They may look like bathroom mirrors and provide a great background for a selfie, but our solar thermal heliostat mirrors are hitting the world stage to help China meet its renewable energy targets.
Our world-class Energy Centre has a had a face lift – sporting new solar photovoltaic technology which will save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23 tonnes per annum.
All photovoltaic (PV) panels become slightly less efficient as their temperature rises, so cooling them can lead to better energy production, especially in warm climates. This is where the idea of building solar PV farms on or near water starts to look more attractive.
We’ve created a breakthrough solar cooling technology that will help large commercial spaces to achieve lower emissions.
When looking to store and use solar energy when it’s dark or cloudy, most people think of battery devices. But when it comes to powering cities we need to think much bigger – and saltier.
A world-first was achieved this week at the University of New South Wales who found a way to improve the light-gathering ability of solar cells.
One of our Solar Hackathon teams stayed up all night thinking about the sun … and then it dawned on them! This is just one of the many bright puns that went down at our recent Solar Hackathon at our Energy Centre in Newcastle. We invited cutting-edge software developers, designers and bright business minds
Learn a little more about solar thermal technology – and download and 3D print your own solar field!
Fresh from setting a solar powered supercritical steam world record, our team continue to see great demand for our heliostat technology. After setting up in Cyprus, we’re now taking our tech to the ‘land of the rising sun’, Japan.
But it’s not just our overseas partners who are benefiting from our solar expertise, this project is also making a difference to the local car industry.