Indoor farming gets greener via solar load aggregation

2020-12-31T09:36:41+00:00December 31st, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 31 Dec 2020 Indoor farming gets greener via solar load aggregation The economic feasibility of plant factories has been questionable because of energy costs. Now, customers of one containerized farm provider in the United States can opt for 100% clean energy with a subscription service. Image: David Wagman Food and commercial crops that grow [...]

‘Water battery’ a winner for Australian university

2020-12-31T09:34:45+00:00December 31st, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 31 Dec 2020 ‘Water battery’ a winner for Australian university In the first year of operation, the thermal energy storage tank saved 4,232 tonnes of CO2 emissions – with 3,082 tonnes saved by the University of the Sunshine Coast through using solar power instead of grid electricity, and the rest by feeding solar energy [...]

Australian utility makes splash with portable solar farm

2020-12-30T09:38:07+00:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30 Dec 2020 Australian utility makes splash with portable solar farm South Australian utility SA Water is set to flick the switch on the “world’s largest” portable solar array, as work has started on a 12 MW prefabricated PV system at the Happy Valley Reservoir near Adelaide. Image: SA Water The first of more [...]

Terrenus Energy and Facebook sign deal for 19MW of S’pore solar project

2020-12-29T09:35:52+00:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 Dec 2020 Terrenus Energy and Facebook sign deal for 19MW of S'pore solar project When installed, the SolarLand Phase 2 Project, with 35,185 portable solar photovoltaic panels, will be one of the largest ground-mounted solar projects in Singapore. PHOTO: TERRENUS ENERGY Terrenus Energy and Facebook have signed an agreement for 19 megawatts (MW) of [...]

Berlin confirms new renewables laws from 1 January

2020-12-29T09:40:13+00:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 Dec 2020 Berlin confirms new renewables laws from 1 January New framework contains conditions for future expansion. The German Government has confirmed new renewables laws will come into force on 1 January. The law amending the Renewable Energy Sources Act and other energy regulations contains the new framework conditions for the future expansion of [...]

Japan unveils green growth plan for 2050 carbon-neutral goal

2020-12-28T09:43:46+00:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 28 Dec 2020 Japan unveils green growth plan for 2050 carbon-neutral goal JAPAN on Friday unveiled plans to boost renewable energy, phase out petrol-powered cars and reduce battery costs as part of a bid to reach an ambitious 2050 carbon-neutral goal. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the new 2050 goal in November, significantly moving [...]

SA Water makes splash with “world’s biggest” portable solar farm

2020-12-28T09:40:46+00:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 28 Dec 2020 SA Water makes splash with “world’s biggest” portable solar farm South Australian utility SA Water is preparing to flick the switch on the “world’s largest” portable solar array with work having commenced on the installation of a 12 MW prefabricated PV system at the Happy Valley Reservoir near Adelaide. Solar modules [...]

United States’ DOE offers an energy storage strategy, publishes detailed technology cost estimates

2020-12-24T09:48:03+00:00December 24th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 Dec 2020 United States’ DOE offers an energy storage strategy, publishes detailed technology cost estimates The strategy includes accelerating the transition of technologies from the lab to the marketplace, focusing on ways to manufacture technologies at scale in the United States and ensuring secure supply chains to enable domestic manufacturing. The U.S. DOE [...]

Another Vanadium redox flow battery to be installed in Australia

2020-12-24T09:45:20+00:00December 24th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 Dec 2020 Another Vanadium redox flow battery to be installed in Australia A vanadium redox flow battery will be installed at a Western Australian caravan park in the new year. Supplied by VSun Energy, the installation advances its parent company’s vanadium endeavours. The Shire of Beverley approached VSun to supply a vanadium redox [...]

Australian research improves the scope and efficiency of PV light sensitisers

2020-12-23T09:48:00+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Dec 2020 Australian research improves the scope and efficiency of PV light sensitisers Australian scientists have developed an algorithm to increase both the efficiency and compatibility of light sensitisers in solar panels, encompassing silicon cells for the first time. Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science and Monash University demonstrated [...]

Artificial intelligence in photovoltaic production

2020-12-23T09:46:18+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Dec 2020 Artificial intelligence in photovoltaic production Five scientific institutions in Germany are currently working together on self-learning production plants that use process data for the permanent optimization of manufacturing. The initiative is aimed at making the settlement of photovoltaic factories in Germany and Europe attractive again. Equipment and factory data are continuously [...]