Energy

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.


Minetek High-Output Axial Fan System

05 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Minetek

The Minetek secondary mine ventilation system features underground fans that are designed to optimise airflow and reduce wasted power.


Alinta to build Western Australia's largest wind farm

05 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Alinta Energy

Alinta Energy has committed to build Western Australia's largest renewable power plant.


$75 million sought to scale renewable power

01 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Vast Solar Pty Ltd

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


Lincoln Gap Wind Farm powers up

28 February, 2019

The Lincoln Gap Wind Farm is one step closer to producing clean, renewable power after successful substation energisation.


Funds available to help NSW manufacturers save energy

25 February, 2019

The NSW Government is offering over $16 million in funding to help manufacturing businesses save energy and money.


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.


Data drives energy system of the future

22 February, 2019

A new research program designed to help deliver a secure, affordable and sustainable energy future for Australia has been established.


New solar system to power SA Water

21 February, 2019 | Supplied by: SA Water

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


Vestas and Marand partner for wind turbine manufacture

20 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Vestas Australia

Vestas has partnered with Geelong-based manufacturing company Marand Precision Engineering to establish a wind turbine manufacturing facility.


EnergyLab accelerates clean energy start-ups

20 February, 2019

Applications have opened for EnergyLab's Incubation Program to support start-ups creating renewable energy products and technologies.


Yackandandah celebrates mini-grid power

19 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Selectronic Australia Pty Ltd

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 | Supplied by: Redflow Limited

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


Renewables will help Australia meet Paris target early — or will they?

15 February, 2019 by Lauren Davis

Australia is installing renewable power faster than any other country, and could meet its Paris Agreement emissions reduction target five years early as a result.


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