Watt-ever floats your boat: solar on water
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.
A salty solution to solar after dark
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.
Eighteen04: Clean-tech start-up kick-starts start-ups
We’re hosting Eighteen04, a start-up organisation that fosters other clean technology start-ups, at our Energy Centre in Newcastle
Solar efficiency goes through the roof with UNSW world-first
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.
Solar PV for your home: testing what’s Watt
We're the sunniest continent on Earth, so it's no surprise that the solar market here is hot. We’re testing 15 PV panels from leading brands over a year to provide assurance on the reliability and performance of their products.
Energy on demand (batteries included)
We've been developing energy solutions for decades, including the UltraBattery — featured in Honda's Odyssey. Our quest for energy alternatives and better batteries continues with our latest, Renewable Energy Integration, facility.
Infinity has swung, but the conversation will go on
Over an eleven-day period in Sydney and Melbourne nearly 10,000 people spent 580 hours generating electricity on our Infinity swing - now it's time to continue the conversation about creating affordable and sustainable energy.
Wind, solar, coal and gas to reach similar costs by 2030: report
By 2030 renewable energy sources such as solar and wind will cost a similar amount to fossils fuels such as coal and gas, thanks to falling technology costs, according to new forecasts.
Hot topics: just what is supercritical steam?
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.
Harvesting sunlight to make valuable green products
Solar offers clean, renewable energy, but not just for powering our residential homes. Sunlight could be harvested to make more eco-friendly products.
Top five energy (and money) savers that won’t impact your lifestyle
From better ways to shower, to channelling your inner Nana, we look at five ways you can reduce your energy consumption without sacrificing comfort.