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
Google has always been at the cutting eadge of search engine technology, now it’s leading the way in the energy stakes, according to a report in The New York Times. The California-based company has been flying under the radar for the past 10 years with regard to renewable energy. During that time, it has secured … Continue reading Google US will be carbon neutral in 2017
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
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
Australia’s solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China. In continued emphasis on mitigation and adaptation, CSIRO has partnered with Chinese company Thermal Focus, following China’s announcement to produce 1.4 GW of CST by 2018, and 5 GW by 2020. This would double the world’s installed CST plants. … Continue reading CSIRO partners with China over solar electricity initiative
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
Tesla has announced an expansion of its collaboration with Panasonic, with a letter of intent for production of photovoltaic cells and modules at Buffalo, New York. AP reports that the project depends on shareholders approving Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity. which is chaired by Tesla founder Elon Musk. “We are excited to expand our partnership with … Continue reading Tesla and Panasonic to solidify solar cell partnership
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
Conxall Mini-Con-X and Switchcraft EN3s are now available with 2-Metre cable for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 position connectors with straight or right angle overmoulds. The cable is able to withstand harsh environments, is blunt cut on the opposite end for maximum flexibility and colour coded tissue paper separates conductor wires for easy … Continue reading 2m cables with new position connectors
LG Chem has announced its plans to expand its footprint in the Australian residential solar storage market.
UNSW engineers have developed a way to dramatically improve the quality of low-grade silicon, with flow-on implications for the electrical efficiency and cost of solar panels.
EUROPEAN researchers have developed rolls of flexible lighting foils that can be produced en masse, paving the way for cheaper solar cells, LED panels and flexible electronics.
SOLAR cells which can be submerged in water, and produce clean, renewable fuel by splitting water into its chemical components may not be far off.
HELIATEK has set a new conversion efficiency world record for organic photovoltaic multi-junction cells, of 13.2 percent.
PEROVSKITE solar cells may become more commonly used in the future, thanks to a new development by Griffith University scientists to improve its stability in humid conditions.
THE NEXT generation of silicon solar cells may not require doping, leading to cheaper manufacturing processes and better power output.
Australian company Redflow is charged up to meet growing demand for robust long-life batteries that enable both homes and businesses to store electricity generated by their solar panels.
THE DEMAND for photovoltaic wafers and cells will remain strong in the first quarter of 2016, as China, the US and the UK finalise their subsidy policies.
GLOBAL demand for photovoltaics will reach 59GW in 2016, with the industry undertaking massive capacity expansion.