Renewable Energy

With more than 140 research projects and 90 PhD students nationwide, the CRCLCL has produced an evidence base to help government and industry meet their carbon reduction and energy efficiency targets.

Coal-fired power generation continues to be the single largest emitter, accounting for 30% of all energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.

A further $950,000 in University funding has been allocated to develop the initiatives within Flinders’ new Sustainability Plan.

Insurer FM Global advocates for wind resilience testing to be introduced under national regulations.

During charging, compressed air is pumped into the underground chamber, displacing water from the cavern up to a reservoir at the surface.

Australia added more stored power capacity - 246 megawatts - than any other nation worldwide in 2017.

The plan includes the establishment of a National Hydrogen Innovation Hub in Gladstone, Queensland with an initial investment of $3 million.

Pacific Hydro has installed 25 of the 39 turbines at its new wind farm.

South Australia leads the nation in the uptake of wind energy and rooftop solar with renewable sources accounting for more than 50 per cent of the electricity generated in the state.

More than 725MW of total new solar capacity was also registered in September, the largest volume of new solar recorded for a single month.

Hot water supply accounts for up to 30 per cent of an Australian household’s energy use.

Customers participating in the trial will experience the functionality of the Solar Analytics dashboard including advanced performance analysis and notifications, fault alerts, battery storage calculation and solar savings analysis.

A $20,000 grant funded the test with results likely to be released later this month.

An industry roadmap known as the PUSCH project was also unveiled at the event.

Grid integration and hydrogen projects have been earmarked as standout sessions while energy trading using blockchain and government-funded initiatives will also feature at the two-day event.