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Australia added more stored power capacity - 246 megawatts - than any other nation worldwide in 2017.
The plan includes the establishment of a National Hydrogen Innovation Hub in Gladstone, Queensland with an initial investment of $3 million.
Pacific Hydro has installed 25 of the 39 turbines at its new wind farm.
South Australia leads the nation in the uptake of wind energy and rooftop solar with renewable sources accounting for more than 50 per cent of the electricity generated in the state.
More than 725MW of total new solar capacity was also registered in September, the largest volume of new solar recorded for a single month.
Hot water supply accounts for up to 30 per cent of an Australian household’s energy use.
Customers participating in the trial will experience the functionality of the Solar Analytics dashboard including advanced performance analysis and notifications, fault alerts, battery storage calculation and solar savings analysis.
A $20,000 grant funded the test with results likely to be released later this month.
An industry roadmap known as the PUSCH project was also unveiled at the event.
Grid integration and hydrogen projects have been earmarked as standout sessions while energy trading using blockchain and government-funded initiatives will also feature at the two-day event.
The solution, which students are field testing on campus, has been modified for fabrication and real-world implementation.
The sites have a combined capacity of up to 4800MW with the potential to create up to $5 billion worth of investment.
The research team is seeking an industry partner to further develop their desalination device.
There is more than 5,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy projects under construction in 2018.