South Australia

Cultana Solar Farm ramps up for construction start

Work on the long-awaited 280-megawatt Cultana Solar Farm in South Australia could begin as early as July.

Neoen reports strong increase in revenue, Hornsdale big battery exceeds all expectations

The substantial surge in storage revenue due to specific grid conditions in Australia was one of the main factors behind a 61% year-on-year increase in revenues Neoen saw in the first quarter of the year.

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Fimer’s React 2 added to SA Home Battery Scheme

The offer under the South Australian government’s Home Battery Scheme has been expanded with the addition of Fimer’s residential energy storage solution.

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South Australia forecast to add nearly 1 GW of big PV over the next four years

With more than half of its electricity already supplied by wind and solar, South Australia is setting the bar high for how to efficiently decarbonize the grid. As it moves toward its 2030 target of “net” 100% renewables, the speed of the state’s energy transition will depend on a host of factors.

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.

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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Tesla big battery expansion reaches milestone

Network connection works have been completed on Neoen’s upgraded Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia. The 50MW/64.5 MWh expansion will provide an Australian-first large-scale demonstration of the potential for battery storage to provide the stabilizing inertia services that are critical to the future integration of renewable energy.

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Do you know the difference between Virtual Inertia and Fast Frequency Response?

Virtual inertia is a fundamentally different mechanism to fast frequency response (FFR).

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SA Home Battery Scheme’s first step-down of subsidy

The South Australian Government’s subsidy under the $100 million Home Battery Scheme will have its first planned reduction in five weeks’ time.

SA home battery subsidies to decrease, Victoria’s battery rebate expands to more postcodes

The South Australian Government is expected to announce a decrease in the subsidy level and cap for its Home Battery Scheme this week, while the Victorian Government has more than doubled the eligible postcodes for its Solar Homes program.

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