39 Results for tag Energy Storage

MPower’s Energy Storage Solution Utilised in Ground Breaking Study for Leading Network Provider

Media Release – Friday 17 June 2016 For Immediate Release Battery technology developed and manufactured by leading power solutions provider MPower has been successfully utilised in a ground-breaking study by Victoria’s largest energy network provider, AusNet Services. AusNet Services’ three-year battery storage trial tested new ways to use residential batteries, including exporting electricity into the […] ... Read More

Analysing the Quest for Renewable Energy Storage Systems

Energy industry analysts have repeatedly stated that advanced energy storage systems are the key to encouraging adoption of renewable power sources. The US Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technology Programs started the Renewable Systems Interconnection studies, which sought to identify the obstacles towards widespread use of green energy. One of the studies’ conclusions was that […] ... Read More

Australia Home to More Than 1.5 Million Solar Power Systems

Solar power systems are becoming more popular, with 2015 seeing a vast number of installations in Australia and across the globe. Recent research from SunWiz indicated that solar installations are increasing due to the relatively low price in comparison to other renewable energy sources. The record number of solar power systems in Australia reflects a wider international trend. Further research […] ... Read More

How to Assess a Location for Renewable Energy Installations

The demand for renewable energy solutions around Australia has stretched beyond just solar power systems, with a range of different installations all contributing to create more sustainable developments.  However, not all options will be suitable for every type of structure, meaning project managers and engineers would do well to consult renewable energy experts to ensure […] ... Read More

Queensland Reaping the Benefits of Renewable Energy

Queensland is quickly earning its title as Sunshine State in more ways than one. A new solar farm on the horizon demonstrates the impact of renewable energy throughout the region, particularly improving access to power in rural areas. Moreover, it showcases the opportunities for solar power to work with current non-renewable energy systems to create a facility that is capable of utilising […] ... Read More

Large-Scale Solar Projects to Receive Funding

Australian companies are ready to deploy renewable energy, judging by the high expression of interest in funding for large-scale solar projects. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) recently announced the shortlisted projects which will progress to the next stage in its $100 million large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) competitive funding initiative. The response reflected the role that renewable energy is playing a […] ... Read More

New Solar Farm Positions Queensland as the Sunshine State

Australia’s commitment to developing a solar-powered national grid continues to grow following news that Queensland will be home to one of the country’s largest facilities.   The project is yet another addition to Australia’s growing renewable energy portfolio, setting the standard for future investment in the sector. With both residential and industrial developments viable platforms for the addition […] ... Read More

How can Mining Benefit From Renewable Energy?

While non-renewable energy remains a key part of mining processes, the industry is starting to see the benefits of generating and storing it. With solar power re-defining energy across the country, it’s no wonder the mining sector is also turning to renewable power. This is highlighted by a recent mining project which has been heralded as Australia’s […] ... Read More

Can Sports Stadiums Benefit from Renewable Energy Investment?

Australia has a proud sporting heritage, and is home to some of the most famous stadiums in the Southern Hemisphere. After all, it’s hard to imagine an Australian summer without a game of cricket being played at the MCG. As hosts to some of the country’s most important sports matches, high-profile concerts and other large […] ... Read More

What Does 2016 Hold for the Renewable Energy Industry?

Is Australia doing enough to invest in solar power systems across the country? With the government boosting adoption rates with funding, the latest report  from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) indicated that innovation in renewable energy needs to keep up. This requires effective storage technology that can efficiently manage solar generation. Incorporating solar into more Australian homes The government’s Solar Towns Programme seeks […] ... Read More

Innovation in Mining: How Does Renewable Energy Fit?

It’s important for businesses in any industry to pursue innovative practices. For those such as mining that are subject to a range of changing trends, it’s essential that the affected businesses are doing their utmost to pursue technology that supports future developments. Much of the discussion surrounding Australia’s mining industry concerns efficiency, and there are […] ... Read More

How Can Solar Power Systems Impact Sustainability Programs?

The growing desire for renewable energy systems is impacting a number of sectors throughout Australia and the rest of the world. From residential homeowners and small businesses to large corporations and government departments, there is considerable demand for these technologies and more sustainable business practices in general. A report from Ernst & Young (EY) revealed that sustainability […] ... Read More

Businesses Left Behind Without Solar

The recent announcement of the national Renewable Energy Target appears to have lit a fire under project managers throughout the country, with solar power systems beginning to dominate the energy market. According to the country’s Clean Energy Regulator there are already almost 2.4 million small-scale renewable energy installations spread across Australia – more than half of […] ... Read More

How Are Universities Improving Their Sustainability?

Generally, the larger an institution is and the more people it services, the greater the potential for sustainable design practices to make an impact. Australia’s universities are the perfect platform for renewable energy services, especially as they’re the places responsible for educating the next generation of the country’s workforce. According to the Australian Education Network, there are […] ... Read More

Market for Energy Storage Systems Set for Growth

The market for commercial and residential renewable energy technologies has now expanded far beyond solar installations. Now, advanced systems can augment these technologies by increasing their functionality and enhancing the positive impact they have on targeted environmental initiatives. Energy storage systems is one of the products having the most notable effect. These greatly alter the way solar panels disperse their energy throughout […] ... Read More

Big Solar Defines Renewable Energy in Australia

Solar installations are impacting cities of all sizes across Australia and the rest of the world. Their flexibility will shape the future of renewable energy throughout the country. From small, residential solar arrays to projects large enough to supply power to whole cities, the future will be powered by the sun’s rays. MPower’s engineers are at the […] ... Read More

Can a Residential Development Exist Off the Grid?

The way Australians use electricity is changing. Renewable energy projects are likely to shape a range of different developments around the country, which may reduce homeowners’ dependence on the grid. Project managers have multiple resources at their disposal to construct sustainable housing developments. Solar power systems allow buildings to generate clean energy, while grid stability systems ensure this electricity […] ... Read More

Energy Storage Set to Define Renewable Future

The world’s solar use is rapidly evolving. While it was previously limited to installations that utlised the sun’s energy to power devices immediately, the future lies in storing this output for selective needs. There are a number of benefits to this method, with battery storage products allowing solar energy to be used either as backup generators […] ... Read More

Do Australians Support Renewable Energy?

The environmental benefits of renewable energy projects have been discussed for many years now, and most Australians will be aware of the increasing number of solar installations cropping up across the country. With these facts in mind, do Australians actually like the idea of a future powered by the sun rather than the conventional fuels they’ve grown […] ... Read More

Energy Storage Systems Integral to Solar Power’s Effectiveness

Utilities, environmental scientists and other professionals have long discussed the benefits of renewable energy installations such as solar panels. However, there are ways to further increase the effectiveness of photovoltaic technology. Solar panels can be augmented by a range of other renewable energy solutions that make the products both more usable and more efficient. For […] ... Read More

Top 4 Industry-Leading Solar Projects

While much of the talk of renewable energy installations centres around their positive effects on the environment, there are some projects that are impressing in a whole different way. Whether it’s due to their sheer size, challenging locations or inventiveness, there are examples from around the world that are proving solar power’s ability to succeed […] ... Read More

Solar Power Systems Prove Effective in Remote Mining Operation

As the states around Australia align to focus on renewable energy targets, it’s up to the country’s largest industries to ensure technology investment supports these goals. In particular, mining is poised to reap the greatest benefits from solar power systems, while also being in a position to significantly reduce national greenhouse gas emissions levels. According to […] ... Read More

How Will Battery Storage Grow in the Future?

Solar power has already proven itself as the renewable generation method of choice throughout Australia, finding a number of uses throughout commercial and residential applications. Now, it’s time for the supporting technology to take the next step. Battery storage is set to give solar power even greater value to homes and businesses. At their core, these devices […] ... Read More

How Can Technology Influence Planning for Energy Storage Systems?

Renewable energy is set to define the future of Australia’a power industry, adding a whole different dimension to the planning required for electricity projects. The range of variables associated with implementing a solar project successfully can present challenges to engineers in charge of such initiatives. In some cases, the solution lies in technology, with energy storage systems […] ... Read More

Global Photovoltaic Installations Rising Further

As businesses and home owners around the world look for new ways to reduce their electrical costs, the popularity of solar photovoltaics (PV) has grown considerably. In coming years, these systems are predicted to grow further still, as more individuals make this shift to alternative electrical sources. That’s according to recently released figures from IHS, […] ... Read More

3.55 Gigawatts of Energy Storage Planned Globally

Energy storage technology has grown in popularity across the world, as governments and companies invest in these systems in order to diversify their electrical services. According to the US Department of Energy, this technology has recorded a substantial increase in recent years, with 3.55 gigawatts currently being installed globally. This reflects 599 different projects with each aiming to […] ... Read More

Australia Continues to Lead in Solar PV Installations

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are seeing continued expansion, with grid-scale, commercial and residential rooftop installations all playing a part in the overall growth of this important energy sector. While this is changing the solar sector, this expansion is not taking place equally, with different countries around the world seeing the solar PV market grow in unique […] ... Read More

Battery Systems set for Growth in Australia

Many governments and organisations around the world are setting ambitious goals for reducing emissions within the electrical grid, with Australia no different in pursuing that goal. In fact, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has been among the most recent to make that commitment, setting an ambitious energy goal to rely on renewables for 90 per […] ... Read More

MPower to Build $14 Million Solar Power Station

Media Release – Monday 20 July, 2015 For Immediate Release Today, MPower announced a $14 million contract to build a solar power station in Samoa. This is the largest solar project that MPower has undertaken and comes hard on the heels of other substantial renewable energy projects that MPower has secured over the last twelve […] ... Read More

Grid Flexibility the Future for Electrical Networks

The existing electrical grid model – of centralised power generation feeding into a network of homes and businesses – is set to be slowly replaced. In the future, grids are likely to become smarter, more flexible and contain multiple points of generation, storage and consumption, across a network of interconnected systems. This is the finding […] ... Read More

Decentralised Generation Expected to See Further Growth

Centralised power production is continuing to be challenged by new energy strategies that are creating alternative solutions to power generation. Whether this involves the implementation of remote energy projects or complementing existing grid connections with on-site capacity, these systems have seen significant growth. Just one example that Australia has seen, is the recently announced University of […] ... Read More

New Plans to Take Whole Housing Developments Off the Grid

Battery storage technology is now a major growth area, with many organisations considering the possibility of using solar photovoltaic systems coupled with battery storage as an alternative to grid electricity. The impact of this has already been seen, with organisations like the University of Queensland investing in a solar plus battery storage system in order […] ... Read More

Commercial Solar a Growing Area in Australia

While residential installations of solar panels have held steady, the commercial sector is seeing increasing levels of investment in large-scale solar power generation to offset mains electricity use. There are a number of trends underlying the development of new solar capacity in the country. As well as the overall cost of these systems decreasing, larger […] ... Read More

MPower’s Solution for Power Utility’s Peak Demand Challenges Now Enters New Phase

Media Release – Monday 10 November, 2014 For Immediate Release Leading power solutions provider, MPower is now in the second phase of a project working with AusNet Services to trial residential energy storage technology designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned by MPower in late 2013. The energy storage technology has now been on trial for almost […] ... Read More

MPower Wins Landmark Energy Storage Project

Media Release – Friday 19 December, 2014 For Immediate Release In an Australian first, leading power solutions provider, MPower, has won an EPC contract to deliver a utility scale energy storage facility. The facility, to be installed in Queensland, is significant because it represents Australia’s largest energy storage project to be operated alongside a solar […] ... Read More

A Cleaner Vision; MPower Supports Clean Energy Week 2013

Media Release – Wednesday 31 July, 2013 For Immediate Release MPower, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tag Pacific Limited is proactive in developing products and solutions that strengthen the clean energy industry and has supported this stance by sponsoring and exhibiting at Clean Energy Week 2013. Clean Energy Week is Australia’s biggest event for the […] ... Read More

MPower – Changing the Future of Power Distribution

Media Release – Thursday 5 September, 2013 For Immediate Release MPower, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tag Pacific Limited and leading power systems provider has secured a contract with SP AusNet to provide turnkey energy storage systems for their Residential Storage Trial Project. The technology developed by MPower has the potential to significantly improve how […] ... Read More

Cloud tracking the key to effective solar power

As the amount of electricity generated by solar power increases across Australia, it is becoming increasingly important for businesses with large arrays of solar panels to understand how cloud cover is affecting their generation. In fact, research from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) found that cloud cover is one of the biggest […] ... Read More

Remote communities benefiting from solar/diesel hybrids

Among the main challenges that communities face in Australia is around access to electricity, especially in the more remote parts of the country. Often, it is uneconomical to supply these communities with mains power from the national grid, leaving them dependent on energy sources like diesel generators that have been brought in to meet their […] ... Read More

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