Andrew Reddaway: Recent battery research at the ATA

6:30 - 8pm Monday 4th April 2016

McCoy Building
Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

   

Many householders looking to install solar panels are also now considering battery storage. With Feed-in Tariff schemes ending in some Australian states soon, existing solar owners are also upgrading with batteries to store the solar energy they generate during the day. The combination of high electricity prices and abundant sunshine makes Australia a world leader for the battery market.  But are the economics and benefits of investing in batteries ready now?

Andrew Reddaway, Energy Analyst at the Alternative Technology Association (ATA), presents his recent battery research including; 

-          Economics of batteries for households.

-          How green are batteries & solar?

-          Battery-enabled Sunulator.

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6:30 - 8pm Monday 4th April 2016

McCoy Building
Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Public transport: Stop 111 Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets on tram routes 1 & 8.
Entry to building is on south side of Elgin St up the ramp.
Entry: Gold coin donation
Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI), our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for supporting us in bringing you this event.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub next door to continue the discussion after 8pm.

Andrew has created Sunulator  - a free tool which estimates the economic feasibility of a solar system. Sunulator is a simulation tool that can help you plan a grid-connected solar project. Sunulator was recently upgraded to include battery storage.Andrew Reddaway joined the ATA in mid-2013. From his work with the Australian Energy Market Operator, Andrew has experience in the analysis of electricity and gas networks including the impact of solar photovoltaic generation. He has a strong background in software and modelling to deliver benefits to clients in the fields of energy and business operations. With a deep interest in sustainability, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts.

Andrew has presented at the BZE discussion groups a number of times. 

Further reading;
Presentation Slides here (2.4MB PDF)

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