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    Hands-on with Origin Energy’s EV Power Up (beta), recharging for just 8c/kWh

    As EV adoption grows and charging at home increases, energy companies are taking the opportunity to get creative with energy plans to attract new customers. One example is Origin Energy which has introduced EV Power Up. EV Power Up is currently in trial/beta phase and I was accepted into the program yesterday. EV Power Up is effectively a bolt-on to any existing plan and...

    Victoria is ready for 444 Tesla Megapacks to be installed

    Victoria is spending $1 billion on building 4.5 gigawatts of new renewable energy generation and storage projects. The first project as part of this funding by the SEC is another massive grid-scale battery to help with the transition to renewable energy. This will create another one of the world’s biggest battery projects, known as the Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub (MREH). Minister for Energy & Resources Lily...

    GALLERY: Chiltern’s Off-Grid Living Festival features a wide variety of EVs and renewable technology

    The regional Victorian town of Chiltern is this weekend playing host to the Off-Grid Living Festival, a major event for the town. Running since 2018, the event features a wide range of electric vehicles and renewable energy. Having attended the event this morning, I was blown away at the scale, with a massive carpark and large event space, held at the Chiltern Racecourse and...

    Tesla Powerwall 3 launches in America, more power, easier installation, starts at US$5,628*

    Tesla has officially started selling the Powerwall 3 in the U.S. The cost of the home battery storage is $5,880, if you include the 30% Federal tax credit), while installation and fees will be on top of this. If we take the US price and pass it through a currency converter, we arrive at $8,630.64. To compare it to the current Powerwall 2 sold...

    AEMO draft shows Australia can transition to renewables by 2050, with a massive uptick in solar, wind, battery storage

    Today, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has published the Draft 2024 Integrated System Plan (ISP). This is a roadmap for Australia's energy transition to renewable energy over the next 20+ years. The integrated system plan includes an optimal or best-case development path of energy generation, storage and transmission investments necessary to achieve Australia's transition to a net-zero economy by 2050. The plan was created after...

    Everything Electric Australia 2024 is the rebranded name for Fully Charged Live Sydney

    Everything Electric Australia, formerly Fully Charged LIVE, will make a return in 2024 over three days (Fri 9th – Sun 11th February) at a new venue the Sydney Showground at Olympic Park but with the same main sponsor NRMA. Building upon the success of the 2023 Show, Everything Electric Australia has grown both in terms of adding another day and expanded beyond electric vehicles displays...

    HelioWing Solar+Battery installations take as little as 6 hours to install

    The HelioWing by World4Solar is a solar canopy for outdoor and parking spaces, which also works as a carport with its integrated EV charger. Part of the challenge of infrastructure like this is the length of time and subsequent costs involved in deploying the technology. The HelioWing is available in 2 different sizes (HelioWing 5 with 7.38 kWp and the HelioWing 7 with 9.84 kWp)...

    Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub (MREH) includes massive battery large enough to support 1 Million homes

    Australia is transitioning its energy grid and the Federal Government recently approved the latest battery storage project, located in Victoria, known as the Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub (MREH). This $800 million energy storage facility that will support Victoria's renewable energy zones and stabilise the state's energy infrastructure. MREH will be one of the biggest batteries in the world, with a capacity of 1.6 gigawatt-hours (GWh). It...

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    Hands-on with Origin Energy’s EV Power Up (beta), recharging for just 8c/kWh

    As EV adoption grows and charging at home increases, energy companies are taking the opportunity to get creative with energy plans to attract new...

    Victoria is ready for 444 Tesla Megapacks to be installed

    Victoria is spending $1 billion on building 4.5 gigawatts of new renewable energy generation and storage projects. The first project as part of this funding...

    GALLERY: Chiltern’s Off-Grid Living Festival features a wide variety of EVs and renewable technology

    The regional Victorian town of Chiltern is this weekend playing host to the Off-Grid Living Festival, a major event for the town. Running since...
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