Australia, with one of the world’s highest penetrations of residential solar PV, is a small but rapidly expanding market for small-scale, behind-the-meter battery storage systems. 36 Battery storage systems are being used to increase on-site use of distributed generation. Rising electricity prices, falling costs of solar PV systems and declining feed-in-tariffs have combined to drive Australia’s market for residential battery systems in conjunction with solar PV. 37 Many solar suppliers have begun to offer battery solutions as part of their solar installations, and the market is growing rapidly from a small base. 38 In 2016, the annual residential storage market grew 13-fold, with nearly 7,000 systems installed. 39
Lastly, note that we are not including any UAD or TDM plugins as we wish to discuss native VSTs only (without the need of any additional DSP power). Plus, our intention is to list software based on (more or less) pure algorithms, excluding those based on impulse responses (. Nebula or Line 6 POD Farm) or sample-based plugins (. Scarbee Mark I etc.). Still, it is indeed difficult to evaluate which plugins are based on painstainking analog modeling procedures and which ones are simply "claimed" to be analog modeled while still be based on IRs.