Rooftop solar is continuing to boom in Australia with the 2018 installation rate soaring above 2017’s record rate. Thanks to improved technology and larger rooftop installs, the total kilowatt capacity of rooftop solar is 56% above last year’s, and the number of systems installed has increased 32 per cent on the same period last year. … Continue reading Solar citizens lead the energy revolution
Australian battery company Redflow has achieved a second manufacturing milestone by successfully producing the first battery electrode stacks from its new factory in Thailand. The battery stack is a critical part of the Redflow ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery, containing electrodes that charge and discharge the battery by “plating” and “deplating” zinc on a membrane – … Continue reading Redflow starts manufacturing battery stacks at new plant
South Australia’s lithium-ion battery grabbed the headlines in 2017, first when Elon Musk announced he’d build the world’s largest battery in 100 days or it would be free, then again when he accomplished it, and yet again when the battery reacted to power surges in record time in December. But the big battery is really … Continue reading The year renewables became mainstream
The South Australian company has spent almost a decade developing its Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS) technology to store electricity as thermal energy by heating and melting containers full of silicon at a cost estimated to be up to 10 times cheaper than lithium batteries. 1414 Degrees has moved into a 3000sq m factory on … Continue reading Production heats up for renewable energy storage company
Turning energy into money is the business many manufacturers are in. They may not look at it in that light – however, turning fuel into product at the best rate of return is essentially what the industry thrives on. Rising gas prices is impacting the future for many of these processing plants – particularly in … Continue reading Turning Australia on to natural power
Jobs and investment will be the focus of the first Powering North Queensland Summit, to be held in Townsville on 31 August 2017. John Grimes, Australian Solar Council and Energy Storage Council CEO, said a renewable energy boom is underway in North Queensland and locals should attend the Summit to find out how they can … Continue reading Renewable energy boom: Business and Jobs Summit announced
The announcement that the world’s largest lithium-ion battery will be installed in South Australia by the end of 2017, will transform and fast track reliable renewable energy in Australia, as well as globally, according to a leading energy industry authority Dr Alex Wonhas, Managing Director, Energy, Resources and Manufacturing of global engineering and infrastructure advisory … Continue reading Renewable energy fast tracked after Tesla announcement
Champions of fossil-fuel generation have long complained that jobs losses have been one of the biggest detriments to the decommissioning of coal-fired power plants. And renewable energy sources do nothing to help replace those jobs. Not so, according to a panel of experts at the recent Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition held at the … Continue reading Renewable jobs market underplayed
To successfully incorporate solar PV, storage and other innovative technologies into Australia’s energy grids without sacrificing grid stability, a holistic, whole-of-network approach is required, says Mark Paterson, General Manager of Horizon Power’s Consumer Energy division. According to Paterson, Horizon Power’s large, sparsely populated regional WA networks are ‘almost a microcosm of the larger electricity grids’ … Continue reading New approach needed for renewables in the energy stakes
With the right technology, homeowners and businesses with solar and battery storage systems have the potential to play a vital role in stabilising a grid with high renewable generation, according to Luke Osborne, Chief Operations Officer for Reposit Power. By integrating innovative software with solar battery systems, Reposit Power helps customers who invest in these … Continue reading Solar battery storage system to play vital role in energy market
Australia is becoming one of the most desirable places to implement renewable energy sources, according to a report by global power and utilities company Ernst & Young (EY). The nation has risen from 10th to fifth in the global Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index, which takes into consideration conditions for renewable power in 40 countries. China … Continue reading Australia climbs world renewable energy rankings
Pumped hydro storage can be used to help build a secure and cheap Australian electricity grid with 100 per cent renewable energy, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU).
A significant price drop has seen solar batteries skyrocket in popularity. Experts believe that solar battery storage could be the solution to widespread power outages, such as those seen in South Australia over the past few months.
The West Australian town of Kalbarri will be home to the nation’s largest microgrid, which will integrate distributed solar, a 1.7MW wind farm and 2MWh battery system.
Australia’s solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China.
Victorian company Keppel Prince Engineering has secured a contract to develop the largest wind farm in NSW, which will create up to 50 jobs.
A revolutionary and emerging class of energy-harvesting computer systems require neither a battery nor a power outlet to operate, instead operating by harvesting energy from their environment.
Iceland is drilling into volcanoes to tap the energy created by magma, which could act as an innovative new form of renewable energy.
Based on an analysis from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the sudden loss of half of South Australia’s wind power was the main contributing factor to the state-wide blackout that occurred last month.
Wind and solar may be currently leading the way in Australia’s renewable energy race, but there’s another contender lurking in the nation’s oceans.