Renewable energy

New stable grid-size battery to be developed in South Australia

New stable grid-size battery to be developed in South Australia

From Cosmos (15/5/25)… New stable grid-size battery to be developed in South Australia An Adelaide research team has received funding to develop next-generation grid-size batteries. The team is looking at an “all temperature aqueous zinc ion” approach, which they say will be safer and will…

Small reactors don’t add up as a viable energy source

Small reactors don’t add up as a viable energy source

From Cosmos (5/5/24)… Small reactors don’t add up as a viable energy source The nuclear industry has been offering so-called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) as an alternative to large reactors as a possible solution to climate change. SMRs are defined as nuclear reactors with a power output…

No threat to farm land: just 1,200 square kilometres can fulfil Australia’s solar and wind energy needs

No threat to farm land: just 1,200 square kilometres can fulfil Australia’s solar and wind energy needs

From The Conversation (29/4/24)… No threat to farm land: just 1,200 square kilometres can fulfil Australia’s solar and wind energy needs As Australia’s rapid renewable energy rollout continues, so too does debate over land use. Nationals Leader David Littleproud, for example, claimed regional areas had reached…

Alan Kohler: Australia’s future rests on net-zero promises and a global carbon price

Alan Kohler: Australia’s future rests on net-zero promises and a global carbon price

From The New Daily (28/4/24)…   Alan Kohler: Australia’s future rests on net-zero promises and a global carbon price Last week I poured cold H2O on the prospects of hydrogen becoming a good business because it costs $7 to 10 per kilogram to make and…

Battery boom: More Australians get storage after power prices rise

Battery boom: More Australians get storage after power prices rise

From The New Daily (9/4/24)…   Battery boom: More Australians get storage after power prices rise An increasing number of Australians are investing in household batteries, according to data that points towards a boom across the industry as the technology becomes cheaper. Figures published on…

Iron flow battery promises to take charge

Iron flow battery promises to take charge

From Cosmos (27/3/24)…   Iron flow battery promises to take charge A battery which is safe, economical and water-based, has been designed to be used for large-scale energy storage. It promises to be able to support intermittent green energy sources like wind and solar into…

Australia can achieve net-zero emissions through renewables by 2035: Report

Australia can achieve net-zero emissions through renewables by 2035: Report

From The New Daily (27/3/24)…   Australia can achieve net-zero emissions through renewables by 2035: Report Australia could be generating 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a report that details the roadmap to achieving net zero. The Climate…

Dugald River Solar Farm begins powering outback Queensland mining…

Dugald River Solar Farm begins powering outback Queensland mining…

From ABC News (21/3/24)…   Dugald River Solar Farm begins powering outback Queensland mining amid growing demand for green energy The country’s largest remote solar farm has officially launched in outback Queensland to power one of the richest mining regions in the world. The 88-megawatt…

Promise of perovskite as Australian lab hits record PV efficiency

Promise of perovskite as Australian lab hits record PV efficiency

From Cosmos (13/3/24)…   Promise of perovskite as Australian lab hits record PV efficiency Australian renewable energy researchers have set a new efficiency record for roll-to-roll perovskite solar cells, an emerging type of solar array that promises lighter and more portable PV technology than conventional…

The air is blowing hard and hot in the offshore wind debate

The air is blowing hard and hot in the offshore wind debate

From The New Daily (27/2/24)… The air is blowing hard and hot in the offshore wind debate The air is blowing hot with commentary from would-be born-again environmentalists like Donald Trump and Peter Dutton about the supposed (as distinct from apparent) risk to the environment…