Landmark moment as Pilbara town powered 100% by solar PV and battery

2021-06-18T11:00:40+00:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 18 June 2021 Landmark moment as Pilbara town powered 100% by solar PV and battery Western Australia utility Horizon Power has achieved a major milestone with the coastal town of Onslow powered 100% by solar PV and battery during a successful trial of what is one of Australia’s largest distributed energy resource microgrids.   [...]

IRENA and the UN sign MoU on renewables and peacekeeping operations

2021-06-18T10:57:42+00:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 18 June 2021 IRENA and the UN sign MoU on renewables and peacekeeping operations Image: RawFilm / Unsplash The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations (UN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance the use of host-country generated renewable energy in peacekeeping missions. Under the agreement, IRENA and the UN [...]

Deploying solar on bridges

2021-06-17T09:50:40+00:00June 17th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 17 June 2021 Deploying solar on bridges A bridge crossing the Pò river in San Mauro Torinese, in northern Italy, is set to host a 300m long PV system designed to rely on special mounting structures and full-black modules. The local administration said the bridge was chosen as the rooftops and surfaces available are [...]

New tool aims to streamline fast-charging EV station design

2021-06-16T09:53:13+00:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 16 June 2021 New tool aims to streamline fast-charging EV station design A new project offers a design and validation framework for renewables-based microgrid configurations that deliver electric vehicle fast charging, energy security, and value-added grid services. Image: BMW Group XENDEE Corp. and Idaho National Laboratory launched a Microgrid Fast Charging Station Designer and tested and [...]

Gravity-based storage for distributed solar

2021-06-16T09:51:10+00:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 16 June 2021 Gravity-based storage for distributed solar An international research team has designed a residential solar-plus-storage system based on gravity. The system was built with a solar power generator, a bulk booster charge controller, an inverter, a solenoid device, a deep cycle battery, a pulley block, a geared motor, a microcontroller, and wire [...]

Solar makes a lot of sense at ground level, too

2021-06-15T09:45:12+00:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 15 June 2021 Solar makes a lot of sense at ground level, too Solar projects that support native grasses can sequester more carbon than farmland alone. Image: David Wagman As we humans scramble to address climate change with renewable energy, the real paydirt in solar might actually be dirt. Think of it in terms [...]

Indonesia aims to sell only electric-powered cars, motorbikes by 2050

2021-06-15T09:42:00+00:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 15 June 2021 Indonesia aims to sell only electric-powered cars, motorbikes by 2050 Cars drive on a main road during rush hour, as the government eases restrictions following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 8, 2020. Image: Reuters / Willy Kurniawan JAKARTA: Indonesia aims to sell only electric cars and motorcycles [...]

Check your mirrors: 3 things rooftop solar can teach us about Australia’s electric car rollout

2021-06-11T09:57:06+00:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 11 June 2021 Check your mirrors: 3 things rooftop solar can teach us about Australia’s electric car rollout Governments and car manufacturers are investing hundreds of billions of dollars on electric vehicles. But while the electric transport revolution is inevitable, the final destination remains unknown. The rollout of electric vehicles can benefit from the [...]

Queensland commits $2bn to renewable energy projects

2021-06-11T09:49:54+00:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 11 June 2021 Queensland commits $2bn to renewable energy projects The Queensland government has underscored its commitment to a clean energy future, announcing a $2 billion fund to be used to finance new renewable energy and storage projects, hydrogen production and clean energy resources projects. Image: Australian National University The Queensland government has announced [...]

New walkways for the installation of rooftop PV systems

2021-06-10T09:36:19+00:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 10 June 2021 New walkways for the installation of rooftop PV systems Spanish mounting system provider Alusín Solar has developed a solution to enable the transit of installers on roofs. It has recently commissioned a production line for this product, which it dubbed Carex. Carex, Alusín Solar's new product. Image: Alusin Solar Spain-based mounting system [...]