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Supermarkets hold the key to a cool future

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is working with Enel X to launch “Unlocking Flexible Demand in the Commercial Refrigeration Sector”, a program that will assist with integrating renewable energy sources into electricity networks. ARENA has granted Enel X $3.7 million in funding to demonstrate how the flexible demand systems can work in the commercial […]

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Grid-interactive buildings on the road to net zero

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has launched its first report on grid-interactive buildings, highlighting how these can help achieve a zero-carbon future. Grid-interactive buildings are designed to use electricity in a smart and efficient way, shifting energy usage to times when it’s both cheaper and cleaner, helping to generate clean energy and reduce […]

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New thermal energy battery solution

Australian innovator MGA Thermal is proposing a thermal energy storage solution that aims to address the shortcomings of existing batteries. MGA Thermal says its new battery design will play an important role in providing medium-duration storage – a gap for traditional technology such as lithium-ion electrical batteries and hydrogen electrolysers.   Lithium-ion electrical batteries are […]

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Geothermal energy innovation on Metro Tunnel project

A project using geothermal energy has been selected as a finalist in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements in sustainability across the state. Rail Projects Victoria was nominated for its world-first pilot trial using geothermal technology to convert existing infrastructure foundations into renewable thermal energy. Rail Projects Victoria worked in partnership with the […]

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Heat pumps show promise in industrial applications

As heat pump technology grows in popularity across Europe, Australia has also turned its eye towards renewable energy in industrial settings. Commercial businesses such as brewers, pet food producers and food processors are exploring whether thermal storage and heat pumps could help reduce the use of natural gases. ARENA supplied $460,500 in funding to the Australian […]