Google’s 2014 acquisition of artificial intelligence company DeepMind has paid dividends, by helping to save the company 40% on its data center cooling electricity bills.
Category: Smart Energy
The Australia Institute says gas are generators are driving “obscene” power price spikes by choosing to exploit an energy market failure, rather than fulfil their role of complementing renewables.
Solar power and battery storage are already challenging conventional electricity generation and distribution models. This transition to clean energy is happening in spite of government policy, not because of it.
Electricity retailers make their biggest margins in South Australia, the state at the centre of controversy over energy prices. And retail margins in many states have jumped 50 per cent.
Regulator proposes new rules to force network operators to consider new technologies – presumably battery storage and local renewable energy – as an alternative to replacing new poles and wires.
Enphase Energy has installed its first beta battery storage system at a Sydney house, in final phase of testing before mass market rollout.
US energy management start-up Geli to establish regional hub in Australia, backed by $3m investment from Southern Cross Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund.