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Aug 13

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Here come batteries

We’ve been snowed under working to bring about a new energy market for Australia, but have noted the flurry of news on battery technology with interest Energy storage a no-brainer? Battery storage don’t add up…yet Utilities need to prepare for storage adoption Nothing makes sense in isolation, and so it is with batteries. A lot ...

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Jun 13

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When good news is, well, kind of good news

Fresh in my inbox from reneweconomy - confirmation by AEMO that solar power and energy efficiency is continuing the trend of declining energy consumption. If you are keen, have a read of the AEMO electricity forecast directly. The predictable response is, this is great news! Demand falling, peak demand falling. Prices should come ...

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Oct 12

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Resilient energy systems: learning from Hurricane Sandy

There’s one thing that Australia can justifiably claim to be a world leader in – no, it’s not sport, digging up rocks or dodgy haircuts. It’s extreme weather. Hurricane Sandy, on the US eastern seaboard has been pretty impressive by any standards, and the damage it does to people, lives and property is ...

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Oct 12

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To face west? or to not face west?

I recently got asked if there was anything in the suggestion by the Productivity commission that solar pv be west facing to reduce peak demand costs. I haven’t actually checked if this is what they said, but it is something I have heard said a lot and was covered here for example. The argument typically […]

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