Battery storage an energy option for consumers

The domestic battery storage market looked set to take off when significant price reductions and rapidly rising electricity prices indicated batteries would soon be cost effective. Unfortunately, over the past few years electricity prices have continued to soar but the price of battery storage has remained high. Do Government subsidies help? Read Dr Martin Gill’s analysis here.

Dr Gill is the Consumers’ Federation of Australia (CFA) representative on a number of Standards Australia Technical Committees developing energy standards. Standards Australia recently published a new standard for battery storage developed for use by manufacturers, system integrators, designers and installers of battery energy storage systems.

Read more about the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (AREA) battery storage projects:

CFA provides volunteer representatives on Standards Australia Technical Committees as part of the CFA Standards Project. If you are interested in finding out more about the Project and about volunteering as a CFA Standards Representative please contact the Standards Coordinator: