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Tesla Delivers on 100-day Australia Battery Grid Promise

Tesla Fulfilled Its 100-Day Australia Battery Bet. What’s That Mean for the Industry? greentechmendia.com, November 27, 2017 Credit where credit is due: Elon Musk made a crazy, eye-catching promise, and he delivered. After a series of regional blackouts that shook South Australia in September 2016 and February 2017, a fierce debate emerged over how to manage the […]

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Immigration Rates Into Australia Impact Carbon Emissions

Population policy to impact emissions targets Phys, June 14, 2016 Current immigration rates into Australia, and associated projected population growth, will make greenhouse gas emissions targets even more difficult to achieve in the future, a University of Adelaide-led study has found. The researchers investigated how much Australia needs to reduce its per capita emissions to […]

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Salt Slurry-Based Storage Wins Innovation Award, Fans Down Under

Amber Plante for Zondits, September 18, 2015. Image credit: www.mass.gov Solar power is often a good thing, but storing its harvest in batteries can be expensive. A team from the University of South Australia in Adelaide, though, may have a solution: a “charging” vs. “discharging” system in which an inexpensive liquid salt solution is frozen […]

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Carbon Footprint Reduction Through High Efficiency Motors

Economic and Environmental Benefits of Energy Efficient Motors Pace Today, July 27, 2015. Image credit: miniformat65 International efficiency classes Two important elements of any MEPS are the rules that specify how efficiency should be measured and what efficiency classes should be used. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) uses IEC 60034-30:2008 to specify International Efficiency classes, referred […]

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Tesla’s Powerwall Enables Customers to Become Their Own Power Station

Jesse Remillard for Zondits, June 22, 2015. Image credit: walkerkarraa Conditions in Australia are primed for the success of home energy storage systems due to high retail electricity costs (near $0.30USD/kWh) and the popularity of residential photovoltaic systems. Because of this, Elon Musk and his company, Tesla, are targeting Australia for the release of their new […]