Energy

BayWa r.e. sells its first Australian solar plant

25 July, 2017 by

BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy developer, has sold the 20 MWp Hughenden solar plant to Australian infrastructure investment specialist Lighthouse Infrastructure.


UTS to fully offset energy use of new buildings

25 July, 2017 by

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is canvassing proposals to secure enough renewable energy to fully offset the energy use of buildings developed under its $1.3 billion City Campus Master Plan program.


ABB ACS480 all-compatible VSD

21 July, 2017 by | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

ABB's ACS480 is a compact, all-compatible variable speed drive that has been specifically designed to optimise pump, fan and compressor operations as well as take advantage of energy efficiency.


Reinventing renewables

20 July, 2017 by

While traditional forms of solar and wind technology currently dominate the renewables market, the technologies continue to be reinvented.


SolarEdge Technologies Level 2 EV charger

18 July, 2017 by | Supplied by: SolarEdge Technologies Inc.

SolarEdge Technologies is releasing its Level 2 EV charger, an inverter-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charger. By supplementing grid power with PV power, the product offers charging up to six times faster than a standard Level 1 charger with its innovative solar boost mode.


Three-year project to assess tidal energy in Australia

14 July, 2017 by

ARENA has made available $2.49 million to support a three-year project which will explore the potential of tidal energy in Australia to attract future investment.


Sustainability industry gets behind fuel emissions standards

14 July, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions is currently considering implementing new standards surrounding fuel, emissions and efficiency for vehicles sold in Australia, with the forum intending to provide a draft implementation plan to the Australian Government later this year.


SA energy savings scheme exceeds 2016 target

13 July, 2017 by

The SA Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) exceeded its 2016 target by 40%, according to the REES Annual Report.


Energy- and emission-saving vision for the construction industry

12 July, 2017 by

ASBEC and ClimateWorks Australia have partnered on a project to develop an industry-led, evidence-based pathway for the adoption of ambitious long-term targets for the energy performance requirements in the National Construction Code.


Qld govt unveils aims for zero carbon pollution by 2050

12 July, 2017 by

The Queensland government has announced its goal to drive carbon pollution down to zero by 2050 and become a leader in the clean growth economy.


A simpler way to measure the carbon footprint of buildings

11 July, 2017 by

A newly released ISO standard is expected to make it easier to determine and report the carbon metric associated with the operation of existing buildings.


ABB synchronous motor

11 July, 2017 by | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB's synchronous motor is a special type of alternating current (AC) motor, measuring some 5 x 4 x 4 m in size for an output power of 44 MW.


World's largest Li-ion battery a win for Hornsdale Wind Farm

10 July, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The world's largest lithium-ion battery will be hosted at the Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown, SA, where it will provide stability services for renewable energy and emergency back-up power if a shortfall in energy is predicted.


JinkoSolar and SERIS collaborate on bifacial solar cells

07 July, 2017 by | Supplied by: Jinko Solar Australia Holdings Co Pty Ltd

The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and the JinkoSolar R&D Center will work together to develop industry-feasible, high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells that can generate power from both the front and rear surfaces — so-called 'bifacial' solar cells.


SOLARWATT and Fronius partner to promote international sales

06 July, 2017 by | Supplied by: Fronius Australia Pty Ltd

SOLARWATT and Fronius Solar Energy are set to enter into a partnership. This will include a global distribution agreement, the inclusion of partner products in each company's portfolio, and joint research and development activities.


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