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Monday, 10 January 2022 15:20

More government funding for solar R&D

Arena's latest $40 million R&D funding round is intended to support projects that align with the agency's Solar 30 30 30 target of 30% module efficiency and 30 cents per installed watt at utility scale by 2030.

Published in Energy

Volunteer group Australian Parents for Climate Action has urged the NSW Government to reject Snowy Hydro’s proposal to build a $600 million gas power plant in Kurri Kurri; and instead asks the NSW Government to support the manufacturing of solar panels in the Hunter Valley.

Published in Climate

Energy provider AGL AGL has entered into agreements to acquire two of Australia’s largest commercial solar businesses - Epho and Solgen Energy Group - from private equity firm Anchorage Capital Partners.

Published in Energy
Monday, 14 September 2020 11:34

CQUniversity inks solar energy deal for campuses

CQUniversity campuses across Queensland will source 50% of their energy from renewable solar under a deal signed by the university with Columboola Solar Farm which is being built between the towns of Chinchilla and Miles.

Published in Energy

The idea of using semi-transparent solar cells in windows has been around for some time, but Australian researchers may have brought it close to reality.

Published in Energy

Two researchers at the Australian National University have developed a new kind of solar cell that has a better efficiency record in converting sunlight into energy.

Published in Energy

The Australian Hydrogen Council has warned that Australia is at risk of “missing the boat” on the development of hydrogen as part of an emissions reduction strategy as the country moves towards a clean energy industry.

Published in Energy

Australian energy storage company Redflow has secured an order to immediately supply 27 of its ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries for a Tasmanian farm owned by Simon Hackett – Redflow's founder and largest single shareholder.

Published in Energy

Construction of the first large dispatchable solar generator in Australia’s national electricity market will start in early 2019 after it secured its generator performance standard this week.

Published in Energy

The Coalition Government's approach to the R&D Tax Incentive in last night's Federal Budget mirrors its approach to every other sector or section of society: take from the poor, give to the rich.

Published in Open Sauce

Telstra has secured a long-term power purchase agreement with renewable energy company RES Australia to develop a new solar farm in Queensland.

Published in Energy

Brisbane-based solar energy specialist Redback Technologies has launched its second generation smart hybrid inverter and a new family of grid tied inverters.

Published in Energy

Australian tech start-up Matter unveils ‘Hana,’ billed as ‘the world’s first online platform for facilitating the move to shared-solar in rental properties.’

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 10 December 2015 12:22

Origin secures deal to sell Tesla Powerwall battery

Origin Energy has secured a deal to be the first supplier of the Tesla Powerwall battery storage system in Australia.

Published in Energy
Saturday, 10 October 2015 13:26

Redback has new power-saving, power-selling, app

Redback Technologies is launching their Smart Hybrid System that enables solar energy consumers to better manage and store solar energy, to save it for personal use, or sell it back to grid.

Published in Internet of Things
Thursday, 10 April 2014 17:25

nearmap plans to lift use of elevation data

Digital aerial imagery provider nearmap is working on ways of increasing its use of the elevation data it extracts from photos.

Thursday, 10 April 2014 17:16

nearmap adds solar energy planning tool

Sydney-based nearmap provides frequently updated, high quality aerial imagery used by construction, engineering, real estate and other companies, as well as governments. The latest addition to its service is a tool to help plan solar panel installations.

According to a press release by Huawei Technologies, it has worked with China Mobile to successfully complete a solar-and-wind-power and Internet project in China called ‘The Green Roof of the World.’

Published in Energy
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 18:21

Australians set solar cell efficiency record

Solar cell researchers at the University of New South Wales have set the world record for solar power efficiency, by converting 43% of sunlight into electricity.

Published in Energy
Saturday, 25 April 2009 17:52

NASA THEMIS satellites change solar storm theory

The THEMIS discovery changes how scientists think about charged solar particles (plasma) from the Sun interacting with the magnetic field (magnetosphere) of the Earth. They can now more accurately measure the amount of energy released, which causes magnetic storms and intensifies auroras.

Published in Space
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