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Category: Energy Storage

Sydney Uni Gel-ion Battery Seen as a “Game Changer”

Posted by Peter, on May 9, 2019

Gelion Technology has launched a new type of zinc-bromide gel battery which could be a “game changer”.   Continue reading »

Battery Storage Opportunities in New South Wales

Posted by Peter, on June 22, 2018

The Australian Energy Storage Alliance has launched a report on the “Opportunities for Utility Scale Battery Storage in NSW”.  Continue reading »

$50 million Funding for Grid-scale Batteries in Victoria

Posted by Peter, on March 22, 2018

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced that it will match $25 million being provided by the Victorian Government to jointly fund Victoria’s first two large-scale, grid-connected batteries.  Continue reading »

Aussie Researchers Demonstrate World First Proton Battery

Posted by Peter, on March 12, 2018

Researchers from the RMIT in Melbourne have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery” which is environmentally friendly, used cheap materials and has the potential to store more energy than currently available lithium-ion batteries.  Continue reading »

South Australian Company to Manufacture Molten Silicon Batteries

Posted by Peter, on November 20, 2017

A South Australian company, 1414 Degrees, has moved into a factory in the southern Adelaide where it will build Thermal Energy Storage System systems. The company is planning to build two grid-scale 1GWh systems  Continue reading »

Pumped Hydro Could Store a Thousand Times Enough Energy for Australia

Posted by Peter, on September 25, 2017

A study by the Australian National university has shown that Australia has sufficient potential pumped storage sites to store more than a thousand times as much energy as could ever be needed.  Continue reading »

SA to Trial Supplementing Gas with Hydrogen from Surplus Wind

Posted by Peter, on August 8, 2017

A pilot plant is to be set up in Adelaide to trial the injection of small quantities of hydrogen, produced with surplus renewable electricity, into the gas distribution network.  Continue reading »

RMIT Electrode Could Boost Boost Storage Capacity 30 Times

Posted by Peter, on April 6, 2017

Researchers at the Melbourne Institute of Technology have developed a groundbreaking electrode which they say could boost the capacity of existing energy storage technologies by 3,000%.  Continue reading »

AGL’s Virtual Power Plant Goes Live

Posted by Peter, on March 17, 2017

AGL Energy has begun operating the first phase its “virtual power plant”, which will ultimately be made up of 1,000 connected batteries in homes across Adelaide.  Continue reading »

Pumped Seawater Energy Storage Proposed for South Australia

Posted by Peter, on February 23, 2017

EnergyAustralia has briefed the Commonwealth Government on the potential for a pumped hydroelectric storage project using sea water to support delivery of reliable, clean energy in South Australia.  Continue reading »

Victoria Seeking a 20MW Battery Facility

Posted by Peter, on February 20, 2017

The Victorian Government is calling for expressions of interest to build Australia’s first grid scale battery storage facility.  Continue reading »

Funding to Focus on Large-scale Energy Storage Projects

Posted by Peter, on February 6, 2017

The Prime Minister has called on the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to focus on encouraging the development of flexible capacity and large-scale storage projects. Eligible projects include battery storage, pumped hydro, concentrated solar thermal, biomass and demand management technology.  Continue reading »

CSIRO-developed Home Energy Management System

Posted by Peter, on September 8, 2016

An intelligent home energy management system, with the technical backing of CSIRO, has been launched by a startup company Evergen.  Continue reading »

ANU Sets Solar Thermal Efficiency Record

Posted by Peter, on August 23, 2016

A team at the Australian National University has developed a solar thermal dish with a high sunlight to steam conversion ratio which they believe makes it the world’s most efficient solar receiver.  Continue reading »

“Virtual Power Plant” for South Australia

Posted by Peter, on August 5, 2016

AGL Energy has announced the launch of what the company says will be the world’s largest “virtual power plant”, ultimately involving 1,000 connected batteries installed in homes and businesses in South Australia. The virtual power plant will have the capacity to provide up to 5 megawatts of peaking capacity.  Continue reading »

Melbourne to Get “World First Tesla Suburb”

Posted by Peter, on July 18, 2016

The Glenvill property group has announced the first release of houses in its Yarraville development which it says will be the world’s first”Tesla suburb”. Every house will have a Tesla Powerwall, electric car recharging points and a six-star ecologically sustainable development rating.  Continue reading »

Home Energy Storage Battery Trial for Adelaide

Posted by Peter, on May 19, 2016

SA Power Networks wants 100 customers at Salisbury to purchase or rent a heavily subsidised home storage battery, to determine whether “distributed generation” technologies can avoid the need to build additional network infrastructure.  Continue reading »

ACT Auction to Provide Home Battery Storage

Posted by Peter, on March 31, 2016

The ACT Government is auctioning 109 megawatts of renewable energy feed-in tariff capacity. The successful bidders will establish a solar photovoltaic with battery storage program in the ACT.  Continue reading »

Australian Energy Storage Database Launched

Posted by Peter, on February 23, 2016

The Australian Energy Storage Alliance has launched the Australian Energy Storage Database, an Australian portal to the Global Energy Storage Database that provides free, up to date information on energy storage projects.  Continue reading »

Shared Suburban Solar & Storage To Be Trialed in Melbourne

Posted by Peter, on November 30, 2015

The Moreland Energy Foundation Limited, with $112,400 funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, is to investigate a model for shared solar pv generation and energy storage capacity in metropolitan suburbs.  Continue reading »

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