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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 »

“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 »

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 »

Solar Battery Grants for Adelaide Homes & Businesses

Posted by Peter, on July 3, 2015

Homes and businesses in the Adelaide CBD can now get grants of up to $5,000 to install battery systems to store power generated by rooftop solar panels. The Council already offers grants of up to $5,000 toward the cost of rooftop solar panels as well as grants towards electric vehicle charging stations and upgrades which […]  Continue reading »

NZ Electricity Co Offers Solar PV with Battery

Posted by Peter, on June 14, 2013

Vector Limited, the largest electricity and gas distribution company in New Zealand, is offerring a "home solar power solution", incorporating intelligent battery storage into a traditional solar PV system. In the introductory phase of the programme, a limited number of installations will be available in the Auckland region. The system consists of solar panels, a […]  Continue reading »

Murdoch Uni Develops Affordable Grid Storage Battery

Posted by Peter, on August 13, 2012

Murdoch University researchers have developed a water-based sodium-ion battery which they say shows excellent potential for affordable, grid-scale energy storage. Other storage technologies, such as molten salt or molten sulfur, work at high temperatures, making them expensive to use. The water-based sodium-ion battery provides more affordable low-temperature storage. The battery has the added advantage of […]  Continue reading »

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