62 Results for tag Solar

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

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

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

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

Population Growth Demands Commitment to Renewable Energy

It’s no secret the earth’s population is on the rise, creating an added challenge for the planet’s already strained non-renewable energy resources. Australia isn’t immune to these trends either, with an ageing population expected to greatly add to the number of Australians calling the country home in the coming decades. According to the Australian Bureau […] ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Global Green Energy Investment Grows Rapidly

The global investment in new energy technology has continued to grow, thanks to an increasing number of projects around the world. As solar and other renewable energy installations increase in number, these sources now account for a substantial amount of new generation capacity. That’s the finding from the most recent study by the United Nations Environment […] ... Read More

Solar Power Costs Predicted to Keep Falling

As solar photovoltaic PV installations have continued to grow in popularity, their corresponding cost has also decreased substantially. Over the last few years, the cost of providing solar power has also dropped dramatically as production ramps up. This was underscored most recently by a report from the Australian Climate Council into how the industry is […] ... Read More

Further Investment in Renewables for the Pacific

The Pacific Islands are continuing to see major investments into renewable energy capacity, thanks to a growing number of projects, especially in the solar sector. With many of these projects funded in partnership with external aid organisations, there is a concerted effort to reduce the region’s reliance on fossil fuels. This year, four major projects […] ... 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

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

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

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

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

Widespread Off-Grid Generation Expected to be Commonplace by 2020

The potential for off-grid renewable generation is set to continue growing in the coming years, as the technology to enable these changes becomes more widespread. In remote areas like outback and regional Australia, these generation solutions have the potential to provide a unique energy alternative for organisations. Recent research, conducted by the Alternative Energy Association, has […] ... Read More

Solar Tracking Sees Increasing Investment

As solar power has grown, both at the grid scale and through rooftop installations, many organisations are now investing in systems that can track solar output over time. There are a number of reasons for the dramatic growth in these installations. At a local level, remote solar installations require innovative cloud tracking software and solar-tracking […] ... 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

New Opportunities for Renewable Generation Across Australia

Australia’s renewable energy sector has continued to grow, adding new solar installations from grid-scale to residential rooftop systems. While these developments have become increasingly important for individuals, one issue has continued to affect the uptake of solar power – the question of what to do with excess generation. Among the current solutions is the use […] ... 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

Tuvalu Aims to be Completely Renewable

The Pacific Islands are investing heavily in renewable energy as a new power supply, with this option representing an ideal solution for remote communities that are struggling to access existing electrical infrastructure. There are a number of reasons for this shift. One of the biggest is that countries in the region currently rely on expensive […] ... 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

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

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 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 Reveals a New Look Website and Online Store

Media Release – 2 September, 2014 For Immediate Release Australia’s leading integrated power solutions and product provider, MPower, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, showcasing the company’s full spectrum of capabilities and power products. The MPower website, http://www.mpower.com.au showcases the company’s capabilities and experience as a leading power solutions provider. MPower’s […] ... 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

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 Joins Enphase Energy as an Australasian Distributor

Media Release – Thursday 12 September, 2013 For Immediate Release MPower, Australia and New Zealand’s leading power solutions provider is pleased to announce a working partnership with Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH) of Petaluma, California, to distribute their product range. With a view to distribute the Enphase System across the Australasian market, Enphase Energy has chosen […] ... 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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