Google says that its data centres use half the energy of a typical data centre. This is achieved through simple energy saving methods including siting of the data centre, efficient temperature management and reductions in residual energy loss.
- ANU Develops 24.4% Efficient Solar CellResearchers from the Australian National University and Trina Solar Limited have jointly developed a new high-efficiency solar cell. The laboratory-scale Interdigitated Back Contact cell was developed at the Australian National University Centre for Sustainable Energy System. The solar cell was independently tested by the Fraunhofer CalLab in Germany as bein […]
- Aussie Renewables Are Cheaper Than Coal or GasA study produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance has found that wind energy in Australia is 14% cheaper than new coal and 18% cheaper than new gas. The analysts expect that large-scale solar photovoltaic will be cheaper than coal by 2020 and that solar thermal will be cheaper than coal by 2030. Since 2011, the […] Continue reading »
- South Australia Approves Largest Wind Farm in the Southern HemisphereSenvion Australia (formerly REpower) has received approval from the South Australian Government to develop a 197 turbine wind farm south-west of Ardrossan on the Yorke Peninsula. The wind farm will be connected by an undersea cable across Gulf St Vincent to the South Australian transmission network. The project is expected to cost $1.3 billion with […] Cont […]
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