1. Australian Electric Grid Operator Predicts Half Its Customers Will Have Home Battery Storage by 2035

    Australian Electric Grid Operator Predicts Half Its Customers Will Have Home Battery Storage by 2035

    The boss of Australia’s fifth-largest electricity distributor has hinted that residential solar-plus-storage could help prevent blackouts like the one that rocked South Australia last September. SA Power Networks CEO Rob Stobbe predicted that 50 percent of his company’s customers would have home battery storage by 2035, and 30 percent would have electric vehicles.

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    1. By 2035, at least 70 percent of our customers in South Australia will have solar on their roofs, with about 2,000 megawatts of capacity.
    2. The big driver of cheaper storage in Australia, and most markets for that matter, comes from rapidly declining lithium-ion battery costs.
    3. Additionally, Australia is uniquely positioned for residential solar-plus-storage growth, given a combination of high retail electricity rates and feed-in-tariff rates that are declining or, in cases like New South Wales and Victoria, have expired recently.
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    1. Electricity Source:

      Solar Photovoltaic, Wave, Tidal, Hydro, Wind
    2. Storage Market:

      Commercial & Industrial, Military, Residential & Community & Microgrid, Smart Grid, Utility Grid, Vehicle-to-Grid/Home
    3. Storage Technology:

      Compressed Air/Gas, Flow Battery, Flywheel, Hydrogen, Lead, Liquid Metal, Lithium, Magnesium, Mechanical Storage, Nickel, Sodium, Supercapacitors, Vanadium, Zinc
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