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New trial to provide a ‘bottomless battery’ and decarbonise gas New trial to provide a ‘bottomless battery’ and decarbonise gas

An Australian first “power-to-gas” trial could see excess renewable energy stored in the gas grid and used to decarbonise Australia’s gas supply. Australian Gas Networks (AGN) will partner with AquaHydrex, which will design and build an electrolyser pilot plant in Adelaide’s western suburbs. It will use electricity to split water to produce hydrogen – a…

United Energy’s award winning formula for storage and solar United Energy’s award winning formula for storage and solar

In late 2013, United Energy was considering the evolving energy landscape and came to the realisation that through the use of solar and storage technology, they could transform the very nature and function of the grid itself. By the end of 2016, with a Clean Energy Innovation Award under their belt, it was clear that…

Networks Renewed: Essential Energy partners in battery storage and solar trial in regional NSW Networks Renewed: Essential Energy partners in battery storage and solar trial in regional NSW

Essential Energy is signing up regional NSW residents to participate in a trial to assess the potential for customer-owned battery storage systems and advanced solar inverters to help better manage demand for network capacity. In a joint project with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), University of Technology Sydney, Reposit Power and SMA Australia, Essential…

Endeavour Energy SolarSaver Residential Battery Energy Storage Trial Endeavour Energy SolarSaver Residential Battery Energy Storage Trial

Western Sydney is leading the way with renewables with more than 100,000 homes now with solar systems. With the market for residential battery storage also rapidly evolving, there are now both opportunities and barriers associated with this technology that will be important to understand to ensure the effective and efficient deployment on electricity networks. As…

TasNetworks Part of Exciting Three-Year Battery Trial TasNetworks Part of Exciting Three-Year Battery Trial

For TasNetworks, customer owned batteries are an opportunity to resolve network problems without building additional network. This is particularly true at the edge of the grid, where building more network is expensive. The CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial is a joint research and development project through TasNetworks, battery control software business Reposit Power, the Australian…

Cutting edge renewable energy trial with massive batteries Cutting edge renewable energy trial with massive batteries

Two batteries capable of delivering up to two megawatt hours of power have arrived in Carnarvon where they will soon be part of a cutting edge trial. Believed to be the first trial of its kind in Western Australia, the two 1000 kilowatt batteries housed in two 40 foot containers will be connected to the…