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Australia could energise global market for battery power

Grid-scale batteries may help solve energy problems by storing surplus electricity generated by wind and solar power

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A Tesla Powerwall battery storage device at the Tesla store in Sydney. The company is one of the big players with an interest in the deal. Others include Samsung, LG Chem and Greensmith Energy.

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BATTERY makers worldwide are watching to see whether Australia's most wind power-dependent state can keep the lights on by installing grid-scale batteries by December, which could help drive the growth of renewable energy across Australia and Asia.

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