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Battery Performance Standards project launched

The Smart Energy Council is partnering with DNV GL, CSIRO and Deakin University on a major ARENA and Victorian Government-funded project to develop a draft national standard for the performance of batteries installed with solar PV systems.

The Smart Energy Council will Chair the Stakeholder Reference Group and will work closely with the battery storage industry industry.

The 24-month project will include:

•    A comprehensive gap analysis of existing local and international battery storage performance standards;

•    Performance testing of batteries; and

•    The development of a proposed Standard for battery performance.

The project will cover battery systems ranging from residential to small commercial systems, with a maximum size of 100 kW power capacity and 200 kWh energy capacity.

This project will help residential and small business consumers make more informed buying decisions and drive confidence in the battery storage market.

A Guideline based on the proposed Standard will also be developed for use by industry stakeholders in the interim prior to a Standard being finalised through Standards Australia.

Please contact John Grimes at [email protected] should you want more information.