Tens of thousands of South Australian homes and businesses have been repeatedly left without power because of the unique ecosytem of the SA power market and its unstable mix of power resources.
The answer to these problems may be closer than you think. Local Adelaide company, 1414 Degrees, has found a solution to the energy crisis with plans to revolutionise bulk energy storage using silicon.
Off-grid solar providing electricity at night for northern Rwanda; the potential for further benefits is huge.
“Just a few years ago the idea that “off-grid” systems could fill the gap seemed preposterous: the market was dominated by charities giving away solar-powered lanterns that could produce a few hours of light at night. But as technology and venture capital firms have entered the market, the industry has quickly evolved.”
Read more, from The Economist
The Liberal party says there is a need for large scale storage for the transition to renewable energy to work.
Read the article here from InDaily – click to view.
SA heading for 95% renewable energy within a decade: report
Yesterday (9/11/16) the State Government and the Adelaide City Council unveiled a plan to make Adelaide a carbon neutral city by 2025.
1414 Degrees chairman Dr Kevin Moriarty welcomes this plan but emphasises that grid storage is imperative to achieve this.