All posts by David Loneragan

Commissioning of pilot molten silicon energy storage system moves a step closer

The first commercial pilot of a molten silicon energy storage system developed by South Australian innovator, 1414 Degrees, is one step closer to commissioning, with large components of the technology making their way to SA Water’s Glenelg wastewater treatment plant this week. 414 Degrees’ biogas Thermal Energy Storage System (GAS-TESS) technology will store energy generated … Continue reading Commissioning of pilot molten silicon energy storage system moves a step closer

Cost-effective grid stabilisation

Renewable energy is here to stay but there are technical challenges. Maren Gast and Hans-Peter Pircher from Phoenix Contact explain why. Feeding renewable, and therefore fluctuating, energy into the power grid causes variations in supply voltage and electric load. The use of an energy storage system for control reserve, as implemented at the campus Garching … Continue reading Cost-effective grid stabilisation

Electric vehicle producer Lvchi to work with lithium-ion battery developer

Next-Battery has secured a strategic relationship with China-based Lvchi Automobile Technology, which may see Next-Battery play a significant part in the future development plans of Lvchi as Next-Battery moves towards completing its first advanced prototype battery. Both Next-Battery and Lvchi will proceed with key visits in Ukraine and China during Q1 2019 with a view … Continue reading Electric vehicle producer Lvchi to work with lithium-ion battery developer

SAGE Automation and Melbourne win award for IoT monitoring solution

SAGE Automation and Melbourne Water have won the Victorian 2018 Australian Water Award for their internet of things (IoT) monitoring solution. The solution won the Infrastructure Project category which had more than 30 other entrants from across the state. The other finalist was John Holland and Goulburn-Murray Water. The Internet of Things (IoT) solution enabled … Continue reading SAGE Automation and Melbourne win award for IoT monitoring solution

EtherCAT at cutting edge of new technology upgrades in automation

With automation now heading into a new phase of growth due to Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT), speed is a key ingredient. Having a fieldbus system that can keep up is essential. PACE explains. Beckhoff spent the last two weeks in October travelling around Australia and New Zealand with a roadshow explaining … Continue reading EtherCAT at cutting edge of new technology upgrades in automation