Efficiency and renewables

Rooftop solar generates 4% of total electricity

29 March, 2019

Renewables now account for 21.2% of Australia's electricity generation, contributing to decreasing emissions, according to the March National Energy Emissions Audit.

Support for the energy-sharing economy

28 March, 2019

A report has found Australians support platforms similar to Airbnb or Uber that would enable them to share their excess power, particularly if it benefits those in need.

Funding to improve forecasting of wind and solar farms

27 March, 2019

ARENA has awarded $9.41 million to 11 projects to trial short-term forecasting at large-scale wind and solar farms across Australia.

Atom Lighting LED Bunker range

25 March, 2019 | Supplied by: ATOM Lighting Pty Ltd

The Atom Lighting range of LED Bunkers offers contemporary designs with corridor lighting sensor and emergency driver technologies available on selected models.

Energy storage — the great enabler

20 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Exhibitions & Trade Fairs Pty Ltd

The 2019 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition, held 13–14 June, will bring together industry professionals in the energy storage sector to analyse the projects and transformative technologies powering the global energy transition.

Gerard Lighting Pierlite luminaires with integrated sensors

20 March, 2019 | Supplied by: GLG

Gerard Lighting has introduced a range of fixtures with integrated sensors that respond to movement to provide light where and when it is needed, enhancing efficiency and safety across a multitude of applications.

Controlling the output of LED streetlights

19 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Expotrade Australia Pty Ltd

The transition from halogen to LED street lights has allowed councils to better adjust to the needs of residents through trial and error.

Victorian wind farm to generate jobs

13 March, 2019

Construction has begun on the $275 million Mortlake South Wind Farm in Victoria, which will include the state's first underground transmission line and create over 100 jobs.

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.

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.

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