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Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants

You might only think about energy storage when your laptop or cellphone are running out of juice, but utilities can plug bigger versions into the electric grid. And thanks to rapidly declining lithium-ion battery prices, using energy storage to stretch electricity generation capacity. Based on our research on energy storage costs and performance in North Carolina, and our analysis of the potential role energy …

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Australia is Creating Renewable Energy Faster Than Other Countries

On top of that, the government recently announced they are taking even more steps to reduce their national carbon footprint by planting one billion trees by 2050. The research, which was conducted by The Australian National University (ANU), found that Australia is installing renewable power per person each year faster than any other country, which is …

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Gelion launches zinc bromine gel battery to take on lithium mainstays

The company unveiled the first commercial application of its Gelion Endure battery storage platform – a battery-integrated portable, automated solar light tower – at the home of its conception, the University of Sydney, at a live demonstration on Wednesday night. The technology was unveiled as part of a $1 million contract with the University – …

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Solar demographics: Low-to-mid income households choose solar to beat rising power prices

This is according to solar demographics data just released. New research commissioned by Solar Citizens shows rooftop solar panels are proportionally more common on the homes of low-to-middle income Australians. In fact, the lowest socio-economic group had the highest solar uptake, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald. Significantly, the wealthiest group had the lowest. Solar …

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Here’s how a 100% renewable energy future can create jobs and even save the gas industry

The world can limit global warming to 1.5℃ and move to 100% renewable energy while still preserving a role for the gas industry, and without relying on technological fixes such as carbon capture and storage, according to our new analysis. The One Earth Climate Model – a collaboration between researchers at the University of Technology …

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