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Category: energy efficiency

CSIRO to Help Develop “Cognitive” Electricity Metering Technology

Posted by Peter, on February 16, 2017

Fremantle-based start-up Ecocentric Energy has entered into an agreement with the CSIRO to refine and commercialise its “Numen” electricity metering technology.  Continue reading »

Aussie Scientists Develop New Coating Which Keeps Roofs Much Cooler

Posted by Peter, on June 10, 2015

Scientists at the University of Technology Sydney have developed a coating which keeps roofs significantly cooler than the ambient air temperature, even under the most intense summer conditions. Dr Angus Gentle and Emeritus Professor Geoff Smith reported that a roof with a “coated polymer stack” – a combination of specially chosen polyesters on a silver […]  Continue reading »

Aussie & Kiwi Green Sites Win Awards

Posted by Peter, on November 12, 2014

Yealands Family Wines has been named the overall World Champion at the Green Apple Environment Awards.¬† Yealands Family Wines competed against more than 500 global nominations from a range of industries. The Yaelands vineyard in Blenheim has a 99 kilowatt solar rooftop – the largest in New Zealand. The vineyard also uses wind power and […]  Continue reading »

European Deal for Aussie Battery Company

Posted by Peter, on September 7, 2014

Brisbane-based battery developer Redflow has secured a supply deal with the Austrian BlueSky Energy GMbH. Redflow is a leading developer of zinc-bromide flow batteries, which are high performance batteries that provides high energy density and best performance in deep discharging applications. BlueSky is an energy storage integrator,¬†which provides services for utility-scale projects and micro-grids, and […]  Continue reading »

New Aussie Thermocell Could Harvest Waste Heat

Posted by Peter, on August 2, 2013

A team of Monash University researchers, led by Professor Doug MacFarlane, has developed an ionic liquid-based thermocell. Thermocells harness the thermal energy from the difference in temperature between two surfaces and convert that energy into electricity. The new thermocell generates more electrical energy than any previous power cell operating in a similar temperature range. The […]  Continue reading »

Aussie Researchers Aim to Make Mobile Networks 1000 Times More Efficient

Posted by Peter, on April 23, 2013

The University of Melbourne is working with a global consortium called Green Touch to design new mobile phone networks that could be up to 1,000 times more energy efficient than current networks. Every mobile phone tower consumes a large amount of energy – typically several kilowatts of electricity – most of which is wasted. This […]  Continue reading »

Businesses Improving Energy Efficiency

Posted by Peter, on July 17, 2012

The Australian Industry Group has has released the results of a survey which found that two-thirds of businesses reported having achieved improvements in their energy efficiency in the three years to 2012. In the previous five years (to 2010), only one-third of businesses said that they had achieved improvements in energy efficiency. Three-quarters of repondents […]  Continue reading »

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