Efficiency and renewables

Blacktown City Council doubles solar generation

20 October, 2020

Blacktown City Council has doubled its solar generation capacity in Australia's largest rooftop solar purchase agreement (PPA) project.


Solar push for Qld healthcare to create jobs

19 October, 2020

The Climate Council is applauding the Queensland Government's recently announced plan to install solar panels across the state's hospitals.


Adelaide IKEA store to become community microgrid

15 October, 2020

An IKEA store in Adelaide will soon become a community microgrid, supplying energy from its rooftop array.


Advanced solar panels derive more energy

12 October, 2020

A new study suggests it is possible to derive 1.5 times the efficiency from solar cells.


Next-generation solar cells receive funding boost

08 October, 2020

Australian start-up SunDrive has received $3 million in funding from ARENA to advance its solar manufacturing process in Australia.


Faber Infrastructure mobile solar container for off-grid regions

07 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Faber Infrastructure

Faber's compact solar battery container is a mobile power system that combines a 24 kW solar system with 80 kWh lithium-ion battery storage and an emergency power generator.


Sending more surplus solar back to the grid

06 October, 2020

Smart inverter technology could enable more Australians to export their surplus solar energy back to the grid.


ABB System pro M compact InSite energy management devices

05 October, 2020 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

The range can be installed as a standalone solution or integrated into any IT infrastructure, to help users achieve a high standard of energy efficiency.


SolarEdge three-phase hybrid inverter

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: SolarEdge Technologies Inc.

SolarEdge is bringing DC optimisation to the three-phase residential market in Australia with the introduction of a hybrid inverter that offers design flexibility.


Halving net-zero emission costs with hydrogen

30 September, 2020

Hydrogen could achieve net-zero emissions at half the cost of electrification, a new report has found.


'Sun in a box' that stores renewable energy as heat

25 September, 2020

The price of storing renewable energy as heat could be reduced by new heat-harnessing 'solar' cells.


Brightgreen smart light range

17 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Brightgreen Pty Ltd

The Brightgreen smart light range offers circadian lighting to help users regulate their body's natural rhythms.


Building blocks for a renewable electric grid

11 September, 2020

Coal-fired power stations could be converted to run entirely fossil fuel-free by using a new type of thermal storage material housed in LEGO-like blocks.


Blackouts less likely this summer, report finds

08 September, 2020

The development of large-scale renewable energy products and rooftop solar has lowered the risk of power outages this summer, according to a new report.


Capturing and storing solar energy for later use

03 September, 2020

A molecule that absorbs energy from sunlight and stores it in chemical bonds has been developed by researchers at Linköping University, Sweden.


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