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ANU researchers go round the twist with latest ultra-thin solar discovery

Researchers at The Australian National University working on the photovoltaic potential of ultra-thin 2D materials have made an interesting discovery, the ability of these diaphanous materials to generate solar energy can be controlled by a mere “twist”.

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ANU opens new lab dedicated to testing distributed energy resources

The Australian National University today opened its Distributed Energy Resources Lab, dedicated to researching and testing technologies including batteries, solar panels and electric vehicles which it says will “underpin the energy grids of the future”.


ACT investigates solar PV stewardship scheme as government puts deadline in place

The federal government’s revelation of a deadline for the solar industry to “step up” and address the growing issue of solar PV module waste or face regulation has coincided with the Australian Capital Territory government announcing plans to investigate recycling options for solar panels.

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New ACT big battery to pull off hydrogen, solar and VPP storage trifecta!

Elvin Group Renewables has constructed a 5 MWh Tesla Megapack to help ensure stability of energy supply in Canberra’s new northern suburbs and the wider grid. Its plans to proliferate the model are audacious.

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ACT faces ‘substantial’ electricity bill increase, Evoenergy blames renewable energy targets

Evoenergy has blamed the Australian Capital Territory’s renewable energy targets for its proposed price hike, which would see average residential customers pay around 40% more for network charges, amounting to around $280 per year.

Australia’s first hydrogen refuelling station opens in Canberra

Delivered by Neoen and ActewAGL, Australia’s first hydrogen vehicle refuelling station today opened in Canberra, catering to the state government’s new fleet of Hyundai Nexo hydrogen cars.

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Australia’s biggest community solar farm starts feeding into the grid

This annual 1.8 GWh of green power came out of a long-nurtured passion project, and can now provide a successful template for other community groups to think big in their renewable energy aspirations.

Electricity networks to manage EV charging in ARENA funded trial

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is funding Jemena to the tune of $1.6 million toward a new trial in which various electricity networks in Victoria, ACT, and Tasmania will manage residential EV charging to better prepare the grid for a time when mass charging will take place at peak periods.

120 MW agrivoltaic Wallaroo Solar Farm set for 2021 construction

Spanish-Japanese renewable energy company Univergy Solar and local partner New Energy Developments are set to begin construction on the 120 MW Wallaroo Solar Farm on the NSW/ACT border by the end of 2021. The agrivoltaic installation will operate symbiotically as a generator of clean energy, grazing land, and a thriving habitat for native vegetation and pollinators.

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ACT includes 250 MW big battery in $307m budget announcement

The Australian Capital Territory Government continues its charge towards delivering big battery storage for Canberra’s energy grid with $100 million dedicated to provide at least 250 MW of large-scale battery storage.

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