AGL plans its own “big battery” and renewables to replace Liddell Coal Plant

AGL Energy is planning its very own big battery, considering a 250MW battery storage facility at the Liddell coal plant in the Hunter Valley as part of a suite of investments designed to replace the capacity and output of the ageing generator that is due to close in 2022.

Australia urged to aim for 100% renewables by 2030s

One of the world’s leading climate experts says Australia needs to aim for 100 per cent renewables within two decades as part of its efforts to meet climate targets, and it stands to reap enormous economic – and environmental – benefits if it does.

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Lyon plans battery tender for AU$1.88bn solar plus storage projects

The highly ambitious solar and battery storage developer Lyon Group has unveiled yet another big project, this time a AU$660 million solar plus storage project in Victoria, adding to its growing portfolio in South Australia and Queensland. The latest plan for a 250 MW large-scale solar plant, paired with 80 MW/160 MWh of battery storage at […]

Australia: long-awaited report on energy transition is published

Australia’s chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel finally released its long-awaited report on how the country’s energy system is changing. The renewable sector had long hoped the report will set out a vision for the country’s transition to low-carbon electricity generation.

Elon Musk has turned Australia’s energy debate on its head

It took a couple of tweets, and at least one one-hour long phone call, but it seems pretty clear that Tesla founder, CEO and billionaire Elon Musk has helped turn the debate around energy policy in Australia on its head.

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Tesla launches Powerwall 2, says all solar homes will have storage

Tesla has officially launched its range of second generation home and grid-scale battery storage products in Australia, with installations of the company’s fully integrated, 14kWh residential Powerwall 2 units to begin in homes throughout the country next month.

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Australian Battery storage held back by ignorance of regulators, ministers

Leading battery storage developers have expressed their frustration that ignorance among regulators and energy ministers is holding the technology back, despite it being cost competitive.

Queensland regulators want battery storage out of homes, garages

Two Queensland workplace regulators are recommending that all battery storage units not be placed in either the home or the garage, and should instead be installed in a free standing, weatherproof enclosures.

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Lithium-ion battery storage may be banned inside Australian homes

Lithium-ion battery storage devices – including Tesla Powerwalls and other products – may be banned from being installed inside homes and garages in Australia under new guidelines being drafted by Standards Australia.

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Tesla, LG Chem tipped to dominate massive battery storage market

Analysts at investment bank Morgan Stanley suggest Tesla and LG Chem are best positioned to take big market shares in a market that it predicts will grow faster than most others expect.

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