Efficiency and renewables > Green energy sources

Environmental protection with sustainable lighting

02 April, 2020

Greater emphasis is now being placed on ecological aspects when planning and installing lighting systems for industrial plants.

Developing standards for ocean energy and smart cities

25 March, 2020

Water covers 70% of Earth's surface but currently remains underutilised as a source of energy.

Is water the solution for renewable energy storage?

27 February, 2020

A new study has suggested that seasonally pumped hydropower storage (SPHS) could be the answer for storing renewable energy over the long term.

Renewable hydrogen to boost energy networks

25 February, 2020

Funding of $1.28 million will be provided by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for the new Australian Hydrogen Centre (AHC).

Energy hub planned for Cairns

20 February, 2020

A high-tech facility is being developed in Cairns, designed to foster energy innovation in Queensland.

Quantum dots reshape solar power capabilities

19 February, 2020

Quantum dot solar cells that can be used to generate electricity even in low-light conditions have been developed by researchers at The University of Queensland.

Generating electricity from raindrops

14 February, 2020

One drop of water can generate 140 V power — lighting up 100 LED bulbs — using a droplet-based electricity generator (DEG) developed by scientists.

SOLARWATT Vision glass-glass solar PV modules

05 February, 2020

SOLARWATT's Vision glass-glass modules are durable and robust against environmental influences. They are approved for Australian cyclone conditions.

Solar power that works at night

04 February, 2020

A specially designed photovoltaic cell could be capable of generating power at night, according to new research.

Network innovation for a sustainable future

29 January, 2020

Energy networks will require innovation in order to achieve a sustainable future, according to an Energy Networks Australia report.

A more sustainable rechargeable battery

22 January, 2020

Potassium-driven rechargeable batteries could be the way of the future, according to new research from the Tokyo University of Science.

Making Newcastle a smarter, greener city

20 January, 2020 by Amy Steed

City of Newcastle is going smart, with council rolling out environmentally friendly infrastructure across the region.

Cool change for air conditioning, refrigeration

17 January, 2020

A new project trialling the use of renewable energy in cooling and refrigeration has set out to slash energy costs and carbon emissions.

Formula unlocks solar power's 'dark side'

09 January, 2020

It could be possible to generate electricity using the dark underside of solar panels, according to a formula calculated by Purdue University physicists.

Can the grid handle renewable energy?

19 December, 2019

Lack of transparency in Australia's grid connection process is negatively impacting renewable power project outcomes, an Aurecon report states.

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