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.
- $92 million Funding for Solar ProjectsARENA is to provide a total of $92 million in grants for 12 large-scale solar plants. Between them, the 12 projects will deploy more than 480 megawatts of solar PV energy and represent about $1 billion in total investment. Continue reading »
- CSIRO-developed Home Energy Management SystemAn intelligent home energy management system, with the technical backing of CSIRO, has been launched by a startup company Evergen. Continue reading »
- ANU Sets Solar Thermal Efficiency RecordA team at the Australian National University has developed a solar thermal dish with a high sunlight to steam conversion ratio which they believe makes it the world's most efficient solar receiver. Continue reading »