First stage financed for Lincoln Gap Wind Farm

20 November, 2017 by

Nexif Energy has reached financial close for the first stage of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm — one of Australia's largest private sector-initiated and -owned grid battery systems not underwritten by a government contract or funded by government grants.

What could sustainable Australian cities look like in 2040?

16 November, 2017 by Dr Seona Candy, Jennifer Sheridan and Kirsten Larsen

The final report from the Visions and Pathways 2040 research project looks at how we can rapidly reduce Australian cities' emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change as we approach the end of what's being called the 'critical decade'.

Oil from recycled tyres tested in real-world conditions

15 November, 2017 by

Australian researchers have tested the performance of oil from recycled tyres in a 2.5 L diesel vehicle under real-world operating conditions.

ABB control system to help France's power grid get smarter

10 November, 2017 by

RTE, the electricity transmission system operator of France, has selected an ABB Ability Network Manager control system to help operators monitor and control the grid more efficiently.

Flow Power kWatch Intelligent Controller

06 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: Flow Power

Flow Power's kWatch Intelligent Controller is a device that will help businesses save money by knowing when to take advantage of abundant cheap power. The product provides real-time alerts to users advising them when to power down or switch to a generator, eg, during periods of extreme heat when demand is high.

Australian Government commits to HFC phase-down

31 October, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Australia has become one of the first 10 countries to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a major international agreement to reduce the global production and use of highly potent synthetic greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

Off-grid power systems delivered for Northern Gas Pipeline

30 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: MPower

Engineering company MPower has commenced delivery of the first of several off-grid DC power systems for the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP), which runs between Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory and Mount Isa in Queensland.

Big River Group MaxiWall sustainable building material

27 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: Big River Group

Big River Group's MaxiWall provides Australian home owners with a building material made of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC), which is kind to the environment.

Lithium battery manufacturer targets Australian energy storage market

25 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: BYD Company Limited

BYD, a manufacturer of rechargeable lithium batteries, is targeting the Australian energy storage market with its innovative B-Box portfolio of battery storage products.

Zener ECODRIVE 8000 solar variable speed drive

25 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: Zener Electric Pty Ltd

The Zener ECODRIVE 8000 is a solar variable speed drive with a built-in maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller to achieve maximum power from the solar array under all conditions.

Phoenix Contact Push-in PTTB 2,5-ILA 100 current indicator terminal block

24 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: Phoenix Contact Pty Ltd

The Phoenix Contact PTTB 2,5-ILA 100 current indicator terminal block simplifies the connection process with Push-in Connection Technology, which allows direct plug-in capability.

PULS PIC240.241D 24 V, 10 A DIN rail power supply

23 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The compact PIC240.241D power supply, by PULS, is the latest addition to the PIANO series. It has many useful characteristics, including an efficiency level of 94.8% and a lifetime of 74,000 h.

Clean Energy Innovation Fund and Right Click Capital invest in Redback Technologies

18 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: Redback Technologies Australia

Right Click Capital and the Clean Energy Innovation Fund have announced an investment of $8.99 million into renewable energy start-up Redback Technologies, as part of its Series A-2 capital raising round.

Managing energy through measurement

12 October, 2017 by Jonathan Nally | Supplied by: SATEC (Australia) Pty Ltd

The old adage that you can't manage what you can't measure is nowhere more apt than in data centre energy consumption.

Cost of battery storage for stationary applications predicted to fall dramatically

10 October, 2017 by

The cost of battery storage for stationary applications could fall by up to 66% by 2030, according to a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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