Storage gives boost to solar energy

2020-10-14T01:40:37+00:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 14 Oct 2020 Storage gives boost to solar energy The latest concentrated solar power projects, combined with energy storage, promise to make a significant contribution to the renewable energy effort. Concentrated solar technology systems use mirrors or lenses with tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight onto a small area. These innovations, [...]

Centralised vs decentralised: surge in small-scale utility PV causes inverter decision rethink

2020-09-22T01:33:32+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Media, News, Uncategorized|

Media. 22 Sep 2020 Centralised vs decentralised: surge in small-scale utility PV causes inverter decision rethink While long commissioning delays and approval processes continue to hamper Australia’s utility scale market segment, smaller projects are surging ahead. And given the shift in the market, argues Fimer Australia’s Aaron Zadeh, inverter selection requires a rethink. Fimer's new [...]

Hobsons Bay City Council set to become first Melbourne metro council to start a VPP

2020-09-16T01:33:44+00:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Media, News, Uncategorized|

Media. 16 Sep 2020 Hobsons Bay City Council set to become first Melbourne metro council to start a VPP Hobsons Bay City Council is accelerating its Large Scale Solar Installation Program with a Virtual Power Plant to enable the sharing of solar generated energy around the Council’s assets. Going forward, Council wants to see its [...]

A flexible approach to offshore solar

2020-06-29T01:17:49+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 29June 2020 A flexible approach to offshore solar Scientists in the Netherlands are trialing a floating solar installation based on flexible thin-film PV modules. The idea behind their concept is that such modules, in combination with a newly designed flexible racking system, will create a system able to roll with the movement of the [...]

Australian renewables zone attracts 27 GW of solar, wind, battery proposals

2020-06-25T01:25:04+00:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 25June 2020 Australian renewables zone attracts 27 GW of solar, wind, battery proposals A plan in the Australian state of New South Wales to build a 3 GW renewable energy zone has already attracted US$26.4 billion of project proposals, and the state government is now quadrupling its funding support. NSW has fast-tracked the Central [...]

Two-sided solar panels that track the sun produce a third more energy

2020-06-04T01:48:45+00:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 04 June 2020 Two-sided solar panels that track the sun produce a third more energy Solar panels in a field in Germany Design Pics / Alamy Double-sided solar panels that tilt based on the sun’s position could boost the amount of energy collected. The two approaches existed independently before, but researchers have now looked [...]

Greens’ economic recovery plan to invest in renewables

2020-05-21T01:21:02+00:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 21 May 2020 Greens’ economic recovery plan to invest in renewables The Greens released their plan for Australia’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis this week. The plan looks to invest heavily in renewable infrastructure, a cunningly rational ploy to solve a few crises at once. Image: Greens Crisis is the chasm between danger [...]

56 MW hybrid microgrid powers up at Western Australian gold mine

2020-05-20T01:15:59+00:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Media, News, Uncategorized|

Media. 20 May 2020 56 MW hybrid microgrid powers up at Western Australian gold mine The unique solar, wind, and battery project has been completed at Gold Fields’ Agnew Gold Mine, marking Australia’s largest hybrid microgrid of its kind. The Agnew Hybrid Renewable Power Station comprises wind, solar, gas and diesel generation and battery storage. [...]

How Developing Countries Are Leading the Renewable Energy Revolution

2020-05-14T01:17:18+00:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 14 May 202 How Developing Countries Are Leading the Renewable Energy Revolution Transitioning to renewable energy is essential in avoiding a global climate crisis. Many people may assume the most technologically advanced nations are the ones leading this charge, but that's not the case. Green energy in developing countries equals and even surpasses that in developed [...]

Solar could make up 43% of Singapore’s power generation mix by 2050: study

2020-05-13T01:31:56+00:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 13 May 2020 Solar could make up 43% of Singapore’s power generation mix by 2050: study Solar modules could be integrated into Singapore urban landscape just like trees, and comprise almost half of the country’s electricity generation mix by mid-century, a study has found. While Singapore has plenty of potential to generate solar energy, tapping it [...]