Efficiency and renewables

Renewables investment slows with lack of policy

12 September, 2019

The Clean Energy Council has highlighted that investment in renewable energy projects has plunged to levels not seen since Tony Abbott was Prime Minister.

Vic Solar Homes Program gets rebate boost

28 August, 2019

Following discussions with the Smart Energy Council, the Victorian Government has announced an additional 23,000 rebates for this financial year under the Solar Homes Program.

Selectronic SMPC480 SP PRO Series 2i 3.5 kW inverter

27 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Selectronic Australia Pty Ltd

Selectronic has added the SMPC480 3.5 kW model to its SP PRO Series 2i range to cater to the growing demand for smaller scale battery storage systems.

Energy Next to launch in 2020

26 August, 2019

A new industry exhibition is launching in 2020, focusing on the latest in renewable energy and energy efficiency technology.

Pierlite Composer online design tool

15 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Pierlite Australia Pty Ltd

The Pierlite Composer from Pierlite (a GLG company) is an online design tool, purpose built to create customised lighting solutions for clients, with a rapid lead time.

Team transforms used car batteries into energy storage systems

14 August, 2019

Researchers from WMG, University of Warwick, have found a way to repurpose used vehicle batteries as small energy storage systems for off-grid locations.

Five-star energy efficiency rating for NEXTDC S1 Sydney

12 August, 2019

NEXTDC's S1 Sydney data centre has received a five-star NABERS rating for energy efficiency.

Textiles create solar energy

05 August, 2019

Researchers from the Fraunhofer IKTS have developed pliable, textile-based solar cells that could add a new dimension to photovoltaic energy generation.

Energetic Lighting Australia Tempest Nova, Stellar and UFO ion LED lighting

01 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Energetic Lighting Australia Pty Ltd

Energetic Lighting Australia presents a range of energy-efficient products using ion LED technology.

Dunedin's streetlights get smart

30 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Telensa Systems Pty Ltd

New Zealand's Dunedin City Council will light its streets with Telensa's smart streetlight system, connecting thousands of LEDs via smart city data applications.

Vic solar industry urges Premier to remove monthly solar cap

29 July, 2019

The Victorian solar industry has called on the Premier to urgently reform the Solar Homes program, saying that the monthly cap is damaging businesses.

When's the right time to invest in battery storage?

25 July, 2019

A researcher from the University of South Australia has developed a calculation that determines when it makes economic sense to invest in battery storage.

Merredin Solar Farm construction update

24 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Risen Solar Technology

Construction of the Risen Energy (Australia) Merredin Solar Farm in WA is well underway, with bulk earthworks preparing the site for solar panel installation and substation equipment.

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.

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