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.
Tidal energy technology is being trialled for the first time in Tasmania. Researchers believe the technology has the potential to be among the cheapest forms of renewable energy, as well as a range of other benefits.
Carnegie Wave Energy has been awarded $2.5 million by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to build the world’s first solar, battery and wave integrated microgrid project in Western Australia.
Senator Nick Xenophon has blamed renewables for the state-wide blackout in South Australia yesterday.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced the 12 projects that will receive their share of a $92 million grant – which may be the agency’s last round of funding in the face of severe budget cuts.
Researchers have created an interactive web tool to estimate the amount of energy that could be generated by wind or solar farms at any location.
A new Climate Council report has revealed the number of electricity price spikes in South Australia has tumbled with the increase of renewable electricity.
Investment in Australian renewable energy projects is set for a comeback, following the resolution on the renewable energy target (RET) impasse last year.