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Category: Smart Energy

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Smart solar monitoring: Why you should have it

Smart solar monitoring: Why you should have it

Rooftop PV systems can be adversely affected by things outside of a household’s control – and without their knowledge. But you needn’t be in the dark about it.

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Australian poultry farmer taps homegrown silicon energy storage

Australian poultry farmer taps homegrown silicon energy storage

SA energy storage outfit 1414 Degrees to provide NSW poultry processing plant with electricity and heat via a 25MWh thermal energy storage system.

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Future of energy is electric, and increasingly green

Future of energy is electric, and increasingly green

The future will not only be electric, but green electric, and the transition will happen a lot quicker than most people think.

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Energy efficiency: More popular than puppies... and coal

Energy efficiency: More popular than puppies… and coal

New survey reveals energy efficiency enjoys extremely high levels of public support. But that’s not why we should be embracing it.

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Explainer: These six metals are key to a low-carbon future

Explainer: These six metals are key to a low-carbon future

The deployment of renewables and electric vehicles is expected to skyrocket as the world strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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‘Renewable energy breeding’ can stop Australia blowing the carbon budget – if we’re quick

‘Renewable energy breeding’ can stop Australia blowing the carbon budget – if we’re quick

New research by a group at UNSW shows that it is theoretically possible for Australia to move to a renewable energy future without blowing its share of the carbon budget.

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Europe’s electricity networks are underused and can cope with electric cars

Europe’s electricity networks are underused and can cope with electric cars

Electricity distribution networks in Europe run at well below their full potential, and could learn from AirBNB nd Uber to easily incorporate EVs.

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Sonnen lands biggest battery order in Australia with housing developer

Sonnen lands biggest battery order in Australia with housing developer

Sonnen selected to provide 270 residential batteries for Melbourne property development, to cut household power bills by 60% and possibly help power a community water recycling plant.

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It's time to shake up the grid

It’s time to shake up the grid

Australia’s National Energy Market needs a massive shake-up to evolve to a smarter, more stable distributed renewables-based system. And not every participant will make it out alive.

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NEG’s reliability guarantee needs to empower businesses through choice

NEG’s reliability guarantee needs to empower businesses through choice

This summer, the RERT and demand response enabled Victoria and South Australia to survive without any major blackouts.

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Solar power in space: 60th anniversary of Vanguard 1

Solar power in space: 60th anniversary of Vanguard 1

This month is an interesting anniversary: the sixtieth anniversary of solar power in space.