Nearly 1 In 3 Homes In Australia Covered In Solar Panels

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2023 01:42:56 +0000

Australia has been a global leader in rooftop solar PV penetration for a decade or so — the leader. According to data from SunWiz, which tracks this market, nearly one out of every three Australian homes now has solar panels on top. Furthermore, rooftop solar power is about to become #1 in the country in […]

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Energy Security Amid Heightened Global Tensions

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 20:31:35 +0000

One Earth climate model renewable energy planWith a war continuing in Europe and an enemy that targets energy infrastructure, it is right to ask questions about energy security. However, it appears odd that reporters would highlight offshore wind farms as a vulnerability. At the recent launch of consultation about the 8 GW offshore wind farms planned for the Newcastle (NSW, Australia) […]

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Australia’s Largest Electric Bus Depot Is Fully Commissioned & Operational

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2022 20:00:03 +0000

The electric bus sector is growing nicely in many parts of the world. We hear news of transit companies adding new electric buses to their fleets more often now. A lot of these exciting developments are covered here on CleanTechnica. Integrating large fleets of electric buses involves quite a bit of work on the infrastructure […]

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Field Testing Printed Solar Panels

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 01:51:31 +0000

Printed Solar PanelsWhat is the best way to field test printed solar panels? After 20 years in development in the lab at the University of Newcastle, it was decided to invite Stuart McBain to drive 18,000 km around the coast of Australia for 3 months and really put them to the test. Stuart was the obvious choice […]

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EVs in Australia — State of the States

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2022 16:28:09 +0000

Year to date, 2022 has seen a 65% increase in electric vehicle sales in Australia. So, with 3 months to go and ships already arriving, will we see the fulfillment of Robyn Denholm’s prophecy that Tesla would double the number of its cars on the road by the end of the year? It looks likely. […]

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You Can Now Buy Haystacks Solar Garden Plots!

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:07:07 +0000

Solar GardenAustralia has a global reputation of having the highest rate of domestic rooftop solar installation. However, more than 30% of Australians cannot install solar on their roofs! The Solar Garden is a solution for those who find themselves locked out of solar. Kristy, previously a team member of Solar Citizens, now leads the Community Power […]

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The World’s Fastest Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 14:55:13 +0000

The shape of the longest railroad bridge in South Korea has inspired University of New South Wales engineers to design a new high-speed motor. The prototype interior permanent magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM) has achieved speeds of 100,000 RPM, making it the world’s fastest interior permanent magnet synchronous motor. IPMSM motors are used in the traction […]

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New South Wales Helps Strata Title Buildings Get EV Ready

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 17:52:25 +0000

Strat Title Buildings Getting EV ReadyAs part of policies to help New South Wales reduce emissions, the state government is providing tools to help strata title buildings get EV ready. These tools include a simple 5 step program to help body corporates in their decision making processes. Note that a motion to install EV chargers can pass if less than […]

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Elon Musk Donates Starlink Kits to New South Wales

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2022 18:48:10 +0000

Just has had previously done in past crises (like Ukraine), Elon Musk has responded to pleas for help from flooded areas of New South Wales and donated Starlink resources to isolated communities. Australian surfing legend Mick Fanning put out the call for help on Twitter: “@elonmusk We need help with the flood disaster in NSW, […]

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“Woke Billionaire Capitalists” in Cleantech (Cowboys?)

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2022 04:51:42 +0000

That is what the right-wing, Murdoch press is calling the board of Origin Energy after they decided to close the Eraring coal generator in New South Wales (NSW) early. Mike Cannon-Brookes’ surprising bid for Australia’s worse emitter (AGL) intensified their fear. Looks like he is another woke billionaire capitalist. One wonders how long the campaign […]

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