South Australia Praised For Net Zero Emissions Commitment

The South Australian government had been congratulated for its commitment to adopting a target of zero net emissions (carbon neutrality) by 2050. Announced on Wednesday, Premier Jay Weatherill said the State Government will adopt recommendations in a report publicly released on the same day by the Low Carbon Economy Expert Panel. “As we head towards […]

ARENA Funds Shared Solar + Storage Project

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced it is providing support for a project examining shared solar electricity generation and energy storage capacity in the suburbs of metropolitan areas. Moreland Energy Foundation Limited (MEFL) and its partners in the project, GreenSync and Jemena, will initially examine historical electricity consumption data from medium-density Melbourne suburbs. […]

Australian Battery Storage Safety Guides Launched

An Australian-first home battery storage safety guide has been made available as part of the nation’s most comprehensive national study of energy storage safety. Battery storage is very safe if good quality components are used, installed correctly, properly operated and sufficiently maintained. However, as with all other electrical appliances in a home or business or […]

Reaching For The Stars, Powered By The Sun

Work is about to commence on a diesel-solar hybrid power station for the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia. Energy Minister Mike Nahan announced yesterday Horizon Power would start site works in January on a two megawatt facility at the observatory*, which is around 315 kilometres north-east of Geraldton. The State Government has given its […]

Electrifying Everything With Renewables

Imagine a world that runs on 100 percent renewable energy – a world with zero pollution, where wind, water and solar generators provide light, heat, cooling, fuel for transportation, even for air travel. The concept is called WWS power (Wind, Water and Solar), and research from Stanford University shows how the world currently has the […]

2MW Battery Trial For Western Australia

Two battery systems capable of delivering up to two megawatts of power will be trialed in Carnarvon, Western Australia. Announced yesterday by WA Energy Minister Mike Nahan, the partnership between Horizon Power and China’s Lishen Power would examine strategies for meeting energy demand rapidly at a lower cost through the use of batteries. “The use […]

6.2MW Solar Project For Los Angeles County

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE) has announced it will be constructing nine solar power plants to power government facilities in Los Angeles County. The 6.2MW (DC) project is being executed under a 20 year power purchase agreement (solar PPA); providing cheap, clean electricity and predictable energy pricing to the County. “By signing a long term agreement with […]

SoelCat 12 – Solar Powered Catamaran

SoelCat 12 is a solar electric catamaran with lithium-ion battery storage targeted towards the ecotourism market. A creation of Soel Yachts and Naval DC, SoelCat 12 features 8.6kW of solar panels and a total lithium battery capacity of 120kWh. The marine grade lithium polymer battery system weighs just 8kg per kWh. The makers state it […]

Increasing Renewables Key To Solving Climate Crisis

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows how a worldwide target of 36 percent renewable energy by 2030, combined with energy efficiency measures, would effectively stop global temperatures rising above two degrees Celsius by the end of the century. The renewables boost would deliver up to half the required emissions reductions […]

Solar Pioneer Wins Australian Academy Of Science Award

Professor Martin Green has just racked up another award for his decades work in the field of solar power research. The Australian Academy of Science‚Äôs annual honorific awards recognise scientific excellence and this year, Professor Martin Green has won the prestigious Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for his world-record breaking work in improving efficiency of […]