Engineering new solar technology will be crucial for Australia’s transition to renewable energy sources.
That’s the warning from Engineers Australia in its submission to the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) consultation.
Critics of solar energy like to point out a fundamental flaw in photovoltaic technology: it doesn’t work in the rain. But now a team of Chinese researchers have created a solar cell that harvests energy from raindrops. The hybrid device works by collecting spare electrons from falling droplets of water so it derives solar energy AND rain energy.
A new solar energy program will help Mirvac home buyers save up to 90 per cent of their power bills using built-in solar and battery storage in solar included homes.
Carnegie Clean Energy has announced its intention to build a giant solar energy park near Bunbury in Western Australia.
Solar Citizens has welcomed the news that South Australia will become home to the world’s biggest battery, again. SIMEC ZEN Energy will build a battery even bigger than the Tesla battery in Port Augusta to support its investment in large-scale solar in Whyalla after receiving a loan from the South Australian Government.
Solar Citizens has welcomed Premier Jay Weatherill’s commitment to increasing South Australia’s renewable energy target to 75% by 2025 and implement Australia’s first renewable storage target if re-elected on March 17.