none

ADELAIDE MOVES CLOSER TO BEING AUSTRALIA'S FIRST CARBON-NEUTRAL CITY

18-07-2015
by 
in 

Battery storage will be installed in a number of Adelaide's most prominent public buildings to move the city closer to its goal of becoming Australia's first carbon neutral city.

The $1.1 million in storage, announced recently by Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis, will integrate with existing rooftop solar systems.

“The battery storage systems will be located at high profile sites within the City of Adelaide, such as the Museum, State Library and Art Gallery of South Australia, which all have existing rooftop solar photovoltaic systems,” Mr Koutsantonis said.

“Through this exciting project, the State Government will be demonstrating how integrating battery storage with solar photovoltaics can deliver multiple benefits of greenhouse gas reduction, energy load management and energy cost reductions.

“These North Terrace precinct sites offer a great opportunity to publicly showcase battery storage technology, and public schools in the city could also show the community how solar photovoltaics and battery storage technologies can be combined to provide energy-smart solutions in smaller buildings.

“With a high uptake of renewables in South Australia, including rooftop solar, South Australia is well positioned to be a strong ‘early market’ for battery storage systems."

South Australia already receives around 39% of its energy from renewable sources.

In addition to the battery storage project in public buildings, the Adelaide City Council has also announced it will offer incentives of up to $5000 to city ratepayers who install battery storage devices.

Related news & editorials

  1. 27.10.2021
    27.10.2021
    by      In
    ‘Buy Australian Now’, the latest campaign from Australian Made is urging all Aussies to support local jobs and economic recovery by backing our local makers and growers as the country begins to open up and prepare for the festive season.
    According to Australian Made Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro,... Read More
  2. 26.10.2021
    26.10.2021
    by      In
    Work, health and safety are fundamental to our lives and are, more than ever, a central focus for organisations.
    The Hunter region in NSW is well-known for leading the way in industry; this in turn has led to the region becoming champions of WHS.
    The Hunter Safety Awards were born out of desire to... Read More
  3. 19.10.2021
    19.10.2021
    by      In
    There is no doubt that the recent AUKUS agreement between Australia, USA and the UK was a surprise to just about everyone on the planet!
    Taking a closer look into the government’s decision to commit to the AUKUS alliance, much of what has been reported by mainstream media has been inaccurate or... Read More
  4. 18.10.2021
    18.10.2021
    by      In
    Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA welcomes today’s intervention of the Australian Government seeking to put an end to three months of damaging strikes at Fremantle Port.
    It has been reported the Australian Government has stepped in, utilising its powers under the Fair Work Act to seek an... Read More
Products
Suppliers