Renewable Energy

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.

The solution, which students are field testing on campus, has been modified for fabrication and real-world implementation.

The sites have a combined capacity of up to 4800MW with the potential to create up to $5 billion worth of investment.

The research team is seeking an industry partner to further develop their desalination device.

There is more than 5,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy projects under construction in 2018.

There are now 15,000 jobs covering large-scale solar energy installations, rooftop solar and wind farms.

Prior to the introduction of Zen HQ and Zen Thermostat products, energy usage was controlled by building management systems which are suitable for large or industrial use buildings.

The systems come available in 20ft and 40ft configurations, with a maximum output of 2,175W and 4,350W delivered in minutes ready for connection to an inverter.

The Clean Energy Regulator predicts 2018 will see at least another 1000 megawatts of capacity added to Australian rooftops.