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Category: Research Groups, Institutes and Universities

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Western Sydney Uni solar car wins first leg of American Solar Challenge

Western Sydney Uni solar car wins first leg of American Solar Challenge

Students from Western Sydney University Solar Car Team have won the first stage of the biannual American Solar Challenge race.

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Qld breakthrough could make EV batteries cheaper, cleaner

Qld breakthrough could make EV batteries cheaper, cleaner

A University of Queensland process for extracting and transforming metals needed for EV batteries could cut their carbon footprint – and manufacturing costs.

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How a protein’s secret function could boost solar tech

How a protein’s secret function could boost solar tech

A new protein discovery by a team of Dutch and South African researchers could help develop new smart solar technologies.

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Li and the art of electric motorcycle evolution

Li and the art of electric motorcycle evolution

The evolution of electric motorcycles is happening before our eyes, with control systems and battery designs the final barriers to yet more power and speed.

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CSIRO taps "citizen science" to help solve energy puzzle

CSIRO taps “citizen science” to help solve energy puzzle

CSIRO launches Energise app, to create “two-way communication channel” between energy experts and consumers.

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UNSW Sydney inks agreements with French science organisations to strengthen partnerships in research and innovation

UNSW Sydney inks agreements with French science organisations to strengthen partnerships in research and innovation

UNSW Sydney has signed new agreements with two French scientific organisations that will bolster continued bilateral cooperation in the areas of renewable energy innovation and environmental research.

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Water from thin air, powered by the sun: US tech to be trialled in Australia

Water from thin air, powered by the sun: US tech to be trialled in Australia

US technology that can harvest drinking water from the air using solar power to be trialled around Australia, with backing from ARENA.

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ANU announces new leader of battery storage program

ANU announces new leader of battery storage program

has announced the appointment of Dr Lachlan Blackhall to lead an international research program to improve ways to integrate battery storage with the electricity grid.

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Crowlands wind farm underway, as ground breaking bulk-buy scheme bears fruit

Crowlands wind farm underway, as ground breaking bulk-buy scheme bears fruit

Ground broken at 80MW Victoria wind farm – fruition of Melbourne project involving 14 universities, cultural institutions, corporations and Councils.

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WA-designed clear glass solar windows gear up for production

WA-designed clear glass solar windows gear up for production

WA company gears up to commercialise its “world-first” clear glass solar windows, with listing on ASX.

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Australian energy expert appointed Professorial Fellow at Monash University

Australian energy expert appointed Professorial Fellow at Monash University

Monash University is delighted to announce that Ms Chloe Munro AO has accepted the role of Professorial Fellow at Monash University.