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 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.
Brisbane-based energy group Lyon Solar says the current global attention on South Australia and its power issues is welcome.
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 are taking to solar energy storage systems in droves according to a recent report from the ABC News science team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.