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Category: Smart Energy

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Alphabet (Google) turns to molten salt to store clean energy

Alphabet (Google) turns to molten salt to store clean energy

Google’s parent company has joined Tesla and other smaller companies, developing ways to store wind and solar affordably.

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Energy Unlimited – 4 steps to 100% renewables

Energy Unlimited – 4 steps to 100% renewables

This well-timed Australian book offers a step-by-step how-to for businesses transitioning to a more sustainable energy future.

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"Boot-camp" for clean energy start-ups launched in Melbourne

“Boot-camp” for clean energy start-ups launched in Melbourne

A new start-up accelerator program dedicated entirely to fast-tracking the commercialisation of innovative energy market technologies and solutions has been launched in Australia.

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S.A. could dump gas plans if batteries, demand response deliver

S.A. could dump gas plans if batteries, demand response deliver

South Australia has given itself the option to cancel installation of permanent government-owned gas generators. The huge response to ARENA’s demand response EOI, and new storage projects, make it hard to see why new plant is needed once next two summers negotiated.

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Energy independent vehicles key to solving grid problems

Energy independent vehicles key to solving grid problems

The UK National Grid has announced that peak impact of electric cars in the UK will be equivalent to capacity of 6 nuclear plants.

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Study finds storage prices falling faster than PV and wind technologies

Study finds storage prices falling faster than PV and wind technologies

Energy storage projects may bring the cost per kWh of a lithium-ion battery down from $10,000/kWh in the early 1990’s to $100/kWh in 2019, according to a new study.

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ACT launches second phase of battery test centre, early results in

ACT launches second phase of battery test centre, early results in

Early results suggest that lithium-ion out-performs both the advanced and traditional lead-acid battery packs in terms of round-trip efficiency.

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AGL expands smart technology portfolio with $13m in US start-up

AGL expands smart technology portfolio with $13m in US start-up

AGL invests $13 million in smart lock and smart home controls start-up in US, expanding its push into new technologies.

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Innovation, disruption and the utility business model

Innovation, disruption and the utility business model

The power sector’s rapid transformation has barely started, but implications for incumbents are beginning to be felt and speculated.

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Fossil fuels and Australian tools: It's time to go fully electric

Fossil fuels and Australian tools: It’s time to go fully electric

Sally Perini has four electric cars, a fully electric ride on mower and a suite of electric tools. And for good reason: One two-stroke leaf blower used for one hour can produce as much hydrocarbons as 150 cars over the same time.

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The trials, tribulations and absolute joys of electric motorcycling

The trials, tribulations and absolute joys of electric motorcycling

It’s been almost 5 years since I swapped from a petrol engined motorcycle to an all electric Zero. Since then I’ve travelled 32,767km at an average cost of 1.5c per km.