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.
- Funding for Energy Storage TrialThe Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced funding of $450,000 for a trial of energy storage technologies to be conducted by the renewable energy and energy efficiency consulting company, IT Power. The trial will analyse the performance of six major lithium-ion battery brands, comparing them to existing and advanced lead-acid battery technologies to investigate how […]
- Cabinet Agrees to 33,000 GWh RET TargetThe Federal Cabinet has agreed to cut the renewable energy target to Labor’s recently proposed figure of 33,000 gigawatt hours. The target means that 20% of Australia’s electricity is to come from renewable sources by 2020. When the 20% figure was first set, it represented 41,000 gigawatt hours of energy but total electricity demand has […]
- Clean Energy Council Releases Energy Storage RoadmapThe Clean Energy Council has developed an Australian “Energy Storage Roadmap” to help unlock the full potential of the emerging storage industry. The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold from 90 megawatts in 2014 to more than 900 megawatts in 2018. The Clean Energy […]