The Zinc-Polyiodide Redox Flow Battery

A new type of redox flow battery has an energy density approaching that of lithium-ion batteries used in portable electronic devices and some small electric cars. A flow battery is an energy storage device based on two chemical components dissolved in liquids separated by a membrane. Unlike a standard deep cycle battery, the electrodes in […]

Australian Home Solar – Safety And Quality

A report from the Clean Energy Council clearly shows the Australian solar industry has a strong focus on safety and quality. Claims were made recently by some media outlets of widespread problems with solar equipment, but the evidence states otherwise. Even three in-depth reviews of the Renewable Energy Target, the umbrella program supporting the installation […]

SunEdison To Bring Clean Power To 20 Million

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) has announced a goal of delivering clean, renewable electricity to 20 million people in underprivileged communities throughout the world by 2020. As an initial milestone, the company has committed to bringing solar power to one million people by the end of this year. SunEdison Social Innovations will lead the initiative; bringing […]

Solar And Wind Power For The Eiffel Tower

UGE International Ltd. has installed two on-site wind turbines on the Eiffel Tower as part of a major renovation to the first floor of the iconic structure. The two UGE VisionAIR5 wind turbines will produce 10,000 kilowatt hours annually, enough to power the commercial areas of the Eiffel Tower’s first floor. The vertical-axis VisionAIR5 turbine […]

Sungrow And ABB Powering Ahead

Leading inverter manufacturers Sungrow and ABB having been enjoying significant success with their respective solar inverter businesses. Sungrow recently announced it had taken orders for 5.89 gigawatts of solar inverters last year, 4.23 GW of which have already shipped. There was a huge demand in China for the company’s products in 2014, which accounted for […]

Australian Solar As Cheap As Chips – 2.8c Per Kilowatt Hour

Large scale solar power could be cheaper than electricity generated from coal or gas in Australia by 2050 says a study commissioned by Germany’s Agora Energiewende. The organisation points out utility-scale solar is already cheaper in some regions of the world such as Dubai where a long-term solar PPA for USD 5 cents per kilowatt […]

Australian Solar Owner And Supporter Survey

Solar Citizens is asking Australian solar households to stand up and be counted. 5 million Australians are living under a solar panel array and while the rooftop revolution has gained momentum, a bright future is not assured as powerful interests still want to hamstring the growth of solar in Australia. The grassroots group says to […]

Solar Cells From Shrimp Shells

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created electricity-generating solar cells using chemicals derived from the shells of shrimp and other crustaceans, a development that could have a major impact on the cost of producing solar power. The research is focused on nanotechnology, specifically the highly conductive light-absorbing quantum dots used in thin-film […]

Greens’ Clean, Renewable Energy Vision For NSW

The New South Wales Greens have unveiled their vision of a secure and clean energy future for the state, one where households and small businesses would become active participants in the electricity industry. Coal and gas fired electricity generation in NSW generates 60 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually, making the state one of the […]

The WindWheel – Or Should It Be A SunWheel?

The Dutch WindWheel, touted as a “sustainable icon”, is as controversial as it is stunning. The Dutch Windwheel Corporation has set its sights on building the unique facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to “be a showcase and accelerator for innovation, renewable energy and the circular and inclusive economy.” Standing 174 metres high, the outer ring […]