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South Australia’s Tesla ‘Big Battery’ saved consumers $116 million in electricity costs last year

- March 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

The $200 million “Big Battery”, installed in South Australia in 2017 by Elon Musk’s Tesla company, has almost paid for itself, saving consumers around $116 million in higher power costs in 2019, a study by engineering and project management firm Aurecon has concluded. That figure is nearly treble the $40 million saving in 2018. The… Read more »

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Sydney startup develops small-scale solution that will have a big impact on energy usage in Australia

- September 14, 2015 5 MIN READ

While finding reliable sources of clean, cheap energy should be high on the political agenda, a Sydney-based startup thinks Australia is approaching the energy equation backwards. Irish-Australian technologist and founder of CIM Environmental Group, David Walsh said it’s cleaner and cheaper to not use energy than it will ever be to produce it.