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Clean energy helps in heatwave, says CEC

20 January, 2014

"Clean energy technologies such as solar power and solar hot water made a big difference in helping the state's electricity system cope with near-record demand," said Clean Energy Council Acting Policy Director Tim Sonnreich.

Hydrogen fuel captures sun's energy for use at night

17 January, 2014

US researchers have developed a system that converts solar energy into hydrogen fuel, solving the problem of how to use the sun's energy for power at night (when power is most used).

REC supplies panels for Singapore's biggest solar installation

07 January, 2014

REC is supplying solar panels for two large-scale solar energy installations in Singapore. One of the rooftop installations - for supermarket giant Sheng Siong Group - is the country's largest solar installation to date.

Cheap and easy way to solar efficiency

06 January, 2014

A collaboration between Chinese and US chemists has found a simple and cheap way to increase solar cell efficiency by modifying the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells.

Schneider partnership to benefit remote islands

10 December, 2013

Schneider Electric has partnered with Danish energy company Dong Energy to help electric network operators on isolated islands increase their share of renewable energy while maintaining grid reliability and stability.

Nanoprinting research creates efficient, flexible solar cells

10 December, 2013

Researchers have found a way to create large sheets of nanotextured silicon micro-cell arrays that hold the promise of making solar cells lightweight, more efficient, bendable and easy to mass produce.

Solar power system meets 50% of facility's electricity requirements

21 November, 2013

Australia's largest grid-connected solar power system with Enphase microinverters has been installed at the Glenlyn Aged Care Facility in Glenroy, Victoria. The project was carried out by EnviroGroup in conjunction with Yingli Solar.

New technique produces high-efficiency, thin-film solar cells

06 November, 2013

Building a low-cost solar cell that is both highly efficient and simple to construct has thus far proved elusive. However, a research team from Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, has made a major leap forward.

ET Solar AC modules

31 October, 2013

ET Solar Group's ET AC modules, powered by SolarBridge microinverters in Australia, are available through Australian Micro Inverters.

Bosch Power Tec BPT-S 5 Hybrid intelligent energy storage solution

29 October, 2013

Bosch Power Tec’s BPT-S 5 Hybrid intelligent energy storage solution is suitable for domestic photovoltaic systems. The product stores the electricity produced during the day so that a family can draw on it when the sun goes down.

First Solar to build Qld's biggest solar power installation

24 October, 2013

First Solar has been contracted to construct what will be Queensland's largest solar power installation. The company has signed a contract with the University of Queensland to build a solar photovoltaic research facility at UQ's Gatton campus.

Magellan Power DC Solar Storage system

23 October, 2013

DC Solar Storage (DSS) from Magellan Power is available in 3 kW/2.4 kWh or 5 kWh. It is installed on the output of the solar panels and therefore does not interfere with the installed inverter.

Perovskite cells hit 15% efficiency

22 October, 2013

NTU scientists have developed a solar cell made from organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials which they say is about five times cheaper than current thin-film solar cells, due to a simpler, solution-based manufacturing process.

Solar power monitoring system

21 October, 2013

Magellan Power Solar Gate is designed to help those with large solar installations keep the energy they generate, for their own use. The product monitors the power demand of a local load and commands grid inverters to produce power equal to the local demand, in order to avoid injection of solar power into the grid.

Lego brick concept creates efficient solar panels

21 October, 2013

Scientists have discovered that covering solar panels with aluminium studs helps to bend and trap light in the absorbing layer, increasing the amount of energy extracted from the captured sunlight.

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