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Electric school buses: healthier and more cost-effective?

22 May, 2024

In the US, where many school buses are older diesel models, policymakers can be unwilling to switch to electric school buses given their expense.

SA announces smart residential energy trial

07 May, 2024

500 South Australian households will take part in the $13.8 million project, which will explore the use of consumer energy resources in a real-world setting.

Bundaberg solar farm acquires extreme weather tracker

20 March, 2024

European company PVHardware will be supplying tracking technology to the 100 MW Bundaberg solar farm project.

Finding one faulty solar panel in a sea of millions

26 February, 2024

Up until now, finding faults in individual panels on a solar farm has been a time-consuming and expensive business.

AEMC recommends mass rollout of smart meters

12 September, 2023

Energy Networks Australia has welcomed the recommendation, which it says is key to moving into a net zero future.

Why Australia needs a national approach to home thermal efficiency

11 July, 2023

Improving the thermal performance of Australian homes is an urgent priority to ease cost of living pressures, improve wellbeing and reduce energy consumption and emissions, according to a recent report.

Property fire triggers warning about DIY solar

27 June, 2023

Following a fire at a home in western Victoria, Energy Safe Victoria is urging property owners to always have solar battery systems installed by a licensed electrician.

Vic agencies issue solar warning

23 May, 2023

In 2022, Energy Safe investigated 44 solar PV system fires, most of which occurred in systems that had not been serviced within the previous two years.

AI to boost energy efficiency in Aust homes

26 April, 2023

CSIRO is partnering with CoreLogic Australia to trial a new AI system that will estimate energy efficiency for homes across Australia.

Supporting grid resilience in Victoria

26 April, 2023

Victoria has secured the help of technology company Reactive in order to ready its grid for the state's energy transition.

How energy upgrades can boost health at home

17 April, 2023

New research indicates that adjustments to aging housing stock can lead to better health and quality of life, particularly for vulnerable Australians.

Solar panels could be banned from landfill in Qld

07 March, 2023

Queenslanders are invited to comment on a proposal to recycle items like solar panels and repair other e-products instead of sending them to landfill.

How space technologies can help in the race to net zero

09 November, 2022

A new report from Inmarsat and Globant has found that existing satellite technologies could save up to 5.5 billion tonnes of CO2 a year.

Using game theory to predict EV charging behaviour

09 November, 2022 by Matt Shipman

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a dynamic computational tool to help improve user access to EV charging stations.

Solar savings through bird-inspired algorithm

31 October, 2022

Researchers have created a bird-inspired algorithm that could dramatically increase the efficiency of the more than 3 million solar panels on Australian roofs.

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