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“Niche player” to build a gigafactory in Australia

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:43 -- News Editor
“Niche player” to build a gigafactory in Australia

Australian company Energy Renaissance (ER) is to build a “specific and niche” lithium-ion battery gigafactory in Darwin, in the country’s Northern Territory, which will start production by late 2018.

Our niche focus is to build the world's best batteries for hot and humid climates,” said Brian Craighead, managing director of Energy Renaissance, in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The battery storage systems will be designed for commercial and utility-scale uses in telecommunications, defence and government sectors, and target the Australian and South-East Asian markets.

 

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Funding boost for printed batteries project

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 09:53 -- News Editor
Funding boost for printed batteries project

Work is under way in Australia on an AUD11 ($8.3) million project to develop ultra-thin flexible screen-printed batteries for portable devices and intermittent renewable energy.

Brisbane-based battery energy storage firm Printed Energy said the innovation is a step closer to being made commercially available thanks to research carried out jointly by the University of New South Wales and University of Queensland.

 

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Australia energy policy blueprint backs battery storage

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:43 -- News Editor
Australia energy policy blueprint backs battery storage

Australia should incentivise increased use of battery storage technology as part of moves to improve energy security, boost clean power generation and avoid major power outages, according to a new energy policy blueprint.

The ‘Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market’, led by Australia’s chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel (pictured), said the federal Government should consider regulatory reforms that could “reward” consumers and others who invest in battery storage systems.

 
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Market services tender issued for Australian battery storage project

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 14:31 -- Paul Crompton
Market services tender issued for Australian battery storage project

A market services tender has been issued for an AUD660 million ($498 million) combined large-scale solar and battery storage project at Nowingi, in the northwest of Victoria, Australia.

Power sector investor the Lyon Group said Nowingi solar storage’s 250MW solar generation will charge an 80MW / 160MWh battery storage system, “making it the world’s second biggest such project after Lyon’s Riverland solar storage, which was announced in March this year”.

 

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Redflow puts flow batteries into tropical telecom

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:49 -- Xuan Zhong
Redflow puts flow batteries into tropical telecom

Australian flow battery maker Redflow has announced its largest single sale of zinc-bromine batteries, worth about US$600,000 (A$800,000), for multiple telecom sites in the Pacific Islands.

Redflow’s partner Vertiv (formerly Emerson Network Power) will provide the batteries for an energy storage solution being designed by New Zealand-based Hitech Solutions.

 

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Can silicon TESS beat lithium-ion?

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 09:36 -- Xuan Zhong
Can silicon TESS beat lithium-ion?

Australia's Adelaide-based energy storage firm 1414 Degrees plans to deliver an 800MWh/50MW molten silicon thermal energy storage system (TESS) for deployment in energy grids by late 2018.

The molten silicon storage device can store 500kWh of energy in a 70cm cube, the firm said in the Australian Financial Review, and compared with Tesla’s recently launched 14kWh Powerwall 2 lithium-ion storage battery, the new technology stores 36 times more energy.

 

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Largest solar plant in Australia with Li tech

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:49 -- Xuan Zhong
Largest solar plant in Australia with Li tech

Queensland-based firm SolarQ has announced it plans to develop the largest solar farm and energy storage facility in Australia, with 800MW(ac) of solar photovoltaic and 4,000MWh of lithium-ion battery storage.

The AU$2 billion (US$1.5 billion) project that has secured sufficient land in the Lower Wonga area of Queensland, says will eventually supply about 15% of south-east Queensland's power needs.

 

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Redflow suspends battery deliveries amidst ‘impurities’ probe

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 09:52 -- Xuan Zhong
Redflow suspends battery deliveries amidst ‘impurities’ probe

Australian energy storage firm Redflow Limited has suspended delivery of its flow batteries while the company investigates potential performance issues.

The Queensland-based company said laboratory testing of electrolyte samples from one “specifically-identified batch of 10 batteries indicate that they may be at risk of failure due to the presence of impurities in battery electrolyte”.

 

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New nano-tech for Li-ion collectors

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 09:37 -- Xuan Zhong
New nano-tech for Li-ion collectors

Australian battery firm Nano-Nouvelle said it has proven its nanotechnology materials, that can boost lithium-ion batteries’ energy storage capacity by 50%, are ready for plug-and-play production.

In a recent trial, Nano-Nouvelle worked with Portland, Oregon-based Polaris Battery Labs to successfully apply a graphite layer to its copper-coated nanomaterial, Copper Lumafoil.

 

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The world’s largest Virtual Power Plant gone live in Australia

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:07 -- Xuan Zhong
The world’s largest Virtual Power Plant gone live in Australia

Australian energy retailer AGL Energy has announced the world’s largest residential Virtual Power Plant (VPP) has gone live after a six-month initial construction phase.

AGL will complete the installation of 1,000 Sunverge Energy’s (a US energy storage systems provider) lithium-ion batteries across Adelaide, Australia by the end of 2018, which would reach 5MW of storage.

 
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