Month: May 2016

PV & Storage Can Be Cheaper Than Coal

Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath A German – and formerly majority Australian owned – developer of concentrated solar power plants with molten salt storage says it can get the cost of electricity from a utility-scale version of its technology, with 15 hours of thermal energy storage, down to between 5 and 7 cents […]

What is load shifting?

Load shifting is as basic as storing energy and using it at a later stage. Here are a few examples of load shifting. Multi tariff shifting Let’s say Fred and Jan’s family have off-peak electricity tariff between 11 pm – 7 am at 12c per a kW/h of electricity used. Now when Fred and Jan’s […]

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