Efficiency and renewables

Demand-management system proposed for energy market

22 July, 2019

The AEMC has drafted a proposal to open up the wholesale electricity market via a demand-management system, to optimise energy supply and demand.


Making a lighting impression

15 July, 2019 by David Crossley, Technical Manager, Lighting Council Australia | Supplied by: Lighting Council Australia

Implementing impressive lighting installations may be more challenging under the new National Construction Code 2019. Here's how to make the most of the changes.


National battery storage standard close to release

09 July, 2019

Standards Australia is developing a national installation standard for battery storage devices, producing a draft via the consensus-based standards development process.


LUMAWISE Drive LED Holder Type Z50 DALI-2

03 July, 2019 | Supplied by: CommScope Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

TE Connectivity has announced the LUMAWISE Drive LED Holder Type Z50 – DALI-2 (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) series for chip-on-board (COB) LEDs used in track and spot lighting. 


MFB four-bay, outdoor shelters

02 July, 2019 | Supplied by: MFB Products Pty Ltd

MFB's four-bay, outdoor shelters allow people in remote regions of Queensland to communicate via the state's trunk two-way radio network.


Lighting up Egyptian stadiums

26 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Signify

Five stadiums in Egypt have turned to Signify to replace their old luminaires for the Africa Cup of Nations 2019, held from 21 June–19 July 2019.


Producing efficient next-gen solar cells

25 June, 2019

Researchers are developing thin phosphorene nanosheets for use in the next generation of perovskite solar cells.


Signify BrightSites smart pole

25 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Signify

The BrightSites smart pole accommodates a variety of IoT applications, always-on connectivity, cameras and environmental sensors, as well as controllable, energy-efficient LED lighting.


Piecing together the smart lighting puzzle

21 June, 2019 by Christian Mildner* | Supplied by: Sylvania Connected Solutions

Christian Mildner from Sylvania Connected Solutions suggests cities should apply a vision-driven approach to street lighting controls.


CEFC invests $51 million in Victorian solar farm

19 June, 2019

The investment in the 200 MW Kiamal Solar Farm brings the CEFC's investments in Australia's large-scale solar sector to more than $1 billion.


SolarEdge 300 W smart panels

14 June, 2019 | Supplied by: SolarEdge Technologies Inc.

SolarEdge has introduced 300 W smart panels to the Australian residential market.


Lighting mimics the sun to improve sleep

14 June, 2019 | Supplied by: LIFX

Australian smart-lighting company LIFX's circadian lighting feature, Day & Dusk, automates lighting to match the sun's colour shifts throughout the day.


Mechanism reduces energy requirements for OLEDs

12 June, 2019 | Supplied by: RIKEN

Scientists have developed a way to manipulate the 'excitons' — pairs of electrons and holes — that are key to the transport of electrons within OLEDs.


Dunedin to begin NZ$15m LED upgrade

11 June, 2019

Broadspectrum New Zealand has won a seven-year contract to install LEDs in Dunedin's streetlighting network, with work expected to begin in the middle of this year.


EpiSensor ZEM-61 Wireless 3-Phase Electricity Monitor

04 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Metromatics Pty Ltd

EpiSensor's ZEM-61 Wireless 3-Phase Electricity Monitor can monitor energy consumption patterns in equipment and buildings remotely via EpiSensor's NGR-30-3 Gateway.


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