Efficiency and renewables

Rooftop solar — installations up 56%, employs a third of electricity workforce

24 May, 2018

The total kilowatt capacity of rooftop solar has increased by 56% over the last year.


Pop-up electric vehicle charging points trial

22 May, 2018

The City of Oxford is set to become the first city in the world to trial 'pop-up' on-street electric vehicle charging points.


Philips Lighting is now Signify; retains Philips brand for products

18 May, 2018 | Supplied by: Signify

Philips Lighting has changed its name to Signify while keeping the Philips brand for its products, under the existing licensing agreement with Royal Philips.


Aus-Vietnam partnership for smart city initiatives

17 May, 2018

UTS and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) in Vietnam have partnered for initiatives such as smart cities and cybersecurity.


Energy storage beyond batteries

16 May, 2018

The last few years have seen a significant increase in renewables and their implementation into the grid.


App lets you control facade lighting from anywhere, anytime

11 May, 2018

Philips Lighting has launched an app that enables businesses to change a building's architectural lighting using a smartphone or tablet.


Renewable energy — how many jobs are there in Aus?

10 May, 2018

The total number of people employed in the renewable energy industry has reached 10.3 million, according to IRENA.


Draft solar feed-in tariff benchmarks released for NSW

08 May, 2018

IPART is proposing a benchmark all-day solar feed-in tariff of 7.5 c/kWh for 2018–19.


ABB REACT 2 inverter and energy storage solution

08 May, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The ABB REACT 2 inverter and energy storage solution includes a high-voltage Li-ion battery with a storage capacity of up to 12 kWh.


Promoting battery stewardship

07 May, 2018

The Battery Stewardship Council has welcomed support of Ministers for fast-tracking a battery stewardship scheme.


Beyond batteries

02 May, 2018

Australia is ahead of the curve when it comes to implementing energy storage solutions, according to Hydrostor President and COO Jon Norman.


Smart thermostat company receives CEFC funding

30 April, 2018

Energy management solution provider Zen Ecosystems is set to receive $5 million funding from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) through its Innovation Fund.


Latrobe Valley farmers to trade energy via blockchain microgrid

27 April, 2018

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $370,000 in funding for a feasibility study into a 'virtual microgrid' for the Latrobe Valley.


Philips illuminates facades of 37 Chinese buildings

20 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Signify

Philips Lighting has used connected LED architectural lighting to illuminate the facades of 37 buildings, along a 9.2 km stretch of road in China.


ABB deploys 30 MW battery, microgrid in Pilbara

18 April, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has supplied a containerised microgrid solution to support a gas-fired power station to optimise and automate its operations in the Pilbara region.


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