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Renewable energy listed for first time as one of Australia’s top infrastructure priorities

2021-02-26T09:38:24+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 Feb 2021 Renewable energy listed for first time as one of Australia's top infrastructure priorities Australia should prioritise large-scale renewable energy options to replace ageing thermal generators, infrastructure body says  Infrastructure Australia says the national energy market needs new grid-scale, renewable energy generators to replace retiring thermal plants. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Renewable energy zones [...]

NREL looks at barriers to lithium-ion battery recycling and sees opportunities

2021-02-26T09:35:03+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 Feb 2021 NREL looks at barriers to lithium-ion battery recycling and sees opportunities The analysts assessed the current state of reuse and recycling of large-format lithium-ion batteries used in EVs and battery energy storage and found there is plenty of room for improvement. Recycling lithium-ion batteries could create a new market for U.S. [...]

Vehicle-integrated PV reduces EV charging time in sunny regions by 40%

2021-02-25T09:29:59+00:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 Feb 2021 Vehicle-integrated PV reduces EV charging time in sunny regions by 40% Dutch scientist Bonna Newmann spoke with pv magazine about the present and future of vehicle-integrated PV from a technological and economic perspective. Solar panels installed on cars could have a payback time of only three or four years and ensure [...]

AEMC announces new standards for rooftop solar

2021-02-25T09:28:31+00:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 Feb 2021 AEMC announces new standards for rooftop solar With rooftop solar installations numbers hitting record highs right across the nation, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has announced new technical standards for inverters will be introduced to help the electricity grid cope with the influx and provide system strength. The AMEC has [...]

Rising prices may push PV industry away from silver

2021-02-24T09:29:15+00:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 Feb 2021 Rising prices may push PV industry away from silver Increasing prices may prompt module manufacturers to find alternatives, or at least reduce silver use in solar cell metallization, according to a recent study. Researcher Samuele Lo Piano, however, told pv magazine silver availability does not represent an issue for large scale PV. Copper-nickel [...]

PV can cover almost half of typical office buildings’ electricity demand

2021-02-23T09:22:26+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Feb 2021 PV can cover almost half of typical office buildings’ electricity demand Scientists in Germany have estimated that roof and facade PV systems can cover almost 40% of the total requirements of a standard office building, assuming that no battery storage is installed. The southeast and southwest facade of the ZSW building [...]

WA deploys stand-alone power systems at properties affected by Perth Hills bushfire

2021-02-23T09:14:16+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Feb 2021 WA deploys stand-alone power systems at properties affected by Perth Hills bushfire Western Australia has officially extended the reach of its new darling: stand-alone power systems, or SAPS. In a state first, Government-owned network services provider Western Power has deployed units at two Perth Hills properties following bushfires earlier this month. Stand-alone [...]

Silver renewable lining to Abra’s rich new silver mining project in WA

2021-02-22T09:36:26+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 22 Feb 2021 Silver renewable lining to Abra’s rich new silver mining project in WA Hybrid energy systems are blooming in Australia’s remote locations, as renewables are increasingly partnered with gas or diesel to advance the greening of desert industries and communities that operate far from the grid. Abra Base Metals Project takes a [...]

Independent MP proposes $483 million Local Power Agency to anchor benefits of renewables in regional communities

2021-02-22T09:40:23+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 22 Feb 2021 Independent MP proposes $483 million Local Power Agency to anchor benefits of renewables in regional communities Helen Haines, MP for the Victorian electorate of Indi, will today put a Bill before Parliament that would underwrite and provide technical support to community renewable energy projects in regional areas, and mandate the opportunity [...]

Western Australia energy market set for transformation

2021-02-19T09:37:21+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 19 Feb 2021 Western Australia energy market set for transformation The West Australian Wholesale Energy Market (WEM) is in for a major shake-up with the State Government’s Energy Transformation Taskforce unveiling plans for a redesign which it said will fully integrate renewable energy – in all its guises – into the power system. WA's [...]

Regulator credits renewables for continuing fall in electricity prices

2021-02-19T09:35:38+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 19 Feb 2021 Regulator credits renewables for continuing fall in electricity prices The Australian Energy Regulator has released its Default Market Offer for 2021-2022, and it is another fall in electricity prices, especially if you live in South Australia, New South Wales or south-east Queensland. The regulator says one of the main factors driving [...]