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
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
To unlock the full potential of the connected home, Earth Networks has announced the world’s first do-it-yourself (DIY) home energy monitoring sensor and the establishment of a new division that will bring next generation energy intelligence technologies to market. Earth Networks also announced the acquisition of Whisker Labs, an Oakland CA based startup developing breakthrough … Continue reading Sensor measures energy use in smart home
“Operators are faced with a huge challenge to protect energy generation supply and demand in extreme weather conditions,” says Jeremy Moon, Head of Technical at RES in Australia. “We understand this requires long-term investment and the adoption of new technology and solutions that enable sustainable energy provision now and in the future.” Demand for energy … Continue reading Battery storage could be solution to electricity blackouts
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
Solar power specialist, Fronius Solar Engery, has installed a photovoltaic system on the site of a former nuclear power plant in Zwentendorf an der Donau, Austria. Where once nuclear energy was to be produced, today clean, safe energy is generated from natural resources over an area of 3,700 square metres. The project reflects the Fronius … Continue reading Former nuclear power plant converted to solar producer
Tesla’s announcement of its new Powerwall 2 battery marks a clear breakpoint for manufacturers of home energy storage systems says Redflow CEO Simon Hackett. Redflow is the Australian company that produces the world’s smallest zinc-bromine flow battery, a stationary energy storage technology that competes with lithium-ion batteries. As well as this year’s launch of its … Continue reading Battery builders break into two camps
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
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
SCIENTISTS in the US have found a way to use a simple manufacturing technique to build a high-capacity battery material that protects itself from damage.
DR NEERAJ Sharma, from UNSWs School of Chemistry, is developing next-generation rechargeable batteries that couple with solar cells, and run on seawater.
FPT Industrial Enlarges Its Power Generation Portfolio With 2 New Engines At Middle East Electricity
FPT Industrial has extended its range of power generation solutions to now support applications from 31 kW to 582 kW with the launch of two new G-Drives at Middle East Electricity.
Western Digital Corporation, Avere Systems enable a new class of massively scalable storage for private and hybrid clouds
Helping the world harness the power of data, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced that its HGST Active Archive System has been certified with the FXT 5000 Series Edge Filer family from Avere, a leading provider of cloud file storage infrastructure.
FUJITSU has developed a gallium-nitride (GaN) power amplifier with the world’s highest output performance for W-band wireless transmissions.
COBALT mined by children is getting into the lithium-ion battery supply chain used by key electronics companies like Apple and Samsung, claims Amnesty International.
RESEARCHERS in Japan have found a way to supply 90 watts of power over a 300m optical fibre system, potentially opening the way to powering mobile data networks via optical fibre.
Power electronics used in renewables is likely to see increased adoption across the globe, as the renewable energy sector sees a surge.
THE ACT is aiming to become a centre for distributed solar storage innovation and solutions, thanks to $20 million in funding for a Next Generation Renewables Pilot program.
UNIVERSITY of Queensland’s theoretical physicists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS) have explained the possibilities around building the lightsabers found in Star Wars.