Tesla's battery pack won't allow you to quit the grid, but it does put a bomb under need to transform our unidirectional dumb grids into multi-directional multi-generation type smart grids. ASAP.
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Tesla's battery pack won't allow you to quit the grid, but it does put a bomb under need to transform our uni-directional dumb grids.
The startup Vortex Bladeless is developing a bladeless micro wind turbine, like a super-long popsicle stick only rounder.
Europe continues to lead the world on climate action as Australia lags further behind. Many countries now want to push for zero emissions by 2050.
In one fell swoop, Tesla Energy has cut the price of battery storage by more than half. This makes solar and storage readily affordable in Australian homes, and has huge implications for pricing of networks. But it will also accelerate the exit of coal fired generation.
Tesla says if customers can look after their own energy requirements, that will help wean the world off fossil fuels. Its new offerings include a 10kWh home battery storage for $US3,500. It will be offered in Australia early next year, and Tesla has teamed up with Reposit Power to allow households to use batteries to trade in NEM.
AGL Energy has become Australia's first utility to enter the energy storage market, with a limited number of 6kWh li-ion batteries for households.
he ACT government has unveiled a new plan to turn the Territory into a clean energy hub specialising in "next generation" renewables technologies like energy storage.
However you look at it, someone will get burned by the sale of NSW electricity network operators. That someone will most likely be the consumer.
Company behind 300MW solar+wind plant proposal at Port Augusta hopes to have public and planning go-ahead by 2016.