CleanTek Market: ARENA’s renewable energy marketplace partnership

ARENA is now in partnership with an online marketplace linking renewable energy projects with investors. ARENA says CleanTek Market will accelerate the global rise of clean technology. “CleanTek Market is a growing ecosystem, which will give ARENA access to a global cleantech audience,” ARENA said in a media statement. “The partnership will providing a channel for […]

Butterfly wings could inspire new solar cell technology

Scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) believe butterflies could inspire solar cell technology. Dr Niraj Lal from ANU’s Research School of Engineering says nanostructures that mimic butterfly wings  are the key. Dr Lal’s inspiration is  from experiments on the Peruvian Morpho Didius butterfly. The Morpho’s wings scatter light to produce an iridescent blue. This ability to control […]

Sydney Energy Cost for NYE Bash gives way for Clean Energy Future

Sydney during New Year’s Eve is synonymous with excess and grandiose displays of fireworks and pyrotechnics but that may be a thing of the past as a new plan to tackle climate change is implemented. The funds that are usually spent on the Sydney Opera House show total approximately $750,000 will instead be spent of other […]

Smart meter rollout stall leaves NSW solar owners out of pocket

Nearly 80,000 Solar Bonus Scheme (SBS) households in NSW could be hit with higher electricity bills because retailers are failing to install the required new smart meter, an investigation by consumer advocacy group Choice has revealed. Households enrolled in the scheme should have had their old gross meters replaced with smart meters before the SBS […]

Repercussions for proposed Carmichael Coalmine

The Carmichael Coalmine proposal has come under fire from the Australian Climate Council with the project being touted as a mistake, with renewable technologies such as solar being praised as a much more effective option. The report released by the Climate Council encourages the closing of all existing coal mines and finds the creation of […]

Door Knocking Impostor Alert

It has come to Energy Matters attention that there may be an individual in the Brisbane area posing as a member of our company. The issue which has been brought to our attention involved a person who claimed to be from Energy Matters knocking on a resident’s door. This person was rude and aggressive towards […]

Clean energy business accelerating program open now

A clean energy business accelerating program designed to help startups and businesses to achieve a 100% clean energy future has announced its second intake with registration open now. The program is now accepting its second intake of businesses after only 2 months of launching in April according to a press release. Of the first four […]

Solar Array to Power Tropical Marine Research

A solar array will power research into Australia’s tropical marine environment. The announcement was made at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) near Townsville this week. Speaking from AIMS’ headquarters at Cape Ferguson, CEO John Gunn said installation of the $2.25 million solar power system would help fund to AIMS’ scientific research. “We will […]

Solar hybrid power mixes CSP and coal-fired station in Finland  

A new Solar Hybrid Power station using solar technology and traditional sources reduces emissions and improves efficiency. That’s according to research from the Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre. VTT’s COMBO-CFB hybrid model could reduce fuel consumption and emissions by more than a third. It does this by feeding high-pressure solar-generated steam directly into the station turbine. The […]

Smart Window Breakthrough to revolutionize energy industry

Professor Huijun Zhao, director of Griffith’s Centre for Clean Environment and Energy has invented what is called a “smart window”. The $1 million research project promises a new kind of low-cost, energy-saving window which could revolutionize the energy industry. The Australian Government has funded the project through the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme with […]