100% solar-powered floating villa

Australian designer Chuck Anderson’s Lilypad is a 100% solar-powered villa floating off Palm Beach in north Sydney.

University of Queensland’s Tesla battery paying for itself

The University of Queensland has released a performance report on the Tesla Powerpack it installed in December 2019. Across a range of revenue streams, the Powerpack is already earning the university some serious cash.

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Solar chimney saves energy and lives

Researchers at Australia’s RMIT University have designed a solar chimney that could offer powerful safety and environmental benefits.

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A Champagne moment for commercial electric vehicles?

Detroit-based Bollinger Motors’ versatile E-Chassis for electric vehicles could pave the way for a commercial vehicle fleet transition in the U.S. which accelerates the e-mobility revolution.

Australian researchers shine light on potential storage solution

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology have proposed a new design for a diamond nanothread bundle that could pave the way for a new form of mechanical storage. Pound-for-pound, the tech could be three times more powerful than lithium-ion batteries.

The solar highway to Australia’s renewable hydrogen economy

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency says that on-site solar electrolysis is not just the most cost-effective way of developing a domestic and export hydrogen economy, but perhaps the only way.

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Ultrathin, flexible solar cell with 13% efficiency

Researchers at Monash University in Australia have managed to develop a solar cell so ultralight and flexible that it could revolutionize the future of wearable tech.

Rio Tinto urges climate action despite pandemic

Rio Tinto Chairman Simon Thompson is urging governments across the world to take “urgent” action on climate change despite the twin evils of Covid-19 and economic recession. The call comes amid criticism that Rio Tinto’s own emission reductions schemes are too weak.

Power Ledger to give French customers their choice of energy

The Australian peer-to-peer energy trading pioneer has revealed the world’s biggest “choose your own energy source” project in France.

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Australian researchers make lithium extraction breakthrough

Researchers led by Monash University have made a discovery that will dramatically reduce lithium-from-brine extraction times. The innovative breakthrough is as simple as a sieve.

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