25 Results for tag Solar Panels

Significant Milestone for Large-Scale Solar in Australia

Australia is well and truly ready for big solar, with two key plants recently receiving recognition for their contribution to renewable energy in the country.  Large scale solar power systems are becoming more prevalent, with mining projects and even universities reaping the benefits of utilising stored solar energy. In order to celebrate the role that solar has […] ... Read More

How to Assess a Location for Renewable Energy Installations

The demand for renewable energy solutions around Australia has stretched beyond just solar power systems, with a range of different installations all contributing to create more sustainable developments.  However, not all options will be suitable for every type of structure, meaning project managers and engineers would do well to consult renewable energy experts to ensure […] ... Read More

How Can Hospitals Make Use of Renewable Energy Installations?

Hospitals are an essential part of Australian infrastructure, and provide the perfect platform to advertise the benefits of renewable energy installations to the rest of the healthcare industry and other sectors alike.  From solar panels to energy storage systems, the country’s hospitals and other medical facilities can benefit greatly from projects that include this technology. […] ... Read More

How can Mining Benefit From Renewable Energy?

While non-renewable energy remains a key part of mining processes, the industry is starting to see the benefits of generating and storing it. With solar power re-defining energy across the country, it’s no wonder the mining sector is also turning to renewable power. This is highlighted by a recent mining project which has been heralded as Australia’s […] ... Read More

Can Sports Stadiums Benefit from Renewable Energy Investment?

Australia has a proud sporting heritage, and is home to some of the most famous stadiums in the Southern Hemisphere. After all, it’s hard to imagine an Australian summer without a game of cricket being played at the MCG. As hosts to some of the country’s most important sports matches, high-profile concerts and other large […] ... Read More

How Will New Residential Developments Use Renewable Energy Solutions?

Australian businesses are not the only parties striving to make the most out of renewable energy solutions. As the rate of residential construction increases, project managers tasked with creating large-scale housing developments are in the perfect position to lay the foundation for Australia’s solar future. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported nearly $15 billion worth of residential […] ... Read More

Population Growth Demands Commitment to Renewable Energy

It’s no secret the earth’s population is on the rise, creating an added challenge for the planet’s already strained non-renewable energy resources. Australia isn’t immune to these trends either, with an ageing population expected to greatly add to the number of Australians calling the country home in the coming decades. According to the Australian Bureau […] ... Read More

Research Reveals Solar as Cheap Form of Renewable Energy

Businesses around Australia have plenty of opportunities to integrate renewable energy installations such as solar farms and other facilities into their operations. With new research revealing these are not only environmentally friendly options, but also cost-effective ones, the number of projects that benefit from these solutions is set to grow. Along with the reported price […] ... Read More

Market for Energy Storage Systems Set for Growth

The market for commercial and residential renewable energy technologies has now expanded far beyond solar installations. Now, advanced systems can augment these technologies by increasing their functionality and enhancing the positive impact they have on targeted environmental initiatives. Energy storage systems is one of the products having the most notable effect. These greatly alter the way solar panels disperse their energy throughout […] ... Read More

Big Solar Defines Renewable Energy in Australia

Solar installations are impacting cities of all sizes across Australia and the rest of the world. Their flexibility will shape the future of renewable energy throughout the country. From small, residential solar arrays to projects large enough to supply power to whole cities, the future will be powered by the sun’s rays. MPower’s engineers are at the […] ... Read More

Energy Storage Set to Define Renewable Future

The world’s solar use is rapidly evolving. While it was previously limited to installations that utlised the sun’s energy to power devices immediately, the future lies in storing this output for selective needs. There are a number of benefits to this method, with battery storage products allowing solar energy to be used either as backup generators […] ... Read More

Do Australians Support Renewable Energy?

The environmental benefits of renewable energy projects have been discussed for many years now, and most Australians will be aware of the increasing number of solar installations cropping up across the country. With these facts in mind, do Australians actually like the idea of a future powered by the sun rather than the conventional fuels they’ve grown […] ... Read More

Solar Energy Systems Market to Rise Through to 2020

With global pressure to focus on renewable energy initiatives, electricity providers are embracing clean energy options. Although there are plenty of options for these organisations to reduce their carbon footprint, there’s one option they are choosing again and again: solar photovoltaic (PV). Recent price drops combined with their near-universal appeal means that solar installations are quickly […] ... Read More

Energy Storage Systems Integral to Solar Power’s Effectiveness

Utilities, environmental scientists and other professionals have long discussed the benefits of renewable energy installations such as solar panels. However, there are ways to further increase the effectiveness of photovoltaic technology. Solar panels can be augmented by a range of other renewable energy solutions that make the products both more usable and more efficient. For […] ... Read More

MPower Launches Remarkable Microinverter Range

Media Release – Friday 30 October 2015 For Immediate Release MPower is proud to announce that it has selected APsystems as its microinverter partner within the Australian market. Today’s challenging residential and commercial solar applications demand innovation and power, and APsystems microinverters deliver. APsystems is pushing the market forward with constant, intensive research and development […] ... Read More

Top 4 Industry-Leading Solar Projects

While much of the talk of renewable energy installations centres around their positive effects on the environment, there are some projects that are impressing in a whole different way. Whether it’s due to their sheer size, challenging locations or inventiveness, there are examples from around the world that are proving solar power’s ability to succeed […] ... Read More

Solar Power Systems Prove Effective in Remote Mining Operation

As the states around Australia align to focus on renewable energy targets, it’s up to the country’s largest industries to ensure technology investment supports these goals. In particular, mining is poised to reap the greatest benefits from solar power systems, while also being in a position to significantly reduce national greenhouse gas emissions levels. According to […] ... Read More

Renewable Investment Hits Record Levels

The tide is rapidly turning in favour of renewable energy, with news emerging that 2014 set new standards when it came to investments in this area. Not only is the level of investment growing, the positive effect renewable generation methods have on the environment is as well. According to renewable energy advisor REN 21, last year was […] ... Read More

How Can Technology Influence Planning for Energy Storage Systems?

Renewable energy is set to define the future of Australia’a power industry, adding a whole different dimension to the planning required for electricity projects. The range of variables associated with implementing a solar project successfully can present challenges to engineers in charge of such initiatives. In some cases, the solution lies in technology, with energy storage systems […] ... Read More

Global Green Energy Investment Grows Rapidly

The global investment in new energy technology has continued to grow, thanks to an increasing number of projects around the world. As solar and other renewable energy installations increase in number, these sources now account for a substantial amount of new generation capacity. That’s the finding from the most recent study by the United Nations Environment […] ... Read More

Solar Power Costs Predicted to Keep Falling

As solar photovoltaic PV installations have continued to grow in popularity, their corresponding cost has also decreased substantially. Over the last few years, the cost of providing solar power has also dropped dramatically as production ramps up. This was underscored most recently by a report from the Australian Climate Council into how the industry is […] ... Read More

3.55 Gigawatts of Energy Storage Planned Globally

Energy storage technology has grown in popularity across the world, as governments and companies invest in these systems in order to diversify their electrical services. According to the US Department of Energy, this technology has recorded a substantial increase in recent years, with 3.55 gigawatts currently being installed globally. This reflects 599 different projects with each aiming to […] ... Read More

Australia Continues to Lead in Solar PV Installations

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are seeing continued expansion, with grid-scale, commercial and residential rooftop installations all playing a part in the overall growth of this important energy sector. While this is changing the solar sector, this expansion is not taking place equally, with different countries around the world seeing the solar PV market grow in unique […] ... Read More

Australia has the Potential for Widespread Renewable Adoption: ANU

The growth of renewables and other innovative power solutions is being driven by a number of different motivations. These range from the investment homeowners and businesses make to cut costs to the desire to limit the country’s carbon emissions. Driven by these different motivations, the country has the potential to substantially increase the amount of […] ... Read More

New Standards for the Development of Solar Panels

One of the most important factors in the development of solar panels is the quality of the finished product and ensuring these products are sturdy enough to support large-scale projects. In laboratory conditions, solar panels have continued to become more efficient. Late last year, a team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE […] ... Read More

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