In NSW, retailers can choose whether or not to offer solar feed-in tariffs to their customers, and decide the level of the solar feed-in tariff that they offer. However, to help guide retailers and customers, each year IPART recommends a benchmark range for solar-feed in...
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the costs and benefits of applying a set of smart surface solutions1 , including cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV, and permeable and reflective pavements and road surfaces across three cities: El Paso, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The...
The AEMC predicts national residential electricity prices will fall on average over the next two years from mid 2018, as more variable wind and solar generation comes online - offsetting this year’s price increase.
The aim of this guideline is to provide the community, industry and regulators with guidance on the planning framework for the assessment and approval of large-scale solar energy development proposals.
California Energy Commissioner, Andrew McAllister, says Australia is too overly focussed on the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.
The Small-scale community solar guide sets out models of community solar that "work in the current context". This 1 hour webinar explores two of the case studies found in the Guide - CORENA and Bendigo Sustainability Group.
This report outlines the benefits of community energy projects, how their uptake can be encouraged, whether they can be expanded beyond solar and wind power and how challenges specific to metropolitan projects can be overcome.
This research identified that, while solar households generate up to 40% of their total electricity consumption, they also have higher levels of electricity consumption relative to those with no PV. The research concludes that installation of solar PV (with feed-in tariff incentive) erodes up to...
Our cities were designed for a world of the past. Private cars now clog our streets during peak hour and most daylight hours on weekends. Some Asian cities are jammed 24/7. So what should we do? Build more roads? Or build for the fast changes...
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and the peak national body representing gas distribution and electricity transmission and distribution businesses in Australia, Energy Networks Australia, have partnered to develop an Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap (the Roadmap).
The Roadmap Final Report is the product of more...
In this paper, we investigate the role that a Contract-for-Difference (CFD) feed-in tariff might play in underpinning increased investment in renewable energy in Australia.
Each year, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory releases energy flow charts that illustrate the US's consumption an duse of energy. The energy flow chart, based on 2016 results, shows that Americans used more renewable energy compared to the previous year, while energy consumption was nearly...
This paper presents a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model using ANSYS FLUENT 15.0 for phase change material (PCM) in a vertical triplex tube thermal energy storage system and its validation through experimental results.
As mitigation of climate change becomes more important, critical examinations of all renewable energy production paradigms must be undertaken.
This study addresses the heat thermal energy storage (LHTES) unit, heat is stored via a phase change material (PCM) which can then be supplied at a later time to the heat transfer fluid (HTF) for applications such as concentrated solar power (CSP).