The All Energy conference is on in Melbourne this week, the most comprehensive clean & renewable energy event in Australia. We are excited by what the future has in store for renewable energy in Australia with news releases from Enphase, SMA ABB and other big players in the energy storage sector.
But it was Greg Hunt who stole the show today, boldly declaring that “we need our politics to keep up with our people” and that “storage is the new black.”
This change in mood at a federal level is great news for the solar industry as we head into the next big wave of uptake; both storage and solar as prices continue to fall. I get the feeling that the next few years are going to be huge, not just the solar industry, but for the energy sector as a whole as integrated and grid-connected solar storage becomes the norm.
Trial of Enphase Residential Storage and Envoy-S
One of the biggest announcements this week is that Enphase will partner with South Australian power networks for the first trials of the Enphase residential storage system. The Enphase Energy Management System includes the Enphase AC Battery, a modular 1.2kWh battery. But what we are really excited about is the energy management capabilities thanks to the Envoy-S, an absolute game-changer for home power management and monitoring – not just of the solar system but for energy usage in the home.
There really hasn’t been a good quality energy management and monitoring system that we could offer our customers, but this is all about to change and it will be here by the end of the year.