Carbon emissions ‘set to surge in 2021′

2021-04-21T07:33:15+00:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 21 April 2021 Carbon emissions ‘set to surge in 2021’ Image: Unsplash/Maxim Tolchinskiy From reNEWS. Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are on course to see their second-largest increase in history, a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report released Tuesday shows. IEA’s Global Energy Review forecasts emissions to surge by 1.5 billion tonnes in 2021, [...]

Queensland to deploy five large-scale batteries across state

2021-03-25T16:39:01+00:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Media, News, Uncategorized|

Media. 25 March 2021 Queensland to deploy five large-scale batteries across state Rooftop solar panels on commercial building in Australia. Image: Terrenus Energy Queensland — The state announced the installment of five large-scale, network-connected batteries at different regional substations as part of its community battery trial programme. The batteries, to be installed at substations in [...]

Investor sentiment in Australian renewables turns to the overwhelmingly positive!

2021-03-23T09:21:13+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Media, News, Uncategorized|

Media. 23 March 2021 Investor sentiment in Australian renewables turns to the overwhelmingly positive! MinterEllison’s second annual ‘Renewables Investment Report’ finds that over the past year Australia has become a safe haven for investment… The maturity of its renewable opportunities seems to outweigh existing challenges. MinterEllison notes the rise and rise of solar PV in [...]

Solar and storage to take over from uranium mine for Kakadu rejuvenation

2021-02-17T11:19:10+00:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: Media, News, Uncategorized|

Media. 17 Feb 2021 Solar and storage to take over from uranium mine for Kakadu rejuvenation The Ranger Uranium Mine, completely enclosed within the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, ceased production in January 2021 after years of financial losses. Now, as part of a multi-million dollar rejuvenation of the Park, a solar and battery storage [...]

Novel algorithm for integrating solar, wind, hydrogen

2021-02-10T09:44:35+00:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 10 Feb 2021 Novel algorithm for integrating solar, wind, hydrogen A new, nature-inspired algorithm has been applied by scientists in Egypt and Saudi Arabia to optimize the production of green hydrogen via solar and wind power generation. The proposed energy system consists of PV and wind power generation, a water electrolyzer, a tank of [...]

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 [...]