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Tasmanian solar true believers turning to batteries after tariff cut

Updated January 20, 2019 10:18:37 Photo: Jeff Jennings generates more energy than he uses, but is set to be worse off after the cut. (ABC News: Michael Brooks) Map: Hobart 7000 Frustrated Tasmanians whose solar feed-in tariff was cut in half from January 1 are increasingly considering battery storage instead of feeding into the grid. […]

Blackout prone region in SA gets big battery

Posted January 16, 2019 11:08:33 Photo: The new battery storage facility is based at Dalrymple on the Yorke Peninsula. (Supplied: ElectraNet) South Australia has received another boost in its battle for improved power security following the completion of a new 30-megawatt battery on the Yorke Peninsula. Key points: The battery is to provide power to […]

The Williams outside house

Updated December 07, 2018 06:20:58 Gordon and Lorraine Williams say they will use their power bill savings to visit their daughter and have the occasional meal out. ABC North and West: Gabriella Marchant Topics: solar-energy, electricity-energy-and-utilities, welfare, economic-trends, house-and-home, energy, port-augusta-5700, port-pirie-5540, port-pirie-south-5540, port-pirie-west-5540, risdon-park-5540, risdon-park-south-5540, adelaide-5000

The Williams at their table

Posted December 07, 2018 06:18:11 Topics: solar-energy, electricity-energy-and-utilities, welfare, economic-trends, house-and-home, energy, port-augusta-5700, port-pirie-5540, port-pirie-south-5540, port-pirie-west-5540, risdon-park-5540, risdon-park-south-5540, adelaide-5000

The town taking energy prices into its own hands

Posted December 07, 2018 06:18:11 Photo: The Williams will use their power bill savings to visit their daughter and have the odd meal out. (ABC North and West: Gabriella Marchant) Low-income residents of a regional South Australian city are using an innovative solar scheme to shave money off their power bills. The Port Pirie Regional […]

Frustrated Carnegie shareholders quiz wave power company on poor performance

Updated November 30, 2018 22:04:50 Photo: Carnegie Clean Energy wants to build a wave farm at Sand Patch outside Albany. (ABC News: Benjamin Gubana) Long-suffering shareholders in embattled wave power company Carnegie Clean Energy have questioned the company’s ability to remain afloat. Key Points: Shareholders fear for the future of Carnegie and its planned wave […]

Renewables ‘heading for 80 per cent of electricity market by 2030’

Updated November 30, 2018 08:13:12 Renewable generation installation has accelerated to such an extent it is on track to provide almost 80 per cent of the electricity market by 2030, according to research from consultancy Green Energy Markets. Key points: Rooftop solar installations are up 76pc on this time last year By end of the […]