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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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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SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER

We are often asked how big a home battery should be to get the best value for money.

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The home battery that stores renewable energy

(REPOST: CNN)Though renewable energy is on the rise, a significant challenge has always been finding ways to store it on days when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow. In the small...

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Europe's 'largest' shared battery installed in Nottingham

(REPOST: BBCNews)The two-megawatt-hour battery is part of a renewable energy network in a 500-home development in the Trent Basin.

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World Bank plans ‘Scaling Solar and Storage’ program

(REPOST: PV-Tech)The World Bank plans to make energy storage an integral part of its ‘Scaling Solar’ program, that until now has been focused purely on facilitating large-scale solar tendering,...

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China officially installed 52.83GW of solar modules in 2017

(REPOST: PV-Tech)According to China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), solar PV installations reached 52.83GW in 2017, up from 34.54GW in 2016, and accounting for around 50% of expected...

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