Efficiency and renewables

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.


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.


Willoughby Council to slash emissions and costs

05 December, 2018

Willoughby City Council has announced it will replace 1799 streetlights with LED lights and signed a 12-year renewable energy agreement.


Magellan Power supplies energy storage for Onslow Power project

03 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Magellan Power

Magellan Power's utility-scale battery storage system has helped increase the efficiency of the power station in the Western Australian town of Onslow.


Redflow batteries to power two children's centres

30 November, 2018

Redflow has signed an agreement to supply 32 zinc-bromine flow batteries to two children's centres in Melbourne, helping them save about $140,000 in annual energy costs.


Siemens to deliver synchronous condenser at Vic solar farm

28 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

When operational, the unit will play a crucial role in strengthening and stabilising the electricity grid that will connect to TOTAL-Eren's Kiamal solar farm in Victoria.


Labor's energy policy offers $2000 battery rebates

26 November, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

The Labor Government will offer 100,000 households on annual incomes of less than $180,000 a rebate of up to $2000 to install residential battery systems.


Four finalists for network innovation award

21 November, 2018

Essential Energy, Evoenergy, Jemena and TasNetworks have been announced by Energy Networks Australia as the four finalists for the 2018 Industry Innovation Award.


US$3m cooling technology competition launched

16 November, 2018

The Global Cooling Prize is encouraging innovators to develop technology with a climate impact that is at least five times less than today's standard room air conditioner units.


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