New partnership to fend off cyber attacks on rooftop solar in South Australia

2019-09-30T02:16:40+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30 Sep 2019 New partnership to fend off cyber attacks on rooftop solar in South Australia U.S. research corporation MITRE and the new Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre will partner to take on cybersecurity threats, with an initial focus on protecting South Australia’s smart grid. As one of the oldest assets, grids can be vulnerable [...]

Long read: Flow batteries scale up to GW production

2019-09-30T02:11:58+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30 Sep 2019 Long read: Flow batteries scale up to GW production Plans for a gigawatt factory in Saudi Arabia, bullet-proof warranties and an international vanadium rental service are propelling a new generation of batteries into the energy storage big league. Pioneers of redox flow technology claim that they can put an end to [...]

Transmission transition: why some poles and wires can go into storage!

2019-09-27T01:40:24+00:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 Sep 2019 Transmission transition: why some poles and wires can go into storage! Australia’s unwieldy and slow-to-adapt transmission network is one of the greatest roadblocks to continued development of renewable energy projects. Strategically deployed storage on transmission lines offers a flexible alternative to the upgrade and major build of new lines, says a [...]

The slow, inexorable rise of green hydrogen

2019-09-27T01:34:11+00:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 Sep 2019 The slow, inexorable rise of green hydrogen The International Renewable Energy Association says the integration of hydrogen into the energy transition will not happen overnight and electrolysis costs will not be halved until the 2040s. That hydrogen and related products could revolutionize the world energy landscape, however, is not in doubt. [...]

Rooftop solar penetration reaches tipping point as grid undergoes major transformation

2019-09-26T01:19:55+00:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 Sep 2019 Rooftop solar penetration reaches tipping point as grid undergoes major transformation Rooftop solar penetration has reached the point where a choice needs to be made between distribution networks spending billions on new substations, poles and wires to cope – or start delivering the grid of the future so consumers are not [...]

Malaysia eyes higher electricity output from renewable sources

2019-09-25T01:35:04+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 Sep 2019 Malaysia eyes higher electricity output from renewable sources KUALA LUMPUR: Plans for the development of solar and other renewables remain less well developed in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, accoridmng to The Economist Intelligence Unit. Indonesia and Malaysia sourced 12 per cent and 15 per cent of their total electricity output [...]

We can make roof tiles with built-in solar cells – now the challenge is to make them cheaper

2019-09-25T01:24:55+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 Sep 2019 We can make roof tiles with built-in solar cells – now the challenge is to make them cheaper Despite being such a sunkissed country, Australia is still lagging behind in the race to embrace solar power. While solar panels adorn hundreds of thousands of rooftops throughout the nation, we have not [...]

This “Anti-Solar Panel” Could Generate Power From Darkness

2019-09-24T02:00:23+00:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 Sep 2019 This “Anti-Solar Panel” Could Generate Power From Darkness A new poll confirms that the majority of constituents in the United States are still opposed to president Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, as well as his overall views on climate change. According to reporting by Time Magazine, [...]

International Energy Agency forecasts 115 GW of new solar this year

2019-09-24T01:52:13+00:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 Sep 2019 International Energy Agency forecasts 115 GW of new solar this year The global expansion of PV, wind power and other clean energies will see double-digit growth this year as solar continues to lead the pack. Renewable energy will rebound this year, says the IEA. After stagnating last year, renewable energy has [...]

Edify pioneers with largest energy storage system in Australia

2019-09-23T02:00:42+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Sep 2019 Edify pioneers with largest energy storage system in Australia Edify Energy has released the Knowledge Sharing Report for Gannawarra Energy Storage System (GESS), to share some of the lessons learned throughout the development of this pioneering project with the industry. GESS is a pioneering project in Australia’s National Electricity Market. It [...]

Hydrostor secures financing to complete Australia’s first compressed air storage facility

2019-09-23T01:46:46+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Sep 2019 Hydrostor secures financing to complete Australia’s first compressed air storage facility Canada’s Hydrostor has closed US$37 million (AU$54,6 million) in growth financing. The company plans to use the funding to complete construction of the 5 MW/10 MWh Angas Project in South Australia and to advance its 2 GW pipeline of large-scale [...]