Efficiency and renewables

Faulty solar isolator recalled

12 December, 2017

Master Electricians Australia (MEA) has issued an urgent warning to home owners about serious fire risk following the recall of a Salzer Brand DC isolator.

UGL selected as preferred EPC contractor for Kidston Stage 2 solar

12 December, 2017

Genex Power has selected CIMIC Group company UGL as preferred Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor to deliver the 270 MW solar farm project, as part of the Kidston Stage 2 works in North Queensland.

Decmil signs MoU for 250 MW solar PV project

07 December, 2017

Decmil Group has signed a deal with Maoneng Australia for its 250 MW Sunraysia Solar PV project located near Balranald in New South Wales.

Tesla, energy policy and a future-ready grid

06 December, 2017 by Sam Button* | Supplied by: Aurecon Pty Ltd

Last week saw two significant milestones achieved in the energy sector. Firstly, the commitment at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Minister's meeting in Hobart on 24 November 2017 to progress the design of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) could be a policy turning point for the nation.

Work to start soon on new energy project in SA

05 December, 2017

Work on Schneider Electric and Planet Ark Power's $13.9 million solar and battery pilot project in South Australia is expected to commence early in 2018.

ABB REACT photovoltaic inverter with integrated energy storage

01 December, 2017 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB's residential energy storage system REACT (Renewable Energy Accumulator and Conversion Technology) allows home owners and landlords to store any excess energy produced by their PV installation during peak times for periods with higher energy demands.

World's largest Li-ion battery switches on

01 December, 2017

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Neoen Deputy CEO Romain Desrousseaux have turned on the world's largest lithium-ion battery.

Can Australia lead the world in storage?

01 December, 2017

Australia could lead the world in developing large- and home-scale energy storage systems, despite hurdles.

Outdoor goods retailer gets lighting upgrade

24 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Retailite

When retail lighting specialist Retailite was designing a lighting solution for outdoor and camping retailer Kathmandu, the key challenge was to bring the outdoor look inside.

Australia adds 100 MW rooftop solar in October

23 November, 2017

More than 15,000 solar systems, representing over 100 MW of rooftop solar capacity, were installed across Australia's main grids in October, according to the latest Renewable Energy Index by Green Energy Markets, and funded by GetUp.

Philips delivers 1bn LED lights as part of a global challenge

21 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Signify

Philips Lighting has delivered one billion LED lamps and luminaires as part of the 'Global Lighting Challenge' campaign to deploy 10 billion high-efficiency light points around the world.

Distributed energy systems trial to begin in WA

17 November, 2017

Horizon Power will soon begin a $7.1m pilot project to install a variety of distributed energy technologies in 90 homes and businesses in Carnarvon, Western Australia.

ABB's microgrid technology powers Robben Island

14 November, 2017 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB microgrid and wireless technology has enabled a South African World Heritage Site to run on sustainable, stable solar power.

Redflow aims for 3000 batteries a year from Thailand

06 November, 2017

Australian battery company Redflow aims to produce as many as 3000 batteries a year from its new Thai factory, which it is currently fitting out, according to Redflow Chairman Brett Johnson.

Brightgreen D2000+ LED downlight

31 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Brightgreen Pty Ltd

Brightgreen's D2000+ LED downlight is suitable for architectural spaces with high ceilings like hotel lobbies, large retail spaces and showrooms that require higher than average lux levels.

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