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Australian utility tests nickel-hydrogen battery

Australian energy giant AGL will install a nickel-hydrogen battery at its Torrens Island power station site in South Australia as it explores the potential opportunities that the technology could provide for stationary energy storage applications


Bluetti introduces new modular residential battery system

Bluetti, a US solar and storage specialist, has developed a modular 7,600 W lithium iron phosphate battery system for residential settings, with 9.9 kWh to 19.8 kWh of flexible energy storage capacity.

REC rolls out new 470 W rooftop solar panels

Singapore-based PV module manufacturer REC Group has launched in Australia a new series of rooftop solar panels with power ratings ranging from 450 W to 470 W and efficiencies of up to 22.6%.

Australian hydropower company begins work on 2 GW pumped hydro project

Exploratory work and detailed site investigations have started for the 2 GW Borumba Dam pumped hydro project in Queensland, Australia.

Australian company launches 3 GW wind, solar tender

Australia’s CleanCo has launched an expression of interest process to add 3 GW of wind and solar generation to its portfolio.

Stanwell partners with Queensland manufacturer on ‘world’s largest’ iron flow battery

Electricity generator Stanwell Corporation has supersized its plans to develop grid-scale iron flow battery storage systems in collaboration with Queensland-based battery manufacturer Energy Storage Industries – Asia Pacific, announcing a binding agreement that could deliver a 150 MW commercial battery by as early as 2029.

Australia backs 248 GW pipeline to counter reliability challenges

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) says that 248 GW of proposed generation projects, storage installations, transmission developments, and government energy programs have the potential to address many of the risks in its latest market forecast – if they are delivered to schedule.

The Hydrogen Stream: Water splitting with solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of 12%

A Japanese team is working on a solar water splitting system with a 12% solar-to-hydrogen efficiency, while UK researchers have identified the reason why graphene’s dense crystalline structure is much more permeable to protons.

Batteries overtake pumped hydro in Australia’s National Electricity Market

Grid-scale battery storage systems have surpassed the charging capacity of pumped hydro in Australia’s national grid, following the recent completion of two new battery projects, totaling 150 MW.


Vena launches plan to support solar, storage ‘megaproject’ in Indonesia

Singapore-based developer Vena Energy says it will investigate opportunities to make solar panel components and battery energy storage systems in Indonesia, in order to support a hybrid megaproject with up to 2 GW of solar and more than 8 GWh of energy storage.

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