Tesla confirms 50,000 home virtual power plant is on the way in South Australia

(REPOST: Energy Storage)Virtual power plants (VPP) take the capabilities of several home or commercial solar-plus-storage systems and aggregate them together to form a bigger grid or capacity...

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5 THINGS I FOUND SINCE INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS AND A POWERWALL 2

(REPOST: Cyber Shack)Before you make such an investment you undertake a massive research initiative to ensure that you are investing your money correctly by installing such a system. However,...

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what do you do when the lights go out?

One great side-benefit of home battery storage is having an emergency power supply.

We asked what was important to you when the lights go out in a power cut. Thanks for the enthusiastic response. ...

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The Energy Revolution Of 2018: Electricity Storage

(REPOST: Forbes)In 2017, utility-scale energy storage moved from a handful of experimental programs to front-page news, with prominent deployments in Australia, Texas, Southern California, and...

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Salisbury solar battery trial in South Australia saved money & energy for customers

(REPOST: Energy Matters)The aim of the trial was to see if battery storage could save customers money, and protect them from blackouts. Most customers achieved the predicted savings of more than...

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Clean Energy Regulator: small-scale solar+storage installation rate doubled in 2017

(REPOST: PV Magazine)Reports from Australia’s PV installers are that interest in battery storage is surging. Hype about brands like Tesla, worries over grid security, and the increasing...

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Solar + Tesla battery storage offered as sweetener for “knockdown rebuild” homes

(REPOST: One Step Off The Grid)In a deal announced last week with solar retailer Bradford Energy, Porter Davis said it would include a 5.6kW rooftop solar system coupled with a 13.5kWh Tesla...

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Renewables, Energy Storage, Electric Cars Will Likely Grow Strongly In 2018 As Oil Prices Rebound

(REPOST: Forbes)BNEF chief editor Angus McCrone writes that the falling costs in lithium-ion batteries, solar and wind energy that 2017 saw will continue in 2018 thanks to economies of scale and...

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Order to solicit batteries in California shows ‘energy storage is effective capacity resource’

(REPOST: Energy Storage News)On 11 January, the state regulator, the California Public Utilities’ Commission (CPUC) issued Resolution E-4909, which authorised Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), one of...

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Renewable energy: best lessons learnt in oil and gas

(REPOST: LinkedIn)We are heading in the direction of a low carbon future - the way the world thinks about renewable energy has undergone a remarkable change. It is no longer just an idea backed by...

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