25 November 2015
The Clean Energy Council, in collaboration with CSIRO, has launched an Australian-first home energy storage safety guide alongside Australia’s most comprehensive national study of storage safety.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) supported the development of the new resources through the Future-Proofing in Australia’s Electricity Distribution Industry project.
ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said storage could enable more renewable energy to be used in Australia.
“As the energy storage revolution gains momentum, filling existing knowledge gaps will be critical for ensuring a safe and smooth transition,” Mr Frischknecht said.
“These new resources highlight key challenges for regulators, retailers and installers while seeking to increase consumer understanding of battery storage.
“This work is well aligned with ARENA’s knowledge sharing mandate and joins a suite of ARENA supported storage pilots and studies.”
The report will be added to the ARENA Knowledge Bank shortly, where previous reports from the project are currently available.