Energy > Solar

Developing low-cost tandem perovskite solar cells

17 May, 2019

Research is underway at the University of Toledo to create a high-efficiency, low-cost material that can harness solar energy.


ABB opens site on Mission to Zero

09 May, 2019

ABB has opened a carbon-neutral production site in Lüdenscheid, Germany, as part of its Mission to Zero project to transition to sustainable energy.


World nations collectively boost global CSP capacity

29 April, 2019

GlobalData says China will lead contributions to the global concentrated solar power market by 2030, with many nations across the world also making significant contributions.


Solar cells given a caffeine boost

26 April, 2019

With an idea that started as a joke over morning coffee, a team of researchers has discovered that caffeine can increase the efficiency of perovskite solar cells.


Flinders powers towards positive carbon footprint

11 April, 2019

Adelaide's Flinders University will invest $2.4 million in solar and sustainability projects to move closer to its goal of becoming a carbon-positive university.


Victorian water industry commits to renewable future

09 April, 2019

Barwon Water is cementing its commitment to renewable energy via two major solar projects at its Black Rock Water Reclamation Plant and Wurdee Boluc Water Treatment Plant in Victoria.


$220m funding helps farmers embrace renewable energy

01 April, 2019

Queensland's farmers are keen to adopt renewable energy practices to combat unsustainable electricity price increases.


Can our solar farms weather the storm?

22 March, 2019

Assessing damage risk to solar panels in extreme weather conditions, such as high winds and tropical cyclones, is vital to protecting the nation's investment in renewable energy.


Ultrathin graphene film offers new concept for solar energy

21 March, 2019

A collaborative team of researchers has developed a solar-absorbing ultrathin film that has potential in solar-thermal energy harvesting.


$75 million sought to scale renewable power

01 March, 2019

Vast Solar is looking to raise $75 million to help finance its first utility-scale concentrated solar thermal power plant.


Skin cells hold key to solar tech revolution

25 February, 2019

Scientists at ANU have made a series of breakthroughs that could revolutionise solar technology.


New solar system to power SA Water

21 February, 2019

SA Water has contracted South Australian company Enerven to deploy solar power and energy storage across around 70 of its sites.


Yackandandah celebrates mini-grid power

19 February, 2019

On 8 February, the Yackandandah community celebrated a milestone of 1 GWh of renewable energy generated from what is claimed to be one of Australia's first community mini-grids.


Solar storage powers microgrid in remote Thai village

15 February, 2019

A remote village in the mountainous northern region of Thailand now has a reliable power supply thanks to a solar-powered microgrid.


$2.2 million project to trial solar-friendly grid

14 February, 2019

A new trial in Melbourne's north-west will explore how solar energy can better integrate with existing infrastructure via a technical overhaul to the area's energy grid.


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