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
A team of scientists from Edith Cowan University has developed what they say is the world’s first commercially viable clear solar glass.
Researchers have developed a semi-transparent organic solar cell that achieves better efficiency and transparency than existing ones, according to a recent study in the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM).
Tiny metallic-gold particles are being used to convert sunlight into fuel, in a technology developed in SA to store solar energy as an alternative to battery storage.
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.
Western Downs Regional Council has approved the biggest solar project in the region – a 300 megawatt solar farm to be constructed by Luminous Energy.
The international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology (IABM) has given its International Award for Excellence in Sustainability to Broadcast Australia for installing a solar battery solution designed and delivered by Photon Energy.
Perovskites, once on the fringes of solar cell research, have fast become the “it” materials for advancing solar power.
Australia’s solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China.
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.
The first commercial solar farm in a project aiming to provide options for Australia’s struggling vignerons has gone live.
EnergyAustralia has announced a $9.3 million partnership with Brisbane-based solar inverter system developer, Redback Technologies, which will see users being able to control their energy consumption through a smart phone.
A chemistry professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has invented a battery to address night-time solar efficiency issues.
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.
Engineers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) are using light to print three-dimensional structures that “remember” their original shapes.
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have set a world record for efficiency for their solar thermal dish, which generates steam that could be used for power stations.
A new concept could enable highly efficient solar power by combining three types of technologies that convert different parts of the light spectrum and also store energy for use after sundown.
Solar households in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales will this year cease to be paid for power they export into the electricity grid. While this may hurt some households, it could ultimately be a good sign for the industry.
In a world first, entirely solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has completed its round-the-world journey.