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
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has confirmed it is working with the South Australian Government to develop a financing package to support the accelerated delivery of Australia’s largest grid-scale battery storage project, for the South Australian energy market.
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).
Chemists from University of Michigan believe redox flow batteries are the best solution to store solar and wind power. Using a predictive model of molecules and their properties, the team has developed a charge-storing molecule around 1000 times more stable than current compounds.
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.
In our ongoing series talking to industry leaders, we have a chat with Solgen Energy Group executive general manager David Naismith about renewable energy, the solar industry and the challenges borne out of the growing solar power storage sector.
Australian business is calling for certainty in energy and climate policy: that’s one thing they can’t be certain they’ll get this year. But there will be some useful groundwork.
Toshiba has announced that it will support a two-year study of power management to be done by Tohoku Electric Power, through its H2One hydrogen-based autonomous energy supply system.
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 team at Stanford has made significant strides toward solving the solar storage issue, demonstrating the most efficient means yet of storing electricity captured from sunlight in the form of chemical bonds.
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.
Australian scientists are designing vital components for what is currently the world’s largest science-engineering project – the development of a $19 billion fusion energy generator.
Iceland is drilling into volcanoes to tap the energy created by magma, which could act as an innovative new form of renewable energy.
Following South Australia’s recent state-wide blackout, there are important questions being asked. Was extreme weather the only cause? Has South Australia replaced fossil fuels with renewables too quickly?
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.
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.
The first commercial solar farm in a project aiming to provide options for Australia’s struggling vignerons has gone live.
Power is gradually returning to South Australia after wild storms blew across the state last night, but some areas could be offline for days, as the storm damaged essential infrastructure.