Energy

Want energy storage? Here are 22,000 sites for pumped hydro across Australia

22 September, 2017 by Andrew Blakers, Bin Lu and Matthew Stocks, Australian National University

The race is on for storage solutions that can help provide secure, reliable electricity supply as more renewables enter Australia's electricity grid.


QUT creates lithium-ion batteries

22 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: QUT

Queensland University of Technology has established a facility capable of manufacturing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries — the first of its kind in Australia at a commercial scale, according to Professor Peter Talbot from the university's Institute for Future Environments.


SolarEdge Technologies single- and three-phase inverters for large PV systems

21 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: SolarEdge Technologies Inc.

SolarEdge Technologies is expanding its residential offering for large PV systems, announcing higher production from its range of single-phase inverters and a line of three-phase inverters.


Thermo Fisher Scientific ENERGY STAR certified energy-efficient, ultralow-temperature laboratory freezers

20 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

To reduce energy consumption, Thermo Fisher Scientific's ultralow-temperature freezers incorporate features such as V-drive technology that continually detects and adapts to user patterns to provide temperature uniformity throughout, fast door opening recovery and lower heat emissions to reduce HVAC costs.


We should be converting toilet paper into electricity

20 September, 2017 by

Dutch scientists have published the first techno-economic analysis of converting waste toilet paper into electricity.


Understanding the hype behind residential energy batteries

19 September, 2017 by Jamie Allen, Business Manager Australia and Pacific at LG Chem | Supplied by: LG Chem Energy Solution Company

Australia is at an energy cross roads — thanks to the rising cost of electricity and the inconsistency of grid services, consumer dissatisfaction is at an all-time high.


Power Ledger and Project Brainstorm partner on renewable energy trading

19 September, 2017 by

Blockchain energy market provider Power Ledger has joined forces with Queensland firm Project Brainstorm, in a move to bring the benefits of renewable energy trading to Queensland residents.


SolarEdge Technologies commercial power optimisers for PV modules

15 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: SolarEdge Technologies Inc.

SolarEdge's commercial power optimisers offer management and monitoring of two modules. They are designed to support two modules per power optimiser, enabling effective commercial installations.


Storm stirs renewable energy investment in South Australia

14 September, 2017 by Stephanie Richards

A year on from a storm that blacked out the entire state, South Australia has emerged from the electricity crisis to strengthen its position as a global leader in renewable energy.


ARENA exploring the potential for hydrogen export

14 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is seeking to explore Australia's potential to export renewables such as hydrogen — and is currently inviting researchers and industry participants to help shape its focus for future funding opportunities.


Reaping the rewards of wind energy with Tanya Jackson

12 September, 2017 by

Tanya Jackson — a key coordinator of the recently established Ararat Wind Farm — believes that although Australia lags behind the rest of the world when it comes to utilising renewable energy, our increasing desire to access renewable resources should see Australia become a global leader in the field.


Energy Queensland partners with GreenSync to create 'virtual power plant'

11 September, 2017 by

Energy Queensland's Energy Services division is partnering with GreenSync to create what has been described as Australia's biggest virtual power plant, launched by Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt at the Powering North Queensland Summit in Townsville.


Volkswagen ordered to publish notices about voluntary vehicle recall

11 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Maurice Blackburn

Volkswagen has been ordered to publish a nationwide notice about information concerning the class actions related to the emissions scandal that is estimated to have impacted around 100,000 motorists across Australia.


EnergyAustralia and Redback launch intelligent energy management system

07 September, 2017 by

EnergyAustralia has announced the launch of the Redback Smart Hybrid System — next-generation technology created to put families and businesses in control of their energy consumption.


Low-energy cooling system sends heat into space

07 September, 2017 by

US researchers have designed panels with the ability to cool buildings by 3–5°C below ambient air temperature, which could save up to 20% on a commercial building's summer power bill.


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