New battery technology designed and patented by the University of Adelaide has secured a $1 million research contract with a Chinese battery manufacturer. The new design uses non-toxic zinc and manganese, two metals that are abundant in Australia, and incombustible aqueous electrolyte to produce a battery with a high energy density. The high energy safe … Continue reading University of Adelaide battery technology receives $1m research contract
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing $3 million in funding to Port Gregory Wind Farm (PGWF) to build a grid-connected wind, solar and lithium-ion battery project to power a remote mine in Western Australia. The project will consist of a hybrid 2.5 MW wind farm, 1 MW solar farm and a 2 MW/0.5 … Continue reading ARENA funds solar, wind and battery project to power mining operations
UNSW Sydney will lead Australia’s first fully integrated smart city trial in partnership with Providence Asset Group (PAG) and Tamworth City Council, in a deal announced at an event at the University this week. The trial will be the first based on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and include applications across transport, energy, health, telecommunications … Continue reading Partnership exploring the potential of smart cities powered by hybrid energy storage
The Australian National University (ANU) has completed a global audit of 530,000 potential sites for pumped-hydro energy storage that can be used to support low-cost, secure, 100 per cent renewable electricity grids. The zero-emission grids would mainly rely on solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind technology, with support from pumped-hydro storage and extra high voltage transmission … Continue reading ANU identifies 530,000 potential pumped-hydro sites worldwide
A series of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) projects planned across five states could triple Australia’s electricity storage capacity, according to a new study by a researcher at The Australian National University (ANU). Professor Jamie Pittock says if the projects go ahead, they will accelerate our transition to renewable energy. “We’re talking about more than 20 … Continue reading Hydropower projects to boost electricity storage capacity
Researchers at UNSW Sydney, along with partners H2Store, have received a $3.5 million investment from Providence Asset Group to develop a first-of-its-kind hydrogen storage system that could mean cheaper, safer storage for renewable energy. Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou and his team at UNSW’s School of Chemical Engineering have developed a unique system that provides cheap storage … Continue reading UNSW partners with industry to develop cheap hydrogen storage
SA Water has awarded a framework agreement contract for up to $304 million to South Australian company Enerven to deploy approximately 154 megawatts (MW) of new solar photovoltaic generation and 34 megawatt hours of energy storage across around 70 of its sites over the next 18 months. The investment in more than 500,000 solar panels … Continue reading SA Water awards solar photovoltaic generation and energy storage contract
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $6 million in funding to Hydrostor Australia for Australia’s first energy storage project using compressed air. Hydrostor will construct the 5 MW / 10 MWh fuel-free Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) facility, which will re-purpose the Angas Zinc Mine located in Strathalbyn, 60 kilometres southeast of … Continue reading Australia’s first compressed air energy storage project gets federal funding
A new grid-scale battery is now up and running at the Dalrymple substation on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula. Construction of the 30 MW / 8 MWh grid-scale battery was completed in April 2018. The $30 million Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration (ESCRI) project has been commissioned and tested and is now live and connected … Continue reading New grid-scale battery powering South Australia
Sydney-based energy storage company Ecoult will supply its technology to US defence contractor Raytheon for use in a new microgrid project that has the potential to provide more sustainable backup power systems. The microgrid is being used by the U.S. Department of Defense at the Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod. The Base … Continue reading Australian energy storage technology employed in US defence microgrid project
The new UPS-BAT/LI-ION energy storage device from Phoenix Contact with 924 Wh utilises lithium-iron phosphate technology, is available for pairing with the Quint UPS power supply with IQ Technology. It is designed to provide long service life in both standby parallel operation as well as in cycle operation, particularly with long buffer times. The energy … Continue reading New energy storage with long buffer times
Siemens AG and The AES Corporation have announced an agreement to form a new global energy storage technology and services company under the name Fluence. The joint venture will bring together AES’ 10 years of industry-defining experience deploying energy storage in seven countries with over a century of Siemens’ energy technology leadership and its global sales presence … Continue reading Siemens and AES join forces for new energy storage venture
The NSW Government is calling for proposals on energy storage for the first round of its Advanced Energy Challenge (AEC).
Engineers have developed a bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make energy storage cells.
In light of the Aliso Canyon gas leak last year (which is considered the most damaging gas leak in US history), the facility has closed and Tesla has instead been charged to provide an electric energy system for Los Angeles.
A UK engineering undergraduate has invented a new storage solution that could provide the missing link needed for a renewable energy revolution.