of the leading investment destinations.

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The U.S. energy storage market will nearly double this year

The combination of solar plus storage is super-charging the deployment of batteries across the country, and IHS Markit says that the United States will become the largest market for grid-tied energy storage this year.

Public consultation opens for 11 GW renewable energy hub

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority is seeking public submissions on the massive Asian Renewable Energy Hub proposed for the Pilbara region.

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Vanadium-flow batteries set for grid scale project in Port Augusta, South Australia 

Canadian company CellCube Energy Storage Systems and Pangea Energy have signalled their intention to install a 50 MW/200 MWh energy storage system in Port Augusta, South Australia. 

PV+storage opportunity looms in Asia-Pacific region: WoodMac

Solar-plus-storage could be competitive against gas peaking power plants in Australia within the next five years, as the average solar-plus-storage LCOE across the Asia-Pacific region is set to fall from $133/MWh this year to $101/MWh by 2023, according to a newly released research report.

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