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Understanding Australia’s tantalizing battery market

In this pv magazine Webinar, we will share insights on how battery design and engineering platform pvDesign is being used, having recently been expanded to include AC-coupled battery storage systems.


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Both alluring and elusive, Australia’s grid-scale battery market today has plenty of enthusiasm but little certainty.

While a select few companies are reaping the rewards of going big and early, the risk profile for most remains insurmountable. Australia’s recent energy market volatility no doubt holds promise for arbitrage infrastructure like batteries, but the ground beneath the proposition is hardly stable with long term, secure contracts far and few between.

As David Scaysbrook, cofounder of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, one of Australia’s biggest renewable investors, put it recently: “Lots of announcements about batteries, not many cheques being cut.”

So how should developers be designing with batteries?

In this pv magazine Webinar, speakers from software company RatedPower will share insights on how its design and engineering platform pvDesign is being used, having recently been expanded to include AC-coupled battery storage systems.

What goes into making a bankable battery project? How does Australia’s market compare with the rest of the world? And what can we learn from real projects? These questions and more will be discussed by RatedPower’s Account Executive for Oceania and Southeast Asia, Laura Rodriguez, and her colleague, engineer Irene Negro.

pv magazine webinar content:

  • Designing hybrid projects with AC-coupled batteries
  • How software can be used to improve the end-to-end engineering process
  • Australia and New Zealand’s battery market outlook
  • Q&A

Attendees will have the opportunity to not only ask questions but contribute to a broader discussion on the types of features they would find most helpful in design platforms. Bella Peacock, editor at pv magazine Australia, will moderate the webinar.

Registration for this pv magazine Webinar is free of charge.


Laura Rodriguez | Account Executive Oceania, SEA & Northern Europe, RatedPower

Laura is a renewable and software industry sales professional, currently working at RatedPower as an Account Executive for the APAC and North European markets. With a background in International Business and International Trade, Laura previously worked in the business strategy area in various companies as well as a market analyst for the Government of Spain in Australia.

Irene Negro | Customer Success Manager, RatedPower

Irene is a renewable energy engineer, currently working at RatedPower as customer success manager. She has a thorough understanding of RatedPower’s pvDesign, the digital solution to reduce LCOE and maximize productivity for utility-scale PV plants.


Bella Peacock | Editor, pv magazine Australia

Bella completed her MA in English Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, living and working in Berlin and Sarajevo for four years before returning home to Australia in 2019. She joined pv magazine Australia in 2020, after 18 months working as a digital producer for Nine, and has since become completely engrossed by the world of renewable energy, technology and sustainability. Bella has completed a BA in Media Arts & Production at Sydney’s University of Technology.

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