Efficiency and renewables

NZ's Vector to deploy battery storage solution in NT

23 June, 2017 by

New Zealand electricity and gas distribution company Vector has won a contract to supply the Territory Generation Alice Springs Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project.

Battery storage — installation guidance for contractors

21 June, 2017 by EnergySafety WA | Supplied by: EnergySafety WA

The battery energy storage installations are rising and it's important for contractors to be mindful of the safety issues associated with the storage systems.

Lyon announces $660m solar project, launches battery storage tender

20 June, 2017 by

Lyon Group has launched a new $660 million solar storage project in Nowingi in north-west Victoria.

Office products supplier invests $1m in solar energy farms

20 June, 2017 by

COS, a privately owned office products supplier, has invested $1 million in the installation of over 1500 solar panels at its facilities. 

Solar paint that produces hydrogen fuel

20 June, 2017 by

RMIT researchers have developed a sunlight-absorbing paint that produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air.

Newcastle to roll out 300 smart poles

13 June, 2017 by

Newcastle City Council has unveiled a major smart city plan that involves installation of 300 smart poles over the next few years.

Diversification the key to grid resilience

13 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: Exhibitions & Trade Fairs Pty Ltd

Australia's energy markets are becoming more complex due to battery storage and rooftop solar, and diversifying the mix of energy sources can ensure the grid remains resilient, according to Dr Michael Ottaviano, CEO and Managing Director of Carnegie Clean Energy.

Magellan Home Energy Storage System

12 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: Magellan Power

Magellan’s Home Energy Storage System (HESS) converts solar energy into useable power and stores it.

Dyson Cu-Beam Duo suspended light

09 June, 2017 by | Supplied by: Dyson (Lighting division)

Dyson Cu-Beam Duo suspended light is a combined up/down light with full, flexible illumination control.

Osram buys US specialty lighting business

09 June, 2017 by

Osram is set to acquire LED Engin, a specialty lighting business based in San Jose, California.

ABB supplies components for floating PV power plant

02 June, 2017 by

ABB has supplied critical components for a 1 MW floating photovoltaic power plant test-bed in Singapore.

How the Internet of Things is powering the renewable energy industry

30 May, 2017 by Luke Abercrombie* | Supplied by: Redback Technologies Australia

Recent electricity outages in South Australia, combined with a renewed focus on environmental damage caused by fossil fuels, has meant the country's energy reliability and generation sources are high on the news agenda.

Dutch dairy farm deploys Redflow batteries

25 May, 2017 by

A Dutch dairy farm has deployed six Redflow ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries to store self-produced solar energy that can support its milk production with sun-harvested energy.

Market reform key to turbocharge energy storage

23 May, 2017 by

Targeted electricity market reform, rather than long-term public funding, is the key to unlocking the full benefits from energy storage technology as Australia shifts to renewable energy, according Clean Energy Council's latest policy paper.

Semitransparent solar cells for solar windows

23 May, 2017 by

Korean scientists have developed a semitransparent solar cell that is said to be highly efficient and functions effectively as a thermal mirror.

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