Efficiency and renewables

Zinc-bromide battery to power Sydney Uni lights

11 March, 2019

University of Sydney spin-off Gelion Technologies has launched an energy storage battery that could offer a cheaper and safer alternative to lithium ion batteries.

WA's energy strategy plans for future power system

11 March, 2019

The WA Government has launched the Energy Transformation Strategy to address the rapid uptake of rooftop solar panels and battery storage systems, and increasing levels of large-scale renewable generators.

Data helps understand energy consumption

22 February, 2019

A new research program brings together data and research in one central location to help deliver a secure, affordable and sustainable energy future in Australia.

Yackandandah's mini-grid reaches 1 GWh milestone

18 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Selectronic Australia Pty Ltd

The Victorian town of Yackandandah has generated 1 GWh of renewable energy from its community mini-grid and has launched an energy storage installation at its fire station.

Redback part of SA Home Battery Scheme

14 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Redback Technologies Australia

Redback Technologies has announced its solar and storage solution, the Smart Hybrid Inverter, will become available on a subsidised basis under South Australia's Home Battery Scheme.

Europeans call for better workplace lighting

01 February, 2019

A survey found that 56% of Europeans would like better workplace lighting, with suggestions for improvements including personalisation, automation and adjustability.

Work to begin on Deakin's renewable energy microgrid

31 January, 2019

Deakin is partnering with AusNet Services and Mondo to develop a $30 million renewable energy microgrid to power its Waurn Ponds Campus.

HT I-Ve Solar Tester

31 January, 2019 | Supplied by: TechRentals

The HT I-Ve Solar Tester is designed to measure the efficiency of single-phase photovoltaic systems and verify the I-V curve of a module or a string.

Building a nation of battery recyclers

24 January, 2019 by Eduardo Yudowski* | Supplied by: Evolt Pty Ltd

Australia is the worst of any developed country for battery recycling at 5–10%, compared with Belgium at 75%.

Labor plans to "supercharge" hydrogen industry

23 January, 2019 by Nichola Murphy

The Labor Party's $1.14 billion National Hydrogen Plan, which aims to position Australia as a leader in the hydrogen industry, has largely been met with support.

Signal Energy Australia powers ahead with NSW solar plant

16 January, 2019

Signal Energy Australia will be working alongside Canadian Solar to provide EPC services for the 175 MW Finley Solar Plant in New South Wales.

Power monitoring to aid CO2 reduction targets

02 January, 2019 | Supplied by: IPD Group Limited

CO2 emissions need to be reduced by at least 50% by 2050, according to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

'Sun in a box' could power a small city

17 December, 2018

Researchers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand.

SA's big battery a "game changer" for the energy sector

10 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Aurecon Pty Ltd

After its first year of operation, the Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) has "delivered on high expectations of its performance and market impact", according to an Aurecon report.

ABB Ability TXpert Dry dry-type digital transformer

07 December, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has launched a dry-type (oil-free) digital transformer, the ABB Ability TXpert Dry.

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