Efficiency and renewables

Are solar panels a middle-class purchase? This survey says yes

14 June, 2018 by Adam McHugh, Murdoch University

The latest research suggests that in Australia, rooftop solar photovoltaics are more likely to be adopted by middle-class households.

Netherlands town installs bat-friendly LED streetlights

05 June, 2018 | Supplied by: Signify

Rare bats in the Netherlands can now go about their business undisturbed thanks to new LED streetlights designed to emit light that does not affect their natural senses and rhythms.

National DER grid connection guidelines released

01 June, 2018

Energy Networks Australia has released the first in a suite of guidelines for network companies to support the connection of solar and battery storage to the grid.

20,000 lightweight solar lights for PNG, parts of Africa

01 June, 2018

New Energy Solar and SolarBuddy will deliver more than 20,000 lightweight solar lights to rural communities in Papua New Guinea and parts of Africa.

Another 17 off-grid communities to go solar in NT

01 June, 2018

Construction on the Solar Energy Transformation (SETuP) project Tranche Two will begin this month.

NHP Corten EXEL-L series emergency lights

31 May, 2018 | Supplied by: NHP Electrical Engineering Products Pty Ltd

The NHP Corten EXEL-L series emergency lights are certified to AS 2293.3.

Victron Energy MultiPlus-II battery inverter-charger

30 May, 2018 | Supplied by: RFI Technology Solutions

The Victron Energy MultiPlus-II battery inverter-charger comes with a stylish steel enclosure.

Battery alliance — Lyon, JERA and Fluence team up to pursue projects

29 May, 2018

Lyon, JERA and Fluence have teamed up to identify and pursue utility-scale battery storage development and investment opportunities in Asia–Pacific markets.

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.

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