Deakin’s commitment to sustainable Victorian communities and mitigating the impacts of climate change, is bolstered by its official membership of the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project 2 (MREP2). As a sustainability leader the University will from 1 July 2020, start procuring 14 gigawatt hours of renewable electricity per year through the Yaloak South Wind Farm at … Continue reading Deakin has sustainable future with MREP2 wind farm project
A research team at Deakin’s School of Engineering have been inspired by the shape and function of a seagull’s wing to design a wind turbine blade that improves the electricity-generating capacity of small-scale wind turbines by 10 to 15 per cent. Senior lecturer in mechanical engineering Dr Jorg Schluter said the new design could improve … Continue reading Researchers develop wind turbine blade based on seagull wing
An Australasian first to integrate a Tesla Powerpack with wind generation will soon be switched on at a salt manufacturing factory at Lake Grassmere, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. Vector Energy Solutions is working with Dominion Salt to combine energy storage with Dominion Salt’s 660 kW wind turbine at its Lake Grassmere … Continue reading Vector creates Australasian first in salt plant energy solution
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.
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.
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.
According to the NSW Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, NSW will aim to meet its renewable energy target as per the Paris agreement. However, fossil fuels aren’t going anywhere, writes Stephanie Stefanovic.