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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.

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.

Australian studies identify thousands of potential pumped hydro sites

Australian studies identify thousands of potential pumped hydro sites

28 Sep 2017, 15:04

While headlines about energy storage in Australia have been dominated by news of batteries in large-scale utility projects and the residential sector, the country’s government and renewable energy agency have identified numerous possibilities for developing pumped hydro storage assets.

ARENA and ISF to trial solar-storage-smart inverter on 150 Australian homes

ARENA and ISF to trial solar-storage-smart inverter on 150 Australian homes

24 Nov 2016, 09:30

The Australian Renewable Energy Association (ARENA) has partnered with the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) in conducting a trail on more than 150 households in New South Wales and Victoria to test how smart inverters can enhance residential solar-plus-storage systems and improve the stability of electricity on the grid.

South Australia utility explores grid storage potential

South Australia utility explores grid storage potential

3 Nov 2014, 12:25

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), has given utility company AGL Energy (AGL) the task of examining the business case for grid-connected energy storage in South Australia, with AGL to receive AUS$445,000 (US$390,000) of funding.