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Category: Research Groups, Institutes and Universities

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Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Industry and govt set to pilot Decentralised Energy Exchange – “deX” – for trading locally generated and stored rooftop solar power to support the grid.

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EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia, Arup Group and Melbourne Energy Institute brief govt on plans for pumped seawater energy storage plant in SA.

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Monash issues 'world first' university climate bond

Monash issues ‘world first’ university climate bond

Monash University issues $218m Climate Bond – a world first, targeting sustainable development in the tertiary education sector.

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UNSW smashes solar cell record, predicts doubling in 12 months

UNSW smashes solar cell record, predicts doubling in 12 months

University of New South Wales team scores world’s highest efficiency rating with largest perovskite solar cells – aims to double efficiency again within a year.

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CSIRO inks major China solar thermal deal, but home market remains stalled

CSIRO inks major China solar thermal deal, but home market remains stalled

CSIRO signs deal to make, sell, install its patented concentrating solar thermal generation technology in China. Meanwhie, in Aus..

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QUT partners with Sumitomo to test super efficient CPV solar technology

QUT partners with Sumitomo to test super efficient CPV solar technology

QUT to test Sumitomo CPV solar technology for Qld climate, with view to add redox flow battery storage “in due course.”

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ANU charts 24.5% efficiency for perovskite-silicon solar cell

ANU charts 24.5% efficiency for perovskite-silicon solar cell

ANU method of making semi-transparent perovskite solar cells achieves “one of highest” efficiencies reported for a perovskite-silicon cell.

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Can hackers solve our energy transition problems?

Can hackers solve our energy transition problems?

Melbourne University and Powershop to host “energy hack” to unlock ideas about EVs, virtual power plants, community energy, and the role of data.

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Could jet fuel grow on trees? ANU finds promise in Australian gum-leaf

Could jet fuel grow on trees? ANU finds promise in Australian gum-leaf

Eucalyptus oils from certain gum tree species could be refined to make high energy jet fuel, an ANU study has found.

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New solar glut could push solar module prices as low as 30c/watt

New solar glut could push solar module prices as low as 30c/watt

BNEF analyst Ethan Zindler says world on verge of substantial solar PV oversupply; bad news for manufacturers, good news for installers, end-users – and Australia.

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ACT pours another $5m into battery storage research

ACT pours another $5m into battery storage research

ANU-based research program that aims lead the world in grid-scale battery storage innovation and integration has won $5m grant from ACT government.