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Producing Cowra’s Electricty and Heat from Farm Waste

Posted by Peter, on April 24, 2017

A bioenergy project at Cowra, which takes the waste streams from the town and a group of farms and turn them into electricity and heat for local residents while making fertiliser from the residue, could be the first of its kind in Australia.  Continue reading »


Wind Farm Builds and Strengthens Community

Posted by Peter, on April 21, 2017

Residents of Daylesford in the Victorian goldfields have found that their local wind farm has helped to build and strengthen their sense of community as well as providing the more obvious benefits of renewable energy.
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RMIT Electrode Could Boost Boost Storage Capacity 30 Times

Posted by Peter, on April 6, 2017

Researchers at the Melbourne Institute of Technology have developed a groundbreaking electrode which they say could boost the capacity of existing energy storage technologies by 3,000%.  Continue reading »


Perth Researchers Develop World First Commercial Clear Solar Glass

Posted by Peter, on March 28, 2017

Researchers at the Electron Science Research Institute at Edith Cowan University, in collaboration with ClearVue Technologies, have announced that they have developed the world’s first commercially viable clear, solar glass.  Continue reading »


AGL’s Virtual Power Plant Goes Live

Posted by Peter, on March 17, 2017

AGL Energy has begun operating the first phase its “virtual power plant”, which will ultimately be made up of 1,000 connected batteries in homes across Adelaide.  Continue reading »


Pumped Seawater Energy Storage Proposed for South Australia

Posted by Peter, on February 23, 2017

EnergyAustralia has briefed the Commonwealth Government on the potential for a pumped hydroelectric storage project using sea water to support delivery of reliable, clean energy in South Australia.  Continue reading »


Victoria Seeking a 20MW Battery Facility

Posted by Peter, on February 20, 2017

The Victorian Government is calling for expressions of interest to build Australia’s first grid scale battery storage facility.  Continue reading »


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 »


Funding to Focus on Large-scale Energy Storage Projects

Posted by Peter, on February 6, 2017

The Prime Minister has called on the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to focus on encouraging the development of flexible capacity and large-scale storage projects. Eligible projects include battery storage, pumped hydro, concentrated solar thermal, biomass and demand management technology.  Continue reading »


Aussie Project Aims to Improve Water Quality in Slums

Posted by Peter, on January 30, 2017

The Sustainable Development Institute at Melbourne’s Monash University, has been awarded $27 million in funding for project that aims to revolutionise water delivery and sanitation in urban slums  Continue reading »


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