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Australian battery technology for remote sites

02 September, 2013

Emerson Network Power and Australian engineering and manufacturing company RedFlow have formed a partnership to take RedFlow’s flow battery storage technology into new markets.

Caterpillar Cat hybrid power systems

18 July, 2013

Caterpillar’s hybrid power systems for telecommunications applications are designed to reduce operating costs.

Fujitsu General ARTG slim duct indoor unit

16 July, 2013

Fujitsu General has introduced its ARTG slim duct indoor air-conditioning unit designed for installation into new and existing commercial and domestic applications. The indoor units provide good comfort and energy efficiency.

Bioenergy production must use resources more efficiently

04 July, 2013

Using biomass for energy is an important part of the renewable energy mix. However, bioenergy production should follow EU resource efficiency principles, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This means extracting more energy from the same material input, and avoiding negative environmental effects potentially caused by bioenergy production.

New material could hold our energy hopes

01 July, 2013

A new material that can store large amounts of energy with very little energy loss has been developed by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU). The material could be particularly transformative for wind and solar power, which can cause problems when fed into the power grid at low demand times.

Cogeneration to power Hornsby’s new aquatic centre

25 June, 2013

Simons Green Energy will design and install a 100 kW natura-gas-fired cogeneration system for Hornsby Council’s new aquatic centre, currently under construction.

Noiseless electric buses for Sweden in 2015

18 June, 2013

An ultra-modern bus service, featuring noiseless, emissions-free electric buses and indoor bus stops, will become a reality in the Swedish city of Gothenburg in 2015.

Vincent saves money by taking a little heat

11 June, 2013

The City of Vincent in Western Australia has signed a five-year contract to be part of the EnerNOC’s DemandSMART energy-saving program that is designed to reduce energy costs and provide visibility of energy consumption.

Future Grid Cluster launched by CSIRO

30 May, 2013

CSIRO today launched the Future Grid Cluster, which will deliver the first analytical framework to identify low-cost pathways to integrating renewable energy sources and technologies into Australia’s electricity grid.

Study nuts out renewable energy opportunities

16 May, 2013

The Almond Board of Australia released the findings of its study in March, partly funded by the Australian Government, which examines ways to reduce the almond industry’s energy use by using almond waste products as fuel to generate energy.

Ventilation specialist helps curb carbon tax for coal mines

09 May, 2013

Air movement specialist Fanquip is supplying its Australian-made equipment to mining, steel and energy industries specialist Corky’s Sustainable Energy - a company developing systems to offset the carbon tax liability for some of Australia’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases.

Helping clubs save energy with a new toolkit

08 May, 2013

Registered clubs across NSW can reduce their energy bills with the help of the Energy Saver Registered clubs toolkit which was launched on 2 May by the NSW Environment Minister, Robyn Parker.

Carbon price revenue helps CSR reduce pollution and lower energy costs

06 May, 2013

Revenue from the carbon price will help CSR Building Products, one of Australia’s largest manufacturers, to reduce its energy use and cut pollution.

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel cogeneration installation complete

23 April, 2013

Simons Green Energy has completed the installation of a 70 kWe cogeneration system at the soon-to-be-opened Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel. As part of the new International Airport precinct, the hotel has adopted a range of environmental initiatives in line with the Sydney Airport Environmental Management Strategy.

Solar Inception SolaGRID ESS turnkey energy storage systems

05 April, 2013

Solar Inception has announced a smart renewable energy storage solution that can capture energy from multiple sources, including solar, wind, hydro, diesel Genset and the grid, and then use the stored energy on demand.

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