Efficiency and renewables

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 APAC

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.

EVs to drive change in home energy systems

03 June, 2019 | Supplied by: IEEFA

Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to help reduce solar payback periods and accelerate the transition to renewables, according to a report.

ABB REACT 2 inverter and energy storage solution

01 June, 2019 | 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.

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