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Category: Research Groups, Institutes and Universities

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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.

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RMIT's "cheaper, cleaner" proton battery has li-ion firmly in sights

RMIT’s “cheaper, cleaner” proton battery has li-ion firmly in sights

Australian RMIT team make “crucial step” towards cheap, sustainable energy storage after demonstrating rechargeable “proton battery” prototype.

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University of Newcastle rolls out 2MW solar system at Callaghan Campus

University of Newcastle rolls out 2MW solar system at Callaghan Campus

University of Newcastle says 2MW of solar being added to its Callaghan campus this year will slash energy costs and serve as a “living laboratory.”

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Climate change no threat to cheap wind power – except in Sunshine State

Climate change no threat to cheap wind power – except in Sunshine State

Study finds wind power set to become more productive and cheaper in Australia’s southern states, even with climate change. Queensland, however, might want to focus on solar.

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How solar, wind and hydro could power the world, at lower cost

How solar, wind and hydro could power the world, at lower cost

An updated study from US and Danish academics says we can electrify the world through using mainly solar, wind and hydro – and for a quarter of the cost of fossil fuels, if you factor in savings from avoided damage to the environment and health.

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Telstra signs up for 429MW wind farm, at stunning low cost

Telstra signs up for 429MW wind farm, at stunning low cost

Telstra, ANZ lead consortium to buy output from new 429MW wind farm, and lock in similar low price achieved by Origin earlier this year.