July 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Phase 1 of the Tesla 250 MW virtual power plant proposal has been completed, with the results showing the residential storage batteries can do just as good a job as stabilizing the grid and providing power during periods of peak demand as larger grid scale battery installations.
February 19th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at CSIRO have created a new graphene-based material they call Graphair, which they say can filter polluted water and make it drinkable in one step, promising clean drinking water for billions of people.
February 12th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
An international team of researchers has created a new class of materials called metal-organic frameworks that offer the prospect of making abundant supplies of clean drinking water and mining precious metals from sea water cheaply and without large amounts of energy.
October 7th, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson
The cost of solar PV has hit a stunning new low – with a bid for a 300MW solar project in Saudi Arabia pitched at just $US1.79c/kWh – or $US17.9/MWh ($A22.7/MWh) – with no subsidies. This offer represents a significant fall of 75 per cent in costs below those considered “not credible” less than two years ago
August 22nd, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson
Major transmission company Transgrid says 100% renewable energy is both feasible and affordable, and is urging policy makers to “step out in large ways” because incremental change will not deliver climate goals or potential cost savings.
December 17th, 2016 | by Giles Parkinson
Chief scientist Alan Finkel has outlined the case for serious and urgent market reform in Australia’s energy markets, saying the solutions for the massive and “unstoppable” transition to a grid based around wind and solar exist, but the market structures and the supporting policies do not
December 9th, 2016 | by Giles Parkinson
If the grid is powered by “variable renewable energy” (or VRE), such as wind and solar (see graph above), what will happen when, as the detractors say, the wind don’t blow and the sun don’t shine? The answer, of course, is storage. But not nearly as much as the cynics suggest. And at not nearly the cost
November 29th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
Australia's CSIRO has partnered with Chinese company Thermal Focus in an agreement which will see Australian concentrating solar thermal technology used in China.
September 15th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
Australia’s federal scientific research organization CSIRO launched its Centre for Hybrid Energy Systems earlier this month, which is a centre [&hellip
March 3rd, 2016 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on RenewEconomy. by Sophie Vorrath Victoria’s Coonooer Bridge wind farm has begun producing what is assumed to be [&hellip
December 15th, 2015 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath In 2013, a report produced by the CSIRO-led Future Grid Forum made the [&hellip
January 30th, 2015 | by Joshua S Hill
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has invested $1 billion into more than 230 projects, fellowships, and scholarships throughout the country [&hellip
January 29th, 2015 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report from Australia’s CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology has found massive current and future climate impacts for the [&hellip
December 11th, 2014 | by Joshua S Hill
In what may have been the only way to confidently convince Australia’s leadership that they were taking a dramatically wrong [&hellip
June 11th, 2014 | by Tina Casey
We’ve been on a concentrating solar power/thermal energy storage tear this week, so let’s keep the ball rolling. The Australian [&hellip
April 15th, 2014 | by Giles Parkinson
Originally published on Renew Economy. Network operators in at least two Australian states are likely to ditch parts of their [&hellip
March 19th, 2014 | by Giles Parkinson
Originally published on RenewEconomy. Australia is embarking on a radical transformation of its electricity system that will see solar PV [&hellip
February 11th, 2014 | by Giles Parkinson
Originally published on RenewEconomy. The Australian solar industry is preparing for what it calls a “David and Goliath” battle against [&hellip
February 11th, 2014 | by Giles Parkinson
Originally published on RenewEconomy. Australia’s energy utilities have added a new element to their push for solar incentive schemes to [&hellip
December 18th, 2013 | by Giles Parkinson
Originally published on RenewEconomy What if households could deposit excess solar output in an “energy bank”, and use it to [&hellip