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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 [...]

Renewables service 70% of WA’s electricity needs the majority of the past week

2021-01-21T09:33:40+00:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21 Jan 2021 Renewables service 70% of WA’s electricity needs the majority of the past week Western Australia has seen around almost three quarters of its midday summer electricity demands being met by solar and wind generation in five of the past seven days. Renewable percent of generation up around 70% for combined wind [...]

The future is bright with solar-powered beer

2021-01-21T09:30:25+00:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21 Jan 2021 The future is bright with solar-powered beer Forget the beer goggles, settle into the spectacles of a sunny disposition and thank whatever gods may be for beer, solar panels and sunshine. That’s what Melbourne’s Moon Dog Brewing has done with the installation of a near 100 kW solar system atop their [...]

VIC Govt funds experiment to test benefits of solar in orchard farming

2021-01-20T09:28:39+00:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 20 Jan 2021 VIC Govt funds experiment to test benefits of solar in orchard farming Unlike other nations with more limited land and faster growing populations, Australia has not yet understood the symbiotic benefits which accrue when solar PV and agriculture are combined. This week, the Victorian Government announced its Horticulture Solar Energy program [...]

A duck for coal generators in VIC as twin outages failed to register through strong solar

2021-01-20T09:20:04+00:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 20 Jan 2021 A duck for coal generators in VIC as twin outages failed to register through strong solar Two outages at coal fired power generators in Victoria last weekend failed to faze the energy market as strong solar uptake ensured wholesale prices actually fell into the negative despite major units going offline at [...]

Hydrogen buses are on their way to Australia

2021-01-19T09:22:57+00:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 19 Jan 2021 Hydrogen buses are on their way to Australia Governments around Australia are hustling to transition their bus fleets to cleaner fuels such as green electricity or hydrogen. Companies around the world are hustling to ready their hydrogen buses to meet the demand. Image: Foton Bus In December 2020, New South Wales [...]

Pulsating spray cooling system for PV modules

2021-01-19T09:18:44+00:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 19 Jan 2021 Pulsating spray cooling system for PV modules Iranian scientists have assessed a new active approach for solar module cooling based on water spraying. Water sprayed from different angles can reduce the operating temperature of PV modules, with limited water consumption. However, the team noted that they have yet to assess the [...]

Solar, wind, storage superpower

2021-01-18T08:56:49+00:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 18 Jan 2021 Solar, wind, storage superpower In an interview with pv magazine publisher Eckhart Gouras, Tony Seba and Adam Dorr discuss their concept of “SuperPower”: by investing in even more solar PV and wind power than the lowest-cost system defined by the “Clean Energy U-curve,” the gain in additional energy, or “superpower,” is [...]

510,000+ Victorian homes now saving with solar

2021-01-18T08:52:30+00:00January 18th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 18 Jan 2021 510,000+ Victorian homes now saving with solar After a rocky start the Victorian Labor Government’s ambitious Solar Homes program gets the rebate recipe right and celebrates a major milestone in the push to have 50% renewable energy in its grid by 2030. Victoria's current top five suburban solar locations are Sunbury, [...]

Renewables cheaper than fossil fuel plants by 2030

2021-01-15T09:33:51+00:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 15 Jan 2021 Renewables cheaper than fossil fuel plants by 2030 A report by McKinsey & Company reinforces the widely-held view renewables will supplant fossil fuels in the energy system but also joins the chorus of voices warning the world is on track to fall well short of limiting global temperature rises this century [...]

ACT’s rooftop solar boomed in 2020

2021-01-15T09:31:13+00:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 15 Jan 2021 ACT’s rooftop solar boomed in 2020 The Australian Capital Territory’s latest Feed-in Tarrif report found that Canberrans are increasingly contributing to their territory’s 100% renewable energy supply thanks to the increasing uptake of rooftop solar. Image: ACT Government According to the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) annual Feed-in Tariff report, Canberra saw [...]