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California solar policy boost for battery storage

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:52 -- Xuan Zhong
California solar policy boost for battery storage

Virtually all homes built in California from 2020 will be required to incorporate solar panels— a policy move being seen as encouragement to ramp up battery storage in the state.

The California Energy Commission, which approved the policy on 9 May as part of the state’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards, said in terms of homes the move would “encourage demand-responsive technologies including battery storage”. 

 

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Draft Australia home storage fire-risk rules dropped

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:04 -- Xuan Zhong
Draft Australia home storage fire-risk rules dropped

Regulators in Australia have dropped initial proposals that could have banned the introduction of on-site lithium-ion battery storage in homes.

The potential ban came to light earlier this year when Standards Australia launched consultations into draft fire safety regulations for the use of lithium-based batteries.

 

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