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 […]

Solar Photovoltaic Microgrid System to Protect US Military Power Supply

A solar photovoltaic microgrid system could help the US military stay responsive during an attack on the main grid. That’s the finding of a paper by a team of engineering and energy policy experts from Michigan Technological University. Vulnerabilities in the power grid are one of the most prevalent national security threats. Going off-grid by […]

The effect of harsh weather on PV panels explored

New research coming from Case Western Reserve University and Gebze Technical University (GTU) has looked towards how weather effects solar panels in order to help solar manufactures design more resistant PV panels (Photovoltaics) technology. By understanding what wears out solar materials it is hoped that the lifetime of the technology will increase according to researches […]

Sunshine State Leads with Large-scale Solar Uptake

The Sunshine State is leading the nation in terms of large-scale solar power plant construction. Queensland solar power plants are being constructed at an unprecedented rate. The Clean Energy Council made the announcement this week at the inaugural Large-scale Solar Industry Forum in Brisbane. More than 300 engineers and renewable energy specialists attended the conference. Clean Energy Council Chief […]

Solar Microinverters Soar as Enphase Posts Financial Results

The leading supplier of solar microinverters globally Enphase recently released its financial results for the first quarter of 2017. The company’s total revenue for the first quarter was $54.8 million US ( Australian $7.4 million)  with the company exiting the quarter with a total cash balance of $30.0 million. During the first quarter of 2017, […]

Federal Budget 2017 Looks to Hydro and Solar Energy Solutions

The Federal Government wants to buy a larger share of the Snowy Hydro scheme to bolster its renewable energy stores. The announcement was part of the 2017 Federal Budget handed down last night. Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg said the budget’s $265 million energy package will ensure Australia maintains a secure, reliable and competitive energy system. […]

Solar powered refrigerators protect vaccines in cyclone-hit Fiji

The Australian government has funded a rollout of solar powered refrigerators and off-grid solar power packs to health centres in cyclone-ravaged Fiji to preserve life-saving vaccines and medicines. When category-five Cyclone Winston swept across Fiji in February, it caused widespread damage to critical cold chain infrastructure and electricity services. This led to a breakdown in essential […]