Power

EV smart charging trial announced

12 August, 2020

The trial will help to demonstrate how the Australian electricity grid can successfully integrate higher numbers of electric vehicles while limiting network expansion.


Graphene catalysts for longer-lasting fuel cells

07 August, 2020

A research team has produced graphene via a special, scalable technique and used it to develop hydrogen fuel cell catalysts.


Partnering perovskite and silicon solar cells

03 August, 2020

The successful partnering of perovskite and silicon solar cells could lay the foundations for more efficient, better-performing devices that can be easily mass produced.


Schneider Electric Easy UPS 3L

29 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

The product offers resiliency against harsh environments, with conformal coated printed circuit boards, a replaceable dust filter, an operating temperature of up to 40°C and strong overload protection.


Light 'upconverted' for solar cell capture

24 July, 2020

To increase the efficiency of solar cells, one strategy is to turn low-energy light into more energetic, visible light that can excite silicon.


Electric vehicle-to-grid trial coming to Canberra

20 July, 2020

The Realising Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Services (REVS) project will see 51 Nissan LEAF EVs deployed across the ACT.


This ultrathin organic solar cell is efficient and durable

14 July, 2020

The flexible organic cell degrades by less than 5% over 3000 hours in atmospheric conditions and has an energy conversion ratio of 13%.


New design improves capacity of Li-ion batteries

03 July, 2020

Scientists have designed a self-healing, protective layer in the battery that significantly slows down the electrolyte and silicon anode degradation process.


Extending the life cycle of lithium–sulfur batteries

02 July, 2020

Researchers have stabilised one of the most challenging parts of lithium–sulfur batteries, bringing the technology closer to becoming commercially viable.


Sustainable components for solar panels

30 June, 2020

Korean scientists have identified a novel method to create efficient alloy-based solar panels free of toxic metals.


Improving efficiency in the batteries of the future

23 June, 2020

Australian and Indian researchers have shown how to improve sulfur utilisation in the batteries of the future, which would make them more efficient.


Wireless charging enabled for robot fleets

12 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Vicor Corporation

WiBotic provides wireless charging and power optimisation solutions that are integral to charging the rapidly growing ecosystem of aerial, mobile, marine and industrial robots.


Silica cathode enables long-lasting lithium–sulfur batteries

09 June, 2020

With the development of a novel silica-based cathode, scientists have realised lithium–sulfur batteries that can last for over 2000 charge/discharge cycles.


Next-gen solar cells pass strict international tests

03 June, 2020

The experimental solar energy cells pass strict International Electrotechnical Commission testing standards for heat and humidity.


Quantum dot solar cells are non-toxic and defect-tolerant

26 May, 2020

Researchers have developed quantum dot solar cells that match the efficiency of existing quantum dot-based devices, but without lead or other toxic elements.


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