Articles tagged "Solar"
This is a heart-warming story. Imagine a train that is fully powered by the sun. Sounds ideal doesn’t it? If it could be done it would have to be a world’s first, right? Well, it has been done and somehow it seems appropriate it was done in the seaside town of Byron Bay. Here is […]written by Andrew Latimer on 31/08/2020Read More
In thinking about balancing the supply renewable energy with demand, we were reminded of an interesting idea we reported on 11 years ago. The article was about the use of plug in hybrid cars as part of the grid. Engineer, Richard Hunwick, put forward the proposal. Check out the full story here: https://applicationsolutions.com.au/blog/finding-solutions-an-example It was a […]written by Andrew Latimer on 31/08/2020Read More
Back in 2017 we had a newsletter item about a trial program in Perth where people with solar panels could sell their excess power to each other but not back to the grid. It raised a lot of interesting ideas about the use of ‘blockchain’ software and the balancing of supply and demand of electricity. […]written by Andrew Latimer on 31/08/2020Read More
Solar's contribution to reduced costs on Australia's electricity grid
The Australian Solar Council puts out regular bulletins on all things solar. Two recent releases caught our attention. They are both related. The first looks at the contribution solar energy makes to the grid during peak times and the second looks at its effect on electricity pricing. Here is an extract of the two articles. […]written by Andrew Latimer on 21/02/2014Read More