Posts tagged: Australia

Australia ‘could become world leader in solar home battery storage’

By: Oliver Milman Energy stored from roof panels could offer the cheapest electricity alternative within three years, Climate Council study says Australia could become a world leader in home battery storage, with the potential for energy stored from solar panels offering the cheapest electricity alternative within just three years, according to a new report. The […]

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World’s first solar-powered E Ink traffic signs deployed in Australia

By James Vincent In some respects, E Ink displays are a bit of a marvel, with their low power consumption, easy readability, and minimal glare making them both sustainable and practical. No wonder, then, that the Australian Road and Maritime Services (RMS) has decided to try out the technology in a new domain: the world […]

Australian copper mine adds solar power

By: Michael Allan McCrae The DeGrussa Copper Mine in Western Australia is building the largest off-grid solar array in the country, a 10.6MW power station with an up front cost of $1 million. The mine owner, Sandfire Resources (ASX:FSR) announced the power deal on Tuesday with juwi Renewable Energy Pty, which will finance, build and operate the […]

Australia Develops World’s most Efficient Solar Panels

Australian researchers have developed a new method of using commercial solar panels that converts more electricity from sunlight than ever before. The new photovoltaic (PV) system created by University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers converts 40 percent of solar light into electrical energy, which is a 15 percent increase over regular panels. Laboratory tests […]

Sunday December 14th, 2014 in , , | 2 Comments »

New superconductor-powered wind turbines could hit Australian shores in five years

Australian scientists are developing wind turbines that are one-third the price and 1,000 times more efficient than anything currently on the market to install along the country’s windy and abundant coast. New superconductor-powered wind turbines could be installed off the coast of Australia within the next five years to finally take advantage of the country’s […]