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Daily update: Why Australian households are desperate for battery storage

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Renew Economy editor@reneweconomy.com.au via mail2.atl111.rsgsv.net

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Why Australian households are desperate for battery storage; Can Green Charge kick-start energy storage leasing boom?; First PV modules installed at Australia’s biggest solar plant; Dirty 170MW coal plant mothballed in VIC; The Australian lambasted for misleading article on deep ocean cooling; Citizen-funded solar system installed at SA community centre; Wind beats nuclear,CCS for global warming mitigation; NY utility proposes community solar, microgrids-as-a-service; How does the RET affect your power bills?; and Germany set for record installation of onshore wind in 2014.
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