New technology generates electricity out of thin air 24/7

According to Science Daily, scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have constructed a gadget that utilises natural protein to generate electricity from the air’s moisture. This new technology could have huge implications for the future of renewables, as well as climate change action and even the medical field. Electrical engineer Jun Yao, combined with […]

IKEA gears up to sell solar power in Australia

We’ve got a lot to look forward to for solar power in 2020, and IKEA’s highly anticipated range is among the list of goodies set to hit the market. The cost-efficient, lowly priced panels will be available across the country in April, which comes seven years after the range was initially introduced to international markets.  […]

Could ‘solar skins’ power our cities and vehicles?

If there’s one thing we can look forward to for the renewable future, it’s the concept of cities and vehicles powered by their very own sources. Currently in hot discussion, innovations known as ‘solar skins’ or ‘paint’ may just be the next big thing for both the manufacturing of more sustainable vehicles and buildings. Research […]

Tesla opens orders to Australia for solar roofs

It’s been a long time coming, but Tesla has finally given the green light on its highly anticipated solar roofs, with v3 now finalised for the market.  Head over to the site and you’ll now see the company sporting a flashy ‘Order’ button for Australian consumers looking to add value to their property. While the […]

The power is in your hands with sonnen’s ground-breaking solar battery

Australia’s energy market is changing but to take full advantage, home owners, renovators and builders need to be plugged into solar. With sophisticated monitoring technology, the latest systems can take advantage of new pricing conditions. “The middle of the day, not the middle of the night, is becoming the new off-peak period,” says Scott White, […]

Shell joins the renewables game solar panel investment

Energy company Shell has decided to accelerate its move into renewables, switching from coal-fired power plants. Shell says this comes as a focus on solidifying its creation of more reliable, cost-effective energy to consumers. The giant is set to develop and maintain a dedicated solar farm comprised of approximately 400,000 PV panels, enough to power […]

How coronavirus could affect solar panel pricing

With already more than 28,276 confirmed cases and 565 deaths, coronavirus has been top of the headlines across the globe. Originating in Wuhan, China, from specific animals, the illness has sparked a number of industries to come to a halt, including seafood, exports and markets. Even the energy sector is feeling the effects, with solar […]

Could solar panels work at night?

Scientists are busily working away developing a fresh, new way to turn unused heat at night into energy that’s just like solar…but reversed. These ‘backward’ solar panels are designed to generate power after the sun goes down, and in a paper called ‘Optically Coupling with Deep Space’ (best name ever), the scientists have highlighted the […]

Queensland looks to acquire $1bn in funding for renewables

Queensland has posed a question to the government, asking for $1 billion in funding to support the state’s renewable energy goals. Last week, NSW secured $2 billion to secure its grid and reduce emissions through targeted developments across the region. Now, QLD has set its sights on similar goals, asking for the money to cut […]