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Australia’s solar states defying the government coal train

15 Aug 2019, 13:06 • By Andy Colthorpe
Australia’s solar states defying the government coal train

Make no mistake - headlines in the mainstream press this week around Australia, climate change and energy are not positive. But enthusiasm at state level, where arguably politicians have closer relationships with their constituents, appears to run counter to apathy or even obstructionism from the top.

More microgrids reach Australia

More microgrids reach Australia

22 Feb 2019, 16:25

Perth-based Hybrid Systems and BayWa r.e. have reaped the lion’s share of the first round of a programme to roll out 'standalone power systems' (SPS) across Western Australia.

Italian oil giant acquires Australian solar-plus-storage project

Italian oil giant acquires Australian solar-plus-storage project

6 Feb 2019, 11:27

Eni Australia, a subsidiary of Italian oil and gas firm Eni, which has been active in Australia since 2000, has acquired a 33.7MW construction-ready solar-plus-storage project in the Northern Territory of Australia, from Katherine Solar, a joint venture between Australia’s Epuron and UK-based firm Island Green Power.

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2019: Beyond electric dreams

8 Jan 2019, 12:19 • By Andy Colthorpe
2019: Beyond electric dreams

In the previous instalment of this blog, we looked at how our respondents from across the energy storage industry had viewed 2018’s biggest challenges. This time out we look at what some of 2018’s biggest successes were.

South Australia launches AU$50 million fund for grid-scale energy storage

South Australia launches AU$50 million fund for grid-scale energy storage

23 Nov 2018, 03:15

In order to address intermittency in its grid, the South Australian Government has introduced a AU$50 million (US$36 million) Grid Scale Storage Fund (GSSF) to help accelerate the deployment of new large energy storage projects, including pumped hydro, hydrogen, gas storage, solar thermal, bioenergy and battery storage.