The Urban Living Lab, a new collaboration with Celestino, will use the rigours of science to make the future of Australia’s cities more liveable, resilient, and sustainable.
Faced with the rise of renewable energy and limits on carbon pollution, we suggest what kind of future awaits the grid.
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.
Wind and solar may be currently leading the way in Australia’s renewable energy race, but there’s another contender lurking in the oceans.
What’s powering your home? Are you connected to the electricity grid? Do you have solar panels? A fuel cell? Perhaps a backyard wind turbine? It’s totally feasible to check all of these boxes: this is what’s called a ‘hybrid energy system’.
Evergen’s weather monitoring robot house ups your solar to save you dollars
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.
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.
We’re hosting Eighteen04, a start-up organisation that fosters other clean technology start-ups, at our Energy Centre in Newcastle