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’re hosting Eighteen04, a start-up organisation that fosters other clean technology start-ups, at our Energy Centre in Newcastle
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.
A quick explainer piece on supercritical steam, what we’re doing with it, and why it’s so important to the future of energy generation in Australia.
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.
We’ve taken our solar thermal tech to a Mediterranean getaway, and built a field of 50 heliostats with the power to boil a kettle in less than five seconds.