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Companies Call On Australian Government To Step Up On Electric Cars

Following the announcement of the much-anticipated Tesla Model 3 — with many Australians having pre-ordered the car sight-unseen — a coalition of stakeholders has released a report calling on the Federal Government to act on electric vehicles. Increased uptake of low and zero-emission cars in Australia could be the key to meeting our climate, energy production and air quality goals, with regular vehicles making up Australia’s fastest growing source of emissions.

Aussie Company Redflow Brings A New Home Energy Battery To The Market

Though the technology was popularised by US company Tesla Energy’s Powerwall, innovation in battery storage has often been made by Australian companies — as many remote areas of the country are dependent on off-grid technologies. Aussie company Redflow is no different, announcing their new ZCell battery — an energy storage system that presents an alternative to traditional lead acid and lithium ion batteries.

Look At The Monster Magnet Made For America's First Offshore Wind Farm

Now this is a gadget. Just look at the six-megawatt direct-drive generator, equipped with a huge permanent magnet rotor: it was designed by General Electric’s engineers and it is one of the largest of its kind that ever built.

Renewable Energy Innovator Enphase Is Opening A Facility In New Zealand

Enphase Energy has been in our sights recently for their modular home battery — a more flexible contender to Tesla’s Powerwall — but now Enphase has eyes on the southern hemisphere as well. Today, Enphase has opened a new research ad development facility in Wigram, Christchurch.

Europe's Biggest Floating Solar Farm Is Being Built On The Thames

While Australia boasts a huge percentage of rooftop solar installations across our sun-drenched country, we still lag behind the rest of the world in large-scale solar installations. The Brits seem to have no such problems — despite their general lack of sunny weather — with the construction of Europe’s biggest floating solar panel project going ahead in the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir, London.

The New Joneses Show Off Renewable Technology In Melbourne This Month

The New Joneses is a fully-functional, sustainable, off-grid pop-up home that is launching to the public in Melbourne tomorrow. The project is a collaboration between more than 10 companies providing eco-friendly home solutions — one of which is Enphase Energy, who have brought to the table a modular home battery that is shaping up to be a very real competitor for Tesla’s Powerwall.

A Newtown Housing Co-Op Will Have Australia's First Multi-Dwelling Solar And Battery Storage System

One student housing co-op’s electricity needs will soon be covered by a solar array and battery storage system, in the first installation of its kind in Australia. The City of Sydney is providing the funding for the project as part of an environmental grant.

Solar And Wind Could Be The Dominant Source Of Power In The US By 2030

The price of wind and solar is steadily dropping, leading researchers to conclude that CO2 emissions from power production in the US could be significantly reduced within 15 years. And to distribute this energy, they’re calling on America to build an “electron superhighway.”

Watch A Massive Solar Power Plant Take Shape In The Sahara Desert

Construction for the first phase of Morocco’s Noor 1 power plant is nearing completion. Once complete in 2020, the solar farm will be the largest of its kind in the world. But even now, the plant’s half-million solar mirrors are already visible from space.

Scotland Just Hit Australia's 2030 Renewable Energy Target In 2014

Earlier this year Bill Shorten unveiled a bold plan to bring 50% of Australia’s electricity generated by renewable sources by 2030. A plan he said would be shot down by scare tactics by the current government.

But the Scottish Government just announced it reached that same target. In 2014.

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