27 Results for tag Solar Photovoltaic

Analysing the Quest for Renewable Energy Storage Systems

Energy industry analysts have repeatedly stated that advanced energy storage systems are the key to encouraging adoption of renewable power sources. The US Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technology Programs started the Renewable Systems Interconnection studies, which sought to identify the obstacles towards widespread use of green energy. One of the studies’ conclusions was that […] ... Read More

Incorporating Renewables Into Wider System

How efficient are renewable energy sources? A recent United Nations (UN) report seeks to shed some light on the benefits of Australian companies incorporating solar power and other clean energy sources into their systems. The intention to move to these systems is highlighted by the funding of new technology, designed to enhance the ability to utilise stored […] ... Read More

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 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

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

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

Global Photovoltaic Installations Rising Further

As businesses and home owners around the world look for new ways to reduce their electrical costs, the popularity of solar photovoltaics (PV) has grown considerably. In coming years, these systems are predicted to grow further still, as more individuals make this shift to alternative electrical sources. That’s according to recently released figures from IHS, […] ... 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

Further Investment in Renewables for the Pacific

The Pacific Islands are continuing to see major investments into renewable energy capacity, thanks to a growing number of projects, especially in the solar sector. With many of these projects funded in partnership with external aid organisations, there is a concerted effort to reduce the region’s reliance on fossil fuels. This year, four major projects […] ... Read More

MPower to Build $14 Million Solar Power Station

Media Release – Monday 20 July, 2015 For Immediate Release Today, MPower announced a $14 million contract to build a solar power station in Samoa. This is the largest solar project that MPower has undertaken and comes hard on the heels of other substantial renewable energy projects that MPower has secured over the last twelve […] ... Read More

Widespread Off-Grid Generation Expected to be Commonplace by 2020

The potential for off-grid renewable generation is set to continue growing in the coming years, as the technology to enable these changes becomes more widespread. In remote areas like outback and regional Australia, these generation solutions have the potential to provide a unique energy alternative for organisations. Recent research, conducted by the Alternative Energy Association, has […] ... Read More

Solar Tracking Sees Increasing Investment

As solar power has grown, both at the grid scale and through rooftop installations, many organisations are now investing in systems that can track solar output over time. There are a number of reasons for the dramatic growth in these installations. At a local level, remote solar installations require innovative cloud tracking software and solar-tracking […] ... 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

70 Per Cent Renewables Possible Over Coming Years

Many countries around the world have already committed to a radical increase in the amount of power drawn from renewable sources, while many organisations are also investing in these services. This development has already been seen in Australia, with organisations like the University of Queensland investing in new solar capacity, coupled with battery storage, that can […] ... Read More

Renewables Expected to Quadruple by 2040

Renewable energy is seeing continued investment around the world, thanks to the considerable growth in this sector and the rapid decrease in manufacturing cost. This was recently observed by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which has released predictions for what the world’s energy sector will look like in 2040, along with the changes that will occur in […] ... Read More

New Opportunities for Renewable Generation Across Australia

Australia’s renewable energy sector has continued to grow, adding new solar installations from grid-scale to residential rooftop systems. While these developments have become increasingly important for individuals, one issue has continued to affect the uptake of solar power – the question of what to do with excess generation. Among the current solutions is the use […] ... Read More

Commercial Solar Installations Increasingly Popular Across Australia

Demand for solar power has grown across Australia, but the scope of the industry is now changing. While the high growth in solar photovoltaic systems over the last few years has been down to the growth of domestic rooftop installations, many companies and large organisations are now investing in commercial-scale solar. This shift is also […] ... Read More

New Plans to Take Whole Housing Developments Off the Grid

Battery storage technology is now a major growth area, with many organisations considering the possibility of using solar photovoltaic systems coupled with battery storage as an alternative to grid electricity. The impact of this has already been seen, with organisations like the University of Queensland investing in a solar plus battery storage system in order […] ... Read More

Commercial Solar a Growing Area in Australia

While residential installations of solar panels have held steady, the commercial sector is seeing increasing levels of investment in large-scale solar power generation to offset mains electricity use. There are a number of trends underlying the development of new solar capacity in the country. As well as the overall cost of these systems decreasing, larger […] ... Read More

Solar Power Comes to the Pacific

The Pacific Islands face a variety of energy challenges – not least of all the high costs that come from relying on traditional fuels like diesel. While this might seem like a significant barrier to development, countries in the Pacific are working in partnership with international organisations to embrace solar power. This shift was recently […] ... Read More

MPower Solar Partner, Suntech Receives “Best in Class” Ranking by VDE Institute

Media Release – Wednesday 11 June, 2014 For Immediate Release MPower solar partner, Wuxi Suntech today announced its Wd and Ve photovoltaic modules have received the VDE Quality-Tested certification, demonstrating that the quality of Suntech modules exceed existing industry standards. Suntech is only the third brand globally to receive this quality ranking. “We are honoured […] ... Read More

MPower Wins Landmark Energy Storage Project

Media Release – Friday 19 December, 2014 For Immediate Release In an Australian first, leading power solutions provider, MPower, has won an EPC contract to deliver a utility scale energy storage facility. The facility, to be installed in Queensland, is significant because it represents Australia’s largest energy storage project to be operated alongside a solar […] ... Read More

Cloud tracking the key to effective solar power

As the amount of electricity generated by solar power increases across Australia, it is becoming increasingly important for businesses with large arrays of solar panels to understand how cloud cover is affecting their generation. In fact, research from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) found that cloud cover is one of the biggest […] ... Read More

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