Efficiency and renewables

Liquid storage of solar energy

23 March, 2017 by

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed according to a report on Science Daily. The research has been published in scientific journal Energy & Environmental Science.


ABB UNO-DM-PLUS self-commissioning solar inverter

22 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB Australia's UNO-DM-PLUS single-phase solar inverter is suitable for residential photovoltaic (PV) applications. Its embedded wireless connectivity and smart grid capabilities provide home owners with cost-effective advanced monitoring, control and maintenance. Installers benefit with a quicker and easier self-commissioning process, and their maintenance burden eased via web-enabled service software updates.


All eyes on South Australia

17 March, 2017 by

Brisbane-based energy group Lyon Solar says the current global attention on South Australia and its power issues is welcome.


Go Green in the City turns seven

09 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

The annual Go Green in the City competition is on for the seventh year running, courtesy of Schneider Electric.


Trina Solar selected for large-scale solar farm

08 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Trina Solar

Trina Solar has been awarded the contract to supply the PV modules for the 100 MW AC (126 MW DC) Clare Solar Farm in Queensland, which will be one of the largest utility-scale solar facilities constructed this year.


Australians taking to battery storage solutions

07 March, 2017 by

Australians are taking to solar energy storage systems in droves according to a recent report from the ABC News science team.


Aussie smart LED start-up gets global recognition

06 March, 2017 by

Australian tech start-up IoL Technologies has recently been rewarded for its pioneering work around smart LED lighting. It was one of only 24 companies in the Asia–Pacific region to be selected for EY's 2017 Accelerating Entrepreneurs program.


Stop obsessing about policy, warns CEC

01 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Clean Energy Council

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) says that the government's obsession with ruling particular policies in or out is taking the focus from where it needs to be — on the goal of replacing old coal power plants with renewable energy at the lowest possible cost.


New system identifies electrical appliance 'fingerprint'

27 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: CSIRO Head Office

CSIRO will partner with start-up Ecocentric under a licensing and research agreement to develop the 'Numen' energy system, which recognises the electrical 'fingerprint' of individual appliances. The aim is to increase energy efficiency in buildings.


First Solar to deliver on Kidston project

22 February, 2017 by

Genex Power has achieved financial close for phase one of the Kidston solar project in Queensland, Australia. The news means that First Solar will supply 63 MW DC of advanced thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules to the project, which will produce approximately 145,000 MWh of electricity in its first year of operation.


Funding to boost renewable energy storage development

17 February, 2017 by

CSIRO offshoot and energy storage company Ecoult has been awarded $4.1 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support further development and innovation necessary to transition to a renewables-based economy.


CEC says renewable energy projects booming

16 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Clean Energy Council

More than 20 large renewable energy projects are either already under construction or will start this year, delivering an unprecedented program of works which will create almost 3000 direct jobs and generate more than $5 billion of investment, according to new analysis from the Clean Energy Council (CEC).


Wattwatchers scores North American approvals

15 February, 2017 by

Australian energy technology company Wattwatchers has achieved formal US and Canadian approval of its flagship Auditor 6M device. The company, which specialises in enabling over-the-internet meter and control solutions, worked with US test lab CETECOM to meet requirements for North American cellular operators.


Smart lighting solution for capital

10 February, 2017 by

The National Capital Authority (NCA) will upgrade lighting along Canberra's ANZAC Parade, a move it says will bring lights into the 21st century and reduce running costs.


Industry welcomes government commitment to Renewable Energy Target

07 February, 2017 by

The renewable energy industry has welcomed comments from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull restating the federal government's commitment to the national Renewable Energy Target (RET), following calls by some backbenchers to scrap the policy.


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