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Breakthrough for producing perovskite solar cells with AI

Researchers at RMIT University’s School of Science, Monash University and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have harnessed artificial intelligence to accelerate the design and production of perovskite solar cells.


Ark Energy wins tender for world’s largest 8-hour lithium battery

Ark Energy’s 275 MW/2,200 MWh lithium-iron phosphate battery, to be built in the Australian state of New South Wales, has been announced as one of the successful projects in the third tender conducted under the state government’s Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap.


Emissions, aerosols negatively affect PV productivity, say Australian engineers

A study by engineers at Australia’s University of New South Wales (UNSW) shows that aerosols and greenhouse gas emissions reduce the productivity of PV installations, with variations across regions.


New Zealand’s largest utility-scale solar project starts generating power

Lodestone Energy has started generating electricity at its solar plant in Kaitaia, New Zealand – the nation’s largest solar array and first utility-scale PV installation to date.


Australian student team to push for change in World Solar Challenge

The solar-powered Stella Terra test car from Eindhoven University in the Netherlands has just completed a 1,000-kilometer test drive from northern Morocco to the Sahara. In Australia, the solar car racing team from the University of New South Wales says the real challenge is to find new ways to push the boundaries of solar car races.


Fortescue moves forward with hydrogen project in Canada

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has submitted a proposal for the “Project Coyote” green hydrogen and ammonia production facility in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

DC isolators trigger sharp increase in solar fires in Australia

Data shows a sharp increase in the number of fires caused by the DC isolators that separate the grid from solar panels. ABC News gathered state-by-state data revealing a dramatic increase in fire incidents in the last 12 months.


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