32 Results for tag Renewables

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Australia has the Potential for Widespread Renewable Adoption: ANU

The growth of renewables and other innovative power solutions is being driven by a number of different motivations. These range from the investment homeowners and businesses make to cut costs to the desire to limit the country’s carbon emissions. Driven by these different motivations, the country has the potential to substantially increase the amount of […] ... 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

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

Among the most important landmarks for the development of solar power is when these systems achieve grid parity – at which point the cost of solar power installations will be equal to the cost of drawing electricity from the grid. According to recently released predictions from Deutsche Bank, and published in Renew Economy solar power will […] ... Read More

MPower Solar Partner, Suntech Receives “Best in Class” Ranking by VDE Institute

Media Release – Wednesday 11 June, 2014 For Immediate Release MPower solar partner, Wuxi Suntech today announced its Wd and Ve photovoltaic modules have received the VDE Quality-Tested certification, demonstrating that the quality of Suntech modules exceed existing industry standards. Suntech is only the third brand globally to receive this quality ranking. “We are honoured […] ... 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

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

MPower, Sponsoring and Exhibiting at Clean Energy Week 2013

Media Release – Friday 28 June, 2013 For Immediate Release MPower, Australia and New Zealand’s leading integrated power solutions provider will sponsor and exhibit at this year’s Clean Energy Week event. Clean Energy Week is Australia’s biggest event for the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry, exhibiting from 24 – 26 July 2013 at the […] ... 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

Harnessing waste heat a major growth area for companies

As businesses look to operate in a more energy-efficient manner, many are turning to new tactics to capture power that would otherwise go to waste. This growth has led to an increasing investment in cogeneration and trigeneration systems, as businesses combine industrial processes to reduce waste and run their heating and cooling from a single […] ... 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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