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Five gifs that explain how pumped hydro actually works

08 March, 2019 by Roger Dargaville, Monash University

Today, pumped hydro is the most common form of grid-connected energy storage in the world.


Shift to clean energy will support low-income households

07 March, 2019

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has urged the federal government to invest in energy efficiency for the sake of those on low incomes.


SA Home Battery Scheme to subsidise Redback storage system

07 February, 2019

Redback Technologies' Smart Hybrid System will soon become available on a subsidised basis under South Australia's Home Battery Scheme.


Selectronic SP PRO Advanced Multi-Phase Upgrade Kit

25 January, 2019

Selectronic's Advanced Multi-Phase Upgrade Kit for the SP PRO inverter allows for improved performance, increased flexibility, and quicker installation and set-up time.


CEO insights 2019: Mark Ferguson, Southern Cross Compressors

14 January, 2019

With the continuing rise in energy costs, Mark Ferguson details how air compressor operators can lower their costs using the latest technology.


One step closer to aluminium-ion batteries

05 December, 2018

Scientists have demonstrated a strategy for designing active materials for rechargeable aluminium-ion batteries that could be used in future for renewable energy storage.


Microgrid project to power US Air National Guard base

30 October, 2018

Energy storage company Ecoult is supplying its technology for use in a new microgrid project, where it will help power the Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod.


Grid-scale battery reaches completion in Ballarat

29 October, 2018

The 30 MW/30 MWh Ballarat Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is now in the final testing phase before being connected to the grid in time for the approaching summer.


Microgrid trial to help university transition to renewables

16 October, 2018

The Monash Smart Energy City project will trial a microgrid at its Clayton campus to demonstrate how it can be reliably powered by 100% renewable energy.


Preparing for the Energy IoT Economy

25 September, 2018 by Giovanni Polizzi, Energy Solutions Manager at Indra Australia

By combining Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, renewable energy is becoming a more manageable and economically feasible input for the energy industry.


Grid-scale battery storage facility launches in NZ

24 August, 2018

Tesla's Powerpack battery is part of an ambitious project to test the direct integration of battery energy storage with New Zealand's electricity grid.


AUMA SAC actuator

02 August, 2018

AUMA is now producing the SAC actuator in a variable speed version with an onboard inverter. This inverter allows starting and speed regulation of the actuator without the problem of 'locked rotor current', which is fundamental for direct on line motors.


AUMA actuators with Elektro Zylinders

02 August, 2018

AUMA actuators may now be supplied with Elektro Zylinders to replace hydraulic oil cylinders, with a conventional AUMA SAC or variable speed actuator coupled to a replacement of a hydraulic cylinder.


BMS maintenance that targets energy efficiency

30 July, 2018

A traditional vs data-driven maintenance approach to HVAC is compared.


Keller pressure sensors from Bestech Australia

26 July, 2018

The importance of the pressure sensors and the Internet of Things.


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