Efficiency and renewables

Black-base LEDs

28 August, 2009 | Supplied by: Soanar Limited

The TopLED Black Series with lens from Osram Opto Semiconductors is the first TopLED in a black package that can achieve a typical luminous intensity of 1.9 cd (at 20 mA), which means it is as bright as a comparable LED in a white package but offers higher contrast and fewer reflections. The target applications of the red and yellow LED are displays such as fuel price totem signs or public transport passenger information systems.


Tonnes of greenhouse gases saved under ACT feed-in tariff

19 August, 2009

The ACT government's Feed-In Tariff Scheme is claimed to have saved 238 tonnes of greenhouse gases in a matter of just a few months of operation.


Fire-rated downlights

30 July, 2009 | Supplied by: http://www.adaptaflex.co.uk

The JCC Fireguard range of fire-rated downlights is designed for commercial and domestic applications and meets the relevant Australian building regulations, having been tested to meet AS1530.4-2005, the fire-resistant test of downlights penetrating a floor ceiling system.


Smart metering installation program announced

30 July, 2009

Smart metering will be integral to the development of the Victorian government’s future Smart Energy Network implementation plans.


Fire-rated downlights

27 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Adaptaflex Pty Ltd

The JCC Fireguard range of fire-rated downlights is designed for commercial and domestic applications and meets the relevant Australian building regulations, having been tested to meet AS1530.4-2005 — the fire-resistant test of downlights penetrating a floor ceiling system.


Intelligent energy management to reduce emissions

27 July, 2009

Developments in smart grid technologies have the potential to help both consumers and power companies reduce their dependence on carbon-emitting energy.


Global market for energy harvesting to exceed $4bn by 2019

17 July, 2009

Technology analyst IDTechEx forecasts that the energy harvesting market will reach US$4 billion by 2019, driven by its deployment in a wide range of traditional and new applications.


Electric cars as energy sources

16 July, 2009

Researchers at CSIRO have developed electric vehicle technology that not only powers a vehicle but helps to power the home or building it is attached to when not in use.


Strong industry response to ACT solar facility EOI

14 July, 2009

Industry response to the ACT government’s call for expressions of interest for its proposed solar energy facility has been positive.


Victoria gets solar power feed-in scheme

14 July, 2009

The Victorian government has recently passed legislation that allows electricity generated by consumers with solar power facilities to be sold to utilities, providing an incentive for the installation of solar cells.


Energy management using Google

13 July, 2009

Internet search engine company Google has added ‘energy savings’ as a new value-added service to consumers and electricity providers with the announcement of its ‘PowerMeter’ concept.


Halogen heaters

09 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Thorn Lighting Pty Limited

Silver halogen heaters create directed heat efficiently in a single, self-contained fitting, making them suited to a wide range of environments.


Weatherproof T8 battens

09 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Osram Australia Pty Ltd

The Neptune ‘Fit & Forget’ series weatherproof fluorescent lighting battens are designed for long life and low maintenance, utilising the Osram Lumilux XXT T8 lamp with a claimed lamp life of up to 75,000 h.


Data centre power consumption monitors

09 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Interworld Electronics and Computer Industries

The WTI BPM and MPC series rack mount power distribution units (PDUs) meter and report total kWh energy consumption, enabling users to know how much the IT equipment contributes to the data centre utility bill.


Lighting for harsh environments

09 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Thorn Lighting Pty Limited

The ImpactForce II fluorescent light fitting takes its name from the high-impact polycarbonate diffuser that is able to withstand high impacts of up to IK07 and continue to operate.


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