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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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Western Australian firm plans an A$20M solar power station

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 09:17 -- Xuan Zhong
Western Australian firm plans an A$20M solar power station

The renewable energy company Carnegie Clean Energy has announced its A$20M ($15M) plan to develop a 10MW battery-ready solar power station in Northam, Western Australia.

The project will be delivered by the Energy Made Clean (EMC, Carnegie Clean Energy’s subsidiary) and Australian infrastructure firm Lendlease joint venture to deliver lithium batteries, solar and storage microgrids across Australia.

 

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Rumoured guidelines could derail Australia’s ESS market

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:12 -- Xuan Zhong
Rumoured guidelines could derail Australia’s ESS market

Australia has embraced battery energy storage systems as a means of storing its abundant renewable energy— but that could be set to change.

Progress could be derailed by a host of proposed new guidelines and recommendations by Standards Australia that would ban battery ESSs from being kept inside domestic premises.

 

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UPDATE: Lead smelter outage causes shutdown and million dollar losses

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 11:17 -- Xuan Zhong

Power failure and the limitations of diesel-generated electricity caused a lead smelter in Australia to shut down operations for around two weeks.

All operations have resumed and the plant is now back and running at full production.

Multi-metals firm Nyrstar was forced to shut its Port Pirie smelter in South Australia after severe storms led to an outage of its power supply, including the blast furnace on September 28th.

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