44 Results for tag Photovoltaic

Incorporating Renewables Into Wider System

How efficient are renewable energy sources? A recent United Nations (UN) report seeks to shed some light on the benefits of Australian companies incorporating solar power and other clean energy sources into their systems. The intention to move to these systems is highlighted by the funding of new technology, designed to enhance the ability to utilise stored […] ... 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

Significant Milestone for Large-Scale Solar in Australia

Australia is well and truly ready for big solar, with two key plants recently receiving recognition for their contribution to renewable energy in the country.  Large scale solar power systems are becoming more prevalent, with mining projects and even universities reaping the benefits of utilising stored solar energy. In order to celebrate the role that solar has […] ... 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

How Can Hospitals Make Use of Renewable Energy Installations?

Hospitals are an essential part of Australian infrastructure, and provide the perfect platform to advertise the benefits of renewable energy installations to the rest of the healthcare industry and other sectors alike.  From solar panels to energy storage systems, the country’s hospitals and other medical facilities can benefit greatly from projects that include this technology. […] ... 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

Is Trigeneration and Cogeneration Growing in Australia?

Commercial property developers typically find ways to reduce expenses tenants may have to incur on a monthly basis. Utility costs are one area which real estate investors assess carefully when placing financial support behind a new facility. More than a few decision-makers have implemented cogeneration or trigeneration to address these costs. Have Australian property investors […] ... 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

Rooftop Solar the key to Renewable Energy Development

Australia’s growing population is creating a need for further accommodation, sparking investment in residential development. However, the country’s project managers will have to deal with significant challenges in order to ensure these developments are sustainable. One of the easiest – and now the cheapest – methods of achieving this with renewable energy involves rooftop solar panels. […] ... 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

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

Research Reveals Solar as Cheap Form of Renewable Energy

Businesses around Australia have plenty of opportunities to integrate renewable energy installations such as solar farms and other facilities into their operations. With new research revealing these are not only environmentally friendly options, but also cost-effective ones, the number of projects that benefit from these solutions is set to grow. Along with the reported price […] ... 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

Successful Commissioning of West Kimberley Solar Farm

The Aboriginal community of Yungngora in the West Kimberley is now powered partly by solar. Solar panels delivering 200 kilowatts of power and a short term energy storage system have been installed by Horizon Power at the community, formerly known as Noonkanbah station. The solar farm was commissioned two weeks ago and has been running […] ... 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

Solar Energy Systems Market to Rise Through to 2020

With global pressure to focus on renewable energy initiatives, electricity providers are embracing clean energy options. Although there are plenty of options for these organisations to reduce their carbon footprint, there’s one option they are choosing again and again: solar photovoltaic (PV). Recent price drops combined with their near-universal appeal means that solar installations are quickly […] ... 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

Renewable Investment Hits Record Levels

The tide is rapidly turning in favour of renewable energy, with news emerging that 2014 set new standards when it came to investments in this area. Not only is the level of investment growing, the positive effect renewable generation methods have on the environment is as well. According to renewable energy advisor REN 21, last year was […] ... Read More

Solar Becomes an Attractive Alternative for Utilities

The demand for solar generation around the world is increasing rapidly, driven in part by the growth in new systems and deployments. For utilities, this is also leading to greater investment in grid-scale and rooftop applications that are now at a comparative cost to conventional fuel sources. This process has been seen most recently in […] ... 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

Commercial Solar Hits 25 Per Cent of New Installations

Australia is well-known for the popularity of rooftop solar power among home owners, with this sector seeing considerable growth over the last few years. However, commercial installations are also seeing continued investment, as businesses look for new ways to save money on their everyday expenses. In fact, 25 per cent of new solar rooftop installations […] ... Read More

Renewable Energy Reaches a “Pinch Point”

Growing renewable installations around the world is continuing to change global energy markets, as a range of different factors modify the way grids are operating. As a result, these new energy sources, particularly solar, are now mainstream in the global economy. That’s the finding from recent research, conducted by HSBC and published in an exclusive with […] ... Read More

New Standards for the Development of Solar Panels

One of the most important factors in the development of solar panels is the quality of the finished product and ensuring these products are sturdy enough to support large-scale projects. In laboratory conditions, solar panels have continued to become more efficient. Late last year, a team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE […] ... Read More

New Funding for Innovative Renewable Projects in Australia

Australia’s energy production is continuing its shift towards multiple sources of generation, including both conventional fuels and renewable sources. As a result, many companies and public organisations have continued to invest in innovative solutions that can further add to the future composition of the country’s electrical needs. Further developments are also likely in this space, […] ... Read More

70 Per Cent Renewables Possible Over Coming Years

Many countries around the world have already committed to a radical increase in the amount of power drawn from renewable sources, while many organisations are also investing in these services. This development has already been seen in Australia, with organisations like the University of Queensland investing in new solar capacity, coupled with battery storage, that can […] ... Read More

Renewables Expected to Quadruple by 2040

Renewable energy is seeing continued investment around the world, thanks to the considerable growth in this sector and the rapid decrease in manufacturing cost. This was recently observed by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which has released predictions for what the world’s energy sector will look like in 2040, along with the changes that will occur in […] ... Read More

Commercial Solar Installations Increasingly Popular Across Australia

Demand for solar power has grown across Australia, but the scope of the industry is now changing. While the high growth in solar photovoltaic systems over the last few years has been down to the growth of domestic rooftop installations, many companies and large organisations are now investing in commercial-scale solar. This shift is also […] ... 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

Solar Power Comes to the Pacific

The Pacific Islands face a variety of energy challenges – not least of all the high costs that come from relying on traditional fuels like diesel. While this might seem like a significant barrier to development, countries in the Pacific are working in partnership with international organisations to embrace solar power. This shift was recently […] ... Read More

Solar Power to be the Cheapest Energy Source in the Future

The costs of generating renewable energy is decreasing rapidly, making these systems more affordable. While parity with grid generation is still some years off, current trends suggest that solar will soon be the cheapest form of energy available. That’s the finding from recent research by the German research firm Agora Energiewende, which has forecast the future […] ... Read More

Innovation Leader, MPower Successfully Patents Power Design for Renewable Energy Applications

Media Release – 10 February, 2014 For Immediate Release Australia’s leading integrated power solutions provider, MPower is pleased to announce that it has been granted an innovation patent for its Grid Stability Control System and Method (GSS), awarded by the Commonwealth of Australia Patents Office. This revolutionary technology makes possible the seamless integration of different […] ... Read More

MPower Renewables Partner, Selectronic Australia Celebrates 50 Years of Manufacturing in Australia

Media Release – Thursday 27 November, 2014 For Immediate Release Today, leading power solutions provider, MPower congratulates power partner Selectronic Australia, a leading innovator in renewable electronics in celebrating 50 years of manufacturing in Australia. Selectronic Australia emerged as a renewable technology provider in the early 80s, producing the first power conversion product; a 360 […] ... Read More

Outback Power Radian Inverter Approved for Network Connection

Media Release – 22 July, 2013 For Immediate Release MPower, a leading Australian solar products distributor is proud to announce the release of a new solar inverter that will revolutionise the residential and commercial solar power sector in Australia. The Outback Power Radian Inverter is the latest in a highly successful product range from US […] ... Read More

MPower’s Innovation Recognised at the 2013 Engineering Awards

Media Release – Wednesday 28 August, 2013 For Immediate Release MPower, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tag Pacific Limited and leading power systems provider congratulates Power and Water Corporation on winning the Research, Development and Innovation Award for the TKLN Renewable Energy Project. The award was won at this year’s Northern Division Engineering Excellence Awards […] ... Read More

MPower Cleans up at the Inaugural Renewable Energy Technology Challenge

Media Release – Tuesday 3 September, 2013 For Immediate Release Australia and New Zealand’s leading power solutions provider, MPower has won first prize in the Renewable Energy Technology Challenge hosted by the Government of Western Australia, Department of Commerce and energy provider Horizon Power. The challenge called for innovative solutions that would enable greater renewable […] ... Read More

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