Energy

Linear Fresnel solar power plant in commercial operation

23 April, 2009

The world’s first Linear Fresnel solar power plant in commercial operation has been developed in Spain by a company majority owned by Transfield Holdings, Novatec Biosol AG.


$4.2 million for Mt Barker wind farm

23 April, 2009

Western Australia’s renewable energy capacity has been boosted with the announcement of $4.2 million in funding for the Mt Barker wind farm.


Mighty wings for wind power

17 April, 2009

A new wind turbine that promises to advance the harnessing of offshore wind energy has been given the go-ahead in the UK. No longer is the structure just a gigantic propeller atop a cylindrical tower, but instead it is a pair of V-shaped arms up to 120 m high with four rigid 'winglets' along their length.


New local energy blueprint aims to head off power crisis

09 April, 2009

A national research initiative to establish an advanced electricity distribution network in Australia has announced a plan to meet the twin challenges of reducing carbon emissions and reining in rising power costs.


Power resistors for wind turbines

07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Tyco Electronics NZ Limited

As applications in wind power generating systems evolve, the need increases for power resistors that meet the stringent needs of various parts of turbine subsystems — for functions like braking and in-rush current protection. Tyco Electronics offers custom designed and manufactured resistors that suit customer requirements in the alternative energy space; for example, from an application in the pitch control in a turbine to the inverter in either the solar or wind market segment.


Energy-saving device for fluorescent lighting

07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Ilum-a-lite Pty Ltd

Light Eco Plus is a cost-effective, compact controller that delivers energy savings by controlling the amount of electricity that reaches a fluorescent lighting circuit. It is suitable for any space that uses fluorescent lighting such as offices, warehouses, shops and factories.


Lighting energy management

07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Philips Dynalite

The Dynalite Ecolinx is a plug-and-play lighting energy management solution for commercial environments. It provides luminaire-by-luminaire dimming and on/off lighting control for the widest range of commercial environments, from small offices to campus-sized installations.


Electricity usage monitor

07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Clipsal - by Schneider Electric

The Cent-a-meter is an electricity monitor that provides users with details on the cost of operating electrical appliances to help control and conserve energy use. It also provides information on equivalent greenhouse gas emissions, and temperature and humidity levels.


Robot for solar cell production lines

07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The ABB FlexPicker — System Solar is a flexible robotic plug-and-play solution for the production of solar cells. The standardised robotic cell was specially designed for loading, unloading and handling processes in automated production lines for solar cells.


Flowmeter for biofuel and biomethane applications

07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

Fluid Components International has released its Model ST51 mass flowmeter for owners, operators and manufacturers of biogas production and methane capture and recovery systems. These users will find the unit provides features required of these applications in an explosion-proof instrument that is easy to install, safe and requires virtually no maintenance.


Green energy gas flow measurement guide

02 April, 2009 | Supplied by: AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

Process and plant engineers responsible for green energy production, co-generation electric power, pollution monitoring or environmental compliance will find the Green Energy Gas Flow Measurement Application guide from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides unique solutions to meeting the challenges of precise air/gas flow measurement in clean, wet or dry hydrocarbon-based gases.


British builders gain solar skills

24 March, 2009

More construction groups are choosing solar photovoltaic panels than all other renewable energy technologies put together — making it the most popular, green energy system for the trades to diversify into, according to recent research from the Britsh government’s Department for Business & Regulatory Reform (BERR).


Grain-to-ethanol refinery begins production

11 March, 2009

Australia’s first grain-to-ethanol refinery has begun production in Queensland, with an expected output of more than 80 million litres a year.


Algae to fuel

04 March, 2009

The production of biodiesel from algae could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help to address future fuel shortages and create jobs in rural Australia.


Waubra North Wind Farm proposal announced

02 March, 2009

ACCIONA Energy has announced it is considering a new wind farm development in an area 8 km north east of Waubra and 9 km west of Clunes near the township of Evansford, bordering the Hepburn and Pyrenees Shires.


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