The Croatian-built Rimac Concept One electric sports car has been exhibited at the Top Marques Monaco motor show. The manufacturers claim that it could do 500 kilometres an hour but they have limited to 300 kilometres an hour for safety reasons. It will do 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 2.8 seconds and has a range of 600 kilometres on a single charge – and will cost $US 980,000.
- Possible Closure of Hazlewood Power StationFrench energy giant, Engie, has flagged the potential closure of the Hazelwood brown coal generator in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley – widely believed to be the most polluting power plant in the OECD. Continue reading »
- Home Energy Storage Battery Trial for AdelaideSA Power Networks wants 100 customers at Salisbury to purchase or rent a heavily subsidised home storage battery, to determine whether “distributed generation” technologies can avoid the need to build additional network infrastructure. Continue reading »
- UNSW Sets Another Solar Efficiency RecordEngineers at the University of New South Wales have set a new record for the amount of solar energy obtained from direct, unfocused sunlight on a solar cell. Continue reading »