Power management company Eaton has launchd its annual Blackout Tracker Report for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), which has revealed 3 million people were affected by more than 240 power outages in 2016. While widespread power failures in South Australia had the largest impact on individuals and businesses, New South Wales topped the list of … Continue reading Report shows 3 million people affected by outages in 2016
GaN on GaN LED specialist, Soraa, has installed its lamps at the Shadow Wine Bar in Perth, Western Australia. Working with the lighting designer and the owners at the Shadow Wine Bar, Lighting Options Australia recommended Soraa’s MR16 LED lamps plus a selection of the company’s SNAP System accessories to strike the right balance of … Continue reading GaN technology on display at Perth eatery
Korean university UNIST will be working with public organisations in the energy sector to develop a new type of eco-friendly battery that can store and produce electricity using seawater. The project is expected to accelerate the commercialisation of eco-friendly, cost-efficient, and high-stability seawater batteries. The project’s consortium includes Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Korea East-West Power … Continue reading Scientists developing sustainable seawater batteries
The drive towards sustainability has never been more urgent – and technology will continue to play a crucial role. The Lloyd’s Register Technology Radar – Low Carbon publication examines the outlook for renewables, nuclear, grid and infrastructure, and energy storage. The research sought the insights and opinions of leaders across the sector, as well as … Continue reading Solar cells will lead the way for energy sustainability
Asia’s largest independent renewable energy developer will build a battery ready 100-megawatt solar farm in South Australia this year. Singapore-based Equis has partnered with Snowy Hydro on the project, which will be the biggest solar array in South Australia. The AU$200 million project near the town of Tailem Bend will include 400,000 solar panels spread … Continue reading Asian developer to build 100-megawatt solar farm in South Australia
Philips Lighting has announced the appointment of David Gardner as Country Manager and Managing Director for Philips Lighting, Australia and New Zealand. Gardner’s appointment comes following the retirement of Rob Fletcher from the GM role, which he had held since 2013. In his role, Gardner will oversee the Philips Lighting businesses in Australia and New … Continue reading Philips Lighting appoints new MD for Oz and NZ
Australian energy storage specialist Redflow has announced that it has extended the warranty for its 10 kilowatt hour (kWh) ZBM2 and ZCell zinc-bromine flow batteries to 10 years. Previously, Redflow warranted the electrode stack in its batteries for 10 years or 36,500 kilowatt hour (kWh) output, whichever came first, and for three years for auxiliary … Continue reading Redflow shows faith in batteries by extending warranty
The Intelligent Lighting Controls Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the global market is expected to garner $8.3 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 16.2 per cent during the period 2015-2020. Europe was the highest revenue-generating region in 2014 owing to the stringent government mandates and rising electricity costs in the … Continue reading Intelligent lighting controls market worth $8.3 billion
The DCM in a VIA package is a ruggedised modular DC-DC converter operating from an unregulated, wide range input, to generate an isolated and regulated high-efficiency output and comes with high power densities. The new DCMs offer power system engineers a better brick with their enhanced functional integration by incorporating EMI filtering, transient protection, … Continue reading New DCMs in VIA package
A successful production trial by Nano-Nouvelle is said to have proved its nanotechnology supports industrial-scale manufacture, with output rates 100 times faster. The Sunshine Coast-based company is developing nanotechnology that can boost the energy storage capacity of lithium ion batteries by as much as 50 per cent. Lithium ion batteries are used in devices ranging … Continue reading Nanotechnology boosts battery storage by 50 per cent
Phillips 66 says it has set a new world record in power conversion efficiency for polymer-based single junction organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells. The 11.84 per cent efficiency was certified by Newport Corporation, a recognised centre for independent verification of solar cell results under standard testing conditions. “Continuing to increase the ability of OPV cells to … Continue reading Efficiency record set with OPV cell
Fronius and Victron Energy have joined forces to help Spanish cereal producer CETOSA – Cereals Torremorell S.A by installing three Fronius inverters alongside six inverter chargers and four BlueSolar charge controllers from Victron Energy, which are claimed to offer continuous and uninterrupted power supply. In remote regions, an unrestricted power supply cannot always be guaranteed, … Continue reading Cereal producer chooses reliability of solar power
Solar power advocate, CSR Bradford, says that six in every ten customer enquiries in the first few months of sales are requesting to utilise their existing solar panels with the new Tesla Powerwall. Approximately 1.5 million Australian households already have solar panels. CSR Bradford’s retrofit solution now offers these homeowners the opportunity to upgrade their … Continue reading Powerwall allows you to use solar power at night
Aquion Energy, manufacturer of Aspen saltwater batteries and energy storage systems, and Fusion Power Systems, an Australian power and energy systems integrator, have announced Titan SmartStorage, an integrated solar energy storage solution for residential applications in Australia. Titan SmartStorage is a fully integrated, easy-to-install residential solar energy storage system. It combines clean and cost-effective Aquion … Continue reading Solar storage solution for residential applications
Perth-based technology company Airstream has launched a wireless, smart lighting product, iLight, which allows users to experience more than 16 million colour shades in their homes or offices. iLight can connect with other automated home devices via a smartphone app. Airstream co-founder Mike Temple says what differentiates iLight from existing wireless lighting is its ability to … Continue reading Home automation lighting via smartphone app
TESLA’s recently-announced Powerwall and Powerpack battery system will be especially useful for the Australian market.
Tesla will be launching a home battery and a very large utility scale battery on 30 April, allowing even more widespread adoption of solar power.
RESEARCHERS at Stanford University have developed a high-performance aluminium-ion battery, a safe alternative to many commercial batteries used today.
AS GOVERNMENTS and green industries move towards sustainable development, cylindrical batteries will take centre stage, claims TrendForce.
RESEARCHERS at the University of California have developed a novel paper-like material that could boost lithium-ion batteries.