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New approach to Solid-state Battery Design

2020-12-04T01:30:03+00:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 04 Dec 2020 New approach to Solid-state Battery Design Scientists in South Korea developed a new electrode structure for a solid-state battery which they say could lead to both higher energy densities and simplified manufacturing processes for this promising energy storage technology. Scientists at South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute model a promising [...]

It’s Renewable Energy’s Time to Shine

2020-12-04T01:24:56+00:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 04 Dec 2020 It's Renewable Energy's Time to Shine Renewable energy is poised for another breakout. While the last few years slowed adoption of renewable energy technology in the United States, the overall trend is a steady uptake across the board, including in commercial facilities. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is calling the [...]

Simulation tool for mismatch conditions at cell level

2020-12-03T02:05:51+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 03 Dec 2020 Simulation tool for mismatch conditions at cell level Scientists in Portugal have proposed a new framework to simulate mismatch conditions at the cell level. They claim the tool is particularly suitable for simulations of small PV systems with few module strings. Image: Dave Dugdale, flickr Researchers from Portugal's Instituto Superior Técnico [...]

Asian Development Bank provides more than $1bn finance for Renewables Power Lines

2020-12-03T01:43:03+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 03 Dec 2020 Asian Development Bank provides more than $1bn finance for renewables power lines The development lender has followed up a $600 million loan for distribution infrastructure in eastern Indonesia with a $430 million credit line for installations in India. The credit facilities will drive new and refurbished power distribution infrastructure in two [...]

Work begins on German-Australian “hydrogen bridge”

2020-12-02T01:37:35+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 02 Dec 2020 Work begins on German-Australian “hydrogen bridge” The joint-feasibility study into green hydrogen production and trade between Australia and Germany has officially begun, work on what the German Federal Minister of Research has dubbed the “Wasserstoffbrücke,” or “hydrogen bridge”. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt and Minister for Trade, [...]

UK assembles experimental hydrogen network from decommissioned gas infrastructure

2020-12-02T01:25:05+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 02 Dec 2020 UK assembles experimental hydrogen network from decommissioned gas infrastructure The £12.7 million project will explore how to transport pure and blended hydrogen for use in heating and industrial purposes. Construction will start next year. The project will be constructed by DNV GL at its base in Spadeadam, Cumbria. Image: Wikilmages/Pixabay U.K. energy [...]

WA invests in electric vehicle strategy, emissions continue to rise

2020-12-01T02:16:29+00:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 01 Dec 2020 WA invests in electric vehicle strategy, emissions continue to rise Western Australia’s long-awaited Climate Policy has landed with somewhat of a whimper, nevertheless, there is something to be said of its investment in the uptake of electric vehicles, including what is to become Australia’s longest EV charging network. Nevertheless, there is [...]

WA announces members of its Future Battery Industry taskforce

2020-12-01T01:46:49+00:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 01 Dec 2020 WA announces members of its Future Battery Industry taskforce A collection of mining companies, industry bodies and union groups have been announced as the members of the Future Battery Industry taskforce, the Western Australian McGowan Government’s unit designed to grow the value chain of critical minerals for the energy storage industry [...]

How a NSW man’s off-grid system saved his life

2020-11-30T01:41:40+00:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30 Nov 2020 How a NSW man’s off-grid system saved his life It was still daytime when thick smoke plunged the Kangaroo Valley into complete darkness. Inside Nick Turner’s house, pets and neighbours crowded the lounge room, shrill smoke alarms ringing in the background while black ash rained down and coated the landscape. Nick [...]

The transition to Renewable Energy

2020-11-30T01:43:16+00:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30 Nov 2020 The transition to Renewable Energy IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES. Australia’s electricity system is undergoing unprecedented change arising from the proliferation of renewable energy generation, with South Australia and parts of the National Energy Market (NEM) already reaching the highest level of renewable penetration in the world. While such rapid transition is positive for [...]

‘China renewables will hit grid parity with new-build coal next year’

2020-11-27T01:47:19+00:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 Nov 2020 ‘China renewables will hit grid parity with new-build coal next year’ New coal facilities could be more costly to develop than renewables in China and other Southeast Asian nations next year. Image: Benita5/Pixabay China's push for ‘grid parity' on pricing for renewables against coal-fired power will achieve its aim next year, according to U.S.-owned [...]

Ever heard of photovoltatronics, the new frontier of solar in urban environments?

2020-11-27T01:41:52+00:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 Nov 2020 Ever heard of photovoltatronics, the new frontier of solar in urban environments? Scientists in the Netherlands are planning to build intelligent PV devices for energy and information applications. Their intention is to make this approach a new field of PV research, whose ultimate goal is enabling solar cells to communicate with [...]