Displaying items by tag: Solar Power

The Federal Government says it will provide $1.98 million to Solahart, a subsidiary of Rheem Australia, to partly fund a trial to test 2400 hot water systems in South Australia with a view to reduce the energy use for heating water at peak times.

Published in Energy

Complaints about unwanted telemarketing calls from solar companies have halved since 2018, following a clampdown by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to reduce illegal telemarketing calls from the solar sector.

Published in Energy
Monday, 11 November 2019 17:28

Senec simplifies home solar batteries

Vertically integrated energy company Senec has launched a new hybrid solar battery that it says can make households up to 90% solar power self-sufficient, potentially saving them thousands of dollars a year.

Published in Home Tech

Retail giant Coles has secured a 10-year agreement with global renewable power generation company Metka EGN to build three new solar power plants from which it will purchase more than 70% of the electricity generated to power its stores and distribution centres across Australia.

Published in Energy

Western Australian energy solutions provider Power Ledger has inked an agreement with the Yolk Property Group to use its blockchain technology for solar energy trading between residents of the near-complete Evermore residential development.

Published in Energy

Architecture and engineering students at the Queensland University of Technology have designed a light, modern solar solution to enable students to charge their mobile devices under the sun on campus.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 19 February 2018 12:11

Battery powers up for far North Queensland grid

The first big solar and big battery storage to be connected to the grid has started providing power to Far North Queensland homes and businesses.

Published in Energy

Some amazing features are now included in the third-generation of Netgear's excellent Arlo security cameras, including "HD Video, optional 24/7 continuous video recording, solar power option, and support for Amazon Alexa" and more.

Published in Home Tech

Monash University has selected global IT consulting company Indra as a partner in a project to establish a sustainable electricity Microgrid at its Clayton campus in Melbourne.

Published in Energy
Monday, 10 October 2016 10:19

ZCell and GoodWe

Home storage of power generated from solar cells is the next big thing in the electricity market. Australia battery maker Redflow is working to certify the most used inverters in Australia.

Published in Energy

Redback Technologies has announced an $9.3 million investment by leading energy retailer EnergyAustralia, establishing a partnership aimed at developing new technology to help Australians take control of their energy consumption. 

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

A new start up wants to help African nations ‘catch up with the connectivity levels of the rest of the world’, and with help from Indiegogo backers wants to make it happen!

Published in Energy

Australian satellite broadband and registered nbn service provider, Activ8me, has been working with the Australian Government to provide and maintain remote indigenous community access to essential telecommunications services such as phone and internet.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Stella Lux is the name of a new energy positive family car designed in the Netherlands. It may look 'interesting' but it gets 3,000km on a single charge.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:51

Energy sector a growing target for cyberattacks

There’s a rising tide of cyber attacks on the energy sector, with a warning from a global security company that the growing adoption of smart grids, smart meters and the “Internet of Things,” will likely lead to even greater risks and challenges for energy firms this year.

Published in Security
Monday, 18 March 2013 10:19

CBO makes mobile mesh for miner

Communications at Barrick's Cowal gold mine in New South Wales has been upgraded to a Cisco-based wireless mesh network designed by Brisbane-based CBO Telecommunications.

Published in Networking
Saturday, 22 September 2012 08:01

Apple’s solar powered data centre

A North Carolina TV station has published pictures of a 100 acre (40 hectare) solar energy farm that Apple is building adjacent to its new data centre in that state. WCNC-TV has published still photos from an aerial video it has taken for Wired magazine of the solar farm, outside the town of Maiden, the “biggest little football town in the world".

Monday, 19 March 2012 10:48

NEXTDC going solar in Melbourne

Data centre operator NEXTDC is to build what it says will be Australia's largest privately-owned rooftop photovoltaic solar system at its M1 data centre in Port Melbourne.

Published in Listed Tech

Compact, rugged and lightweight, mPowerpad requires less than 6 hours worth of direct sunlight to fully charge and attain 2500mAh battery capacity. It can then go on to fully charge an iPhone - as quickly and efficiently as from an AC/DC outlet - while simultaneously providing reading light, radio and insect repellant for 4-5 hours. mPowerpad is for users who operate in remote places and need a serious solution to keep their critical devices and appliances up and running and is set to begin shipping in early January next year, with a recommended retail price of US$80 per unit.

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