What can we learn from Tesla’s Victoria fire?

It is four weeks since a Tesla Megapack caught fire during testing at one of the world’s largest battery storage projects. On 30th July, a 13-tonne lithium-ion battery at Neoen’s 300MW Victorian Big Battery complex in southeast Australia – which has not yet been switched on – erupted into a four-day blaze.

Marketwatch: Australia

BY BEN COOK: Australia has decided to get serious about energy storage. For the first time, dispatchable energy storage has been listed as ‘high priority’ by the nation’s independent infrastructure adviser Infrastructure Australia…

Energy storage in Australia is blazing a trail, in no small part due to these projects funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. Photo credit: Carnegie Wave Energy CETO 6, ARENA

10 Australian projects you need to know of

By Jason Deign The pace of energy storage development in Australia has been underscored by three separate industry announcements in the last week. Last Thursday, RenewEconomy revealed that US developer SolarReserve had tabled a bid to replace aging coal…

Reposit Power, with its solar battery storage trading and control platform, is one of the companies helping residents in Australia make money by selling stored energy to the grid. Photo credit: Australian Government

How can customers trade energy with batteries?

By Dr Geoff James Previously published on and republished with permission. When people buy batteries for their homes, they mainly expect to have more energy independence. But a sophisticated battery system can do more than providing…