Do I detect a hint of sunlight? Australia’s wineries harvest solar energy

2019-10-23T01:39:39+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Oct 2019 Do I detect a hint of sunlight? Australia’s wineries harvest solar energy Electricity is the single biggest cost incurred in the winemaking process. Looking to save on bills, and save the environment, wineries across Australia are rapidly up-taking solar PV. Solar PV installation at Paringa Estate Winery on the Mornington Peninsula. [...]

China Power International reveals details of 500 MW grid-parity project

2019-10-22T01:47:25+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 22 Oct 2019 China Power International reveals details of 500 MW grid-parity project The Chaoyang facility is the largest of the first batch of central-subsidy-free solar projects approved in the world’s biggest solar marketplace. China Power has awarded three construction contracts to entities owned by its SPIC parent company. China Power International is planning [...]

Carbon nanotubes provide a boost to perovskite solar

2019-10-22T01:40:30+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 22 Oct 2019 Carbon nanotubes provide a boost to perovskite solar Scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a carbon nanotube which forms a strong junction with a lead-halide perovskite, improving performance and stability. Scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology studied interactions between a perovskite material and a specially designed carbon [...]

A bump in the road for pay-as-you-go solar and self-sustainability

2019-10-21T01:40:05+00:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21 Oct 2019 The weekend read: A bump in the road for pay-as-you-go solar and self-sustainability Two high-profile bankruptcies this year could serve as a warning for the potential pitfalls of pay-as-you-go solar. However, Marcus Wiemann and David Lecoque of the Alliance for Rural Electrification say such business models can lead to long-term success [...]

Sonnen earns Australian Made label

2019-10-21T01:34:26+00:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21 Oct 2019 Sonnen earns Australian Made label Almost a year after the opening of its assembly and manufacturing facility at the site of the old Holden factory, German battery manufacturer Sonnen can now officially say its products are made in the land of kangaroos. sonnen moved on its plan to establish a battery [...]

US scientists create first rechargeable lithium-carbon dioxide battery

2019-10-18T01:57:16+00:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 18 Oct 2019 US scientists create first rechargeable lithium-carbon dioxide battery Researchers in Chicago have developed a world first fully rechargeable lithium-carbon dioxide battery, an achievement they claim could pave the way for the use of the greenhouse gas in advanced energy storage systems. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago claim to [...]

Technology Metals Australia receives grant for vanadium redox flow battery solutions

2019-10-18T01:43:57+00:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 18 Oct 2019 Technology Metals Australia receives grant for vanadium redox flow battery solutions Technology Metals Australia has received a promising grant from the Australian Government for the development of its Gabanintha Vanadium Project. It is a small but sure sign of Vanadium’s strategic importance to the Australian economy when paired with renewable energy [...]

Innovative agreement sees QLD water help carry solar to the grid

2019-10-17T02:03:18+00:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 17 Oct 2019 Innovative agreement sees QLD water help carry solar to the grid Pacific Hydro’s Haughton Solar Farm in Queensland has signed an innovative network support agreement with Stanwell Corporation (Stanwell), a QLD government-owned corporation and the largest electricity generator in the state. An innovative network support agreement will see Stanwell’s Kareeya Hydro [...]

Rebuilding for resilience

2019-10-16T01:35:10+00:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 16 Oct 2019 Rebuilding for resilience The islands of the Caribbean have been focusing on the deployment of storage solutions, minigrids and microgrids in response to the damage their power systems suffered during the 2017 hurricane season. But with the opportunities, there are also challenges. Greensmith Energy, a Wärtsilä company, commissioned a 6 MW/6 [...]

Deakin researchers find ‘Holy Grail’ of PV module recycling

2019-10-16T01:29:12+00:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 16 Oct 2019 Deakin researchers find ‘Holy Grail’ of PV module recycling Researchers from Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials claim to have solved the biggest problem that’s preventing photovoltaic cells from being recycled. Disposing of modules into landfill is both wasteful and potentially toxic. A pair of researchers from Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials [...]

A carbon scaffold to boost lithium-sulfur performance

2019-10-15T01:49:21+00:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 15 Oct 2019 A carbon scaffold to boost lithium-sulfur performance Scientists at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research have developed a new method to produce lithium-sulfur based cathodes which exhibit stable performance and high storage capacity over 200 cycles. According to the agency, this represents “a promising step towards the commercialization of lithium-sulfur [...]