Batteries, compressed air, thermal & kinetic energy.
Batteries are an important component of energy storage because they can quickly be turned on and off, allowing them to convert stored energy into electricity within an instant and provide power as required. Other technologies that store energy include pumped hydro, compressed air, thermal energy storage and kinetic energy systems.
When renewable energy generation is coupled with energy storage, energy is stored during times of high production and / or low demand, and released when demand is high. A combination of generation and storage can firm the grid. This creates the flexibility that underpins a reliable electricity supply from variable, intermittent power sources such as wind or solar.
We can have much cheaper batteries without rare metals. Born in the Hunter, Allegro's battery design uses readily available materials without compromising performance. This flow battery or supercapacitor can be used for small to large-scale energy storage and EVs for a fast charge.
Central Queensland Power
This joint venture is driving the decarbonisation of heavy industry in Gladstone and the wider Central Queensland region. Energy Estate and RES are developing a portfolio of wind, solar and BESS projects with a capacity of over 2GW.
The Djandori Gung-I project is a $2 billion pumped hydro renewable energy initiative in central Queensland employing a novel "Superhybrid" system. Its objective is to generate 500 new jobs while supplying 600,000 homes with green energy.
EVO Power is an Australian technology company that enables the electrification of large commercial and small utility projects with fully integrated energy storage solutions. Their turnkey Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and software solutions enable participation in market trading and grid services.
Energy Renaissance is a battery manufacturer born in the Hunter. It is committed to creating and making all Australian lithium-ion batteries from cells to complete battery solutions and accelerating Australia’s transition to a clean energy superpower.
Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) is expected to be critical in reaching net zero targets. LAVO specialises in the supply of LDES, using hybrid lithium-ion and hydrogen technology to store energy and dispatch it as needed.
MGA Thermal is a Australian clean energy company with a breakthrough form of long-duration, thermal energy storage at scale. MGA is a missing piece of grid decarbonisation, turning renewable energy into 24/7 clean steam and power for industrial and grid sectors.
Phase Change Products (PCP)
Phase Change Materials (PCMs) are unique compounds that can regulate temperature passively, avoiding the use of electricity. Phase Change Products uses PCMs to improve the energy efficiency of air conditioning, battery cabinets, and more.
RayGen combines hi-tech solar with thermal storage for proven, reliable and flexible energy. Their utility-scale solar and long duration energy storage technology is backed by global energy majors. Free of polysilicon, RayGen manufactures satellite-grade photovoltaic solar modules in Melbourne.
Redflow manufactures zinc-bromine flow batteries that are free of lithium. These batteries use chemical components dissolved in liquid to store electrical energy for long durations.
Australia is a world leader in the uptake of rooftop solar and our technologies are leading the way.
The Cleantech Showcase lists examples of projects that are capable of propelling us towards a prosperous, zero emissions Australia.
This list is not exhaustive and many more comparable projects may exist.
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