Australian green hydrogen innovator set to flip the Philippines’ coal-fired fleet

2021-01-29T09:31:23+00:00January 29th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 Jan 2021 Australian green hydrogen innovator set to flip the Philippines’ coal-fired fleet Australian technology company Star Scientific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Philippines’ Department of Energy in order to trace out the use of its game-changing HERO technology. The partnership could see Star Scientific transform every coal-fired power plant [...]

Australian storage pricing could ‘cannibalize’ itself with latest big battery announcements

2021-01-28T09:26:40+00:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 28 Jan 2021 Australian storage pricing could ‘cannibalize’ itself with latest big battery announcements In November, Cornwall Insight estimated that Australia had 7 GW of battery storage projects in the pipeline. Since then, massive amounts of storage capacity have been added. Image: Neoen Australia, Twitter This month saw Neoen announce plans for a 500 MW [...]

Biden orders government-wide approach to fight climate change

2021-01-28T09:24:39+00:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 28 Jan 2021 Biden orders government-wide approach to fight climate change The action calls on federal agencies to lead by example and solidify climate considerations as a critical part of U.S. foreign policy and national security. Image: Wikimedia commons President Joe Biden is taking several new executive actions aimed at battling climate change, protecting [...]

3-D multi‐ribbon interconnection tech for IBC cells

2021-01-27T09:26:33+00:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 Jan 2021 3-D multi‐ribbon interconnection tech for IBC cells The interconnection tech, developed by scientists at the Belgian research institute Imec, is based on a three-dimensional fabric of encapsulant with incorporated horizontal and vertical solder‐coated metal ribbons. Mini solar modules built with the proposed technique have provided interesting results in tests for thermal [...]

Storing oversized large scale PV with molten salt storage

2021-01-27T09:24:27+00:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 Jan 2021 Storing oversized large scale PV with molten salt storage Scientists from Israel and France have proposed a PV-plus-thermal-storage (PV-TS) concept that may be applied in regions with low direct solar beam radiation and high levels of global solar radiation. They estimated that the grid penetration rate of a large scale PV [...]

Silicon-carbide inverter for medium-voltage grids

2021-01-26T09:20:18+00:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 Jan 2021 Silicon-carbide inverter for medium-voltage grids Developed by scientists from German research institute Fraunhofer ISE, the silicon-carbide device claims 98.4% efficiency and could be used in utility-scale photovoltaic projects. A 250-kVA inverter stack with 3.3-kV-SiC-transistors developed at Fraunhofer ISE. Image: Fraunhofer ISE Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has developed a 250-kW silicon-carbide (SiC) [...]

Drought conditions could impact power generation in the West

2021-01-26T09:18:13+00:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 Jan 2021 Drought conditions could impact power generation in the West Ongoing drought and low snowpack mean that hydro production at two big dams could be impacted, affecting the West’s power supply in 2021. High in the Rocky Mountains, a stream carries snowmelt. Image: David Wagman Ongoing drought in parts of the West could [...]

Standalone power systems could confer up to $1.5 billion in saved network costs and community resilience to disaster

2021-01-26T09:33:52+00:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 Jan 2021 Standalone power systems could confer up to $1.5 billion in saved network costs and community resilience to disaster Edge-of-grid communities are under increasing threat of debilitating power outages due to disasters driven by climate change. A new report quantifies the benefits of transitioning some 244 communities to microgrids or individual power [...]

SA Water is pumping with the power of the sun

2021-01-25T23:15:24+00:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 Jan 2021 SA Water is pumping with the power of the sun Nicola Murphy, SA Water’s Senior Manager, Zero Cost Energy Futures has the sunniest disposition as she works steadily to ensure the substantial energy needs of the state’s vital water utility are solar powered from source to faucet. Nicola Murphy, SA Water's [...]

Improving PV-powered water electrolysis with external fields

2021-01-22T09:25:34+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 22 Jan 2021 Improving PV-powered water electrolysis with external fields Australian researchers have analysed different ways to improve the efficiency of PV-powered water electrolysis for hydrogen generation. They include the use of magnetic fields, light energy, ultrasonic fields, and pulsating electric fields. Energy costs remain prohibitive, but molecular movement and the redistribution of molecules [...]

WA’s Mid-West green hydrogen potential flooded with global interest

2021-01-22T09:23:54+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 22 Jan 2021 WA’s Mid-West green hydrogen potential flooded with global interest Last year the Western Australian Government called for Expression of Interest into its potentially 1.5 GW solar and wind hydrogen hub at Okajee Strategic Industrial Area on the state’s Mid-West. This week it has been revealed that 65 companies from around the [...]