Efficiency and renewables

REC Alpha series 60-cell solar panel

17 March, 2020 | Supplied by: REC Group

The REC Alpha Series 60-cell solar panel is designed to reach 380 W-peak power and deliver over 20% more power from the same area and the same number of panels.


Indoor lights could soon power smart devices

11 March, 2020

A new type of indoor solar cell that harvests indoor lighting froms lamps and LEDs is being developed for use in smart connected devices.


How a battery storage system can stabilise the grid

05 March, 2020 | Supplied by: Aurecon Pty Ltd

A report that analyses the performance of one of the world's largest lithium-ion battery energy storage systems has just been released by Aurecon.


Calculator can predict solar power bills

28 February, 2020

Australians looking to switch to solar/battery power can now use a calculator to predict what their next four energy bills will cost.


Is water the solution for renewable energy storage?

27 February, 2020

A new study has suggested that seasonally pumped hydropower storage (SPHS) could be the answer for storing renewable energy over the long term.


Renewable hydrogen to boost energy networks

25 February, 2020

Funding of $1.28 million will be provided by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for the new Australian Hydrogen Centre (AHC).


Energy hub planned for Cairns

20 February, 2020

A high-tech facility is being developed in Cairns, designed to foster energy innovation in Queensland.


Quantum dots reshape solar power capabilities

19 February, 2020

Quantum dot solar cells that can be used to generate electricity even in low-light conditions have been developed by researchers at The University of Queensland.


Generating electricity from raindrops

14 February, 2020

One drop of water can generate 140 V power — lighting up 100 LED bulbs — using a droplet-based electricity generator (DEG) developed by scientists.


Smart hospital project nominated for lighting award

06 February, 2020 | Supplied by: mySmart

The Calvary Adelaide Hospital project, carried out by lighting integrator mySmart, has been nominated for the 2020 KNX Awards.


SOLARWATT Vision glass-glass solar PV modules

05 February, 2020 | Supplied by: SOLARWATT Australia

SOLARWATT's Vision glass-glass modules are durable and robust against environmental influences. They are approved for Australian cyclone conditions.


Solar power that works at night

04 February, 2020

A specially designed photovoltaic cell could be capable of generating power at night, according to new research.


Network innovation for a sustainable future

29 January, 2020

Energy networks will require innovation in order to achieve a sustainable future, according to an Energy Networks Australia report.


A more sustainable rechargeable battery

22 January, 2020

Potassium-driven rechargeable batteries could be the way of the future, according to new research from the Tokyo University of Science.


Making Newcastle a smarter, greener city

20 January, 2020 by Amy Steed

City of Newcastle is going smart, with council rolling out environmentally friendly infrastructure across the region.


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