Zero Carbon Australia Research Posters

Zero Carbon Australia research posters and snapshots are free to download and print, though we request that you please use the correct attributions. PDF  Wedderburn-Bisshop, Longmire and Rickards, 2013, Neglected transformational Responses to Climate Change  Presented at The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Radical Emissions Reduction Conference. Designed by Useful Design @usefulDesign See also: Wedderburn-Bisshop, G, Longmire, [...]

By |2017-05-16T14:21:36+00:0022 Apr 2017|Energy, Fact Sheet, Land use|Comments Off on Zero Carbon Australia Research Posters

Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal Power Station: Nevada USA

The Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal power station can generate electricity 24 hours a day, with its solar tower, solar collectors and thermal storage. In February 2016 it successfully generated electricity at its full 110 MW capacity.  Now it is supplying power for Nevada on demand, day or night. Many mirrors all redirect sunlight onto molten [...]

Nigel Morris & Solar Supercharge

Beyond Zero talks to Nigel Morris, who is celebrating 23 years in solar energy, about the upcoming Solar Citizens Solar Supercharge conference. He is a wonderful advocate for the solar industry and consumer, has worked with Solar Citizens on a number of projects, also a prolific blogger.  He is currently CEO of retail solar company [...]

By |2017-11-07T10:59:33+00:0011 Feb 2016|Solar energy storage, Technology Show|Comments Off on Nigel Morris & Solar Supercharge

Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Spain began operation in 2011. It  can generate electricity 24 hours a day.  The solar collectors direct sunlight onto a single solar tower, heating molten salt.  This heat can be stored and used as required to drive a steam turbine and generate electricity.  It can run for up [...]

By |2017-03-28T13:03:01+00:0028 Jan 2016|BZE Article, Concentrated solar thermal|Comments Off on Gemasolar Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Prof Michael Aziz

Professor Michael Aziz is Gene and Tracy Sykes Professor of Materials and Energy Technologies at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Massachusetts USA. Prof Aziz and his Materials Science Group have developed a metal-free flow battery that relies on the electrochemistry of naturally abundant, small organic molecules to store electricity generated from renewable, [...]

By |2017-11-11T13:09:39+00:0015 Nov 2014|Energy Storage, Technology Show|Comments Off on Prof Michael Aziz

The race to build Australia’s first 24-hour solar power is on

Climate solutions think-tank Beyond Zero Emissions welcomes news that power company Alinta will pursue a solar-thermal “power tower” to replace its ageing coal power stations at Port Augusta in South Australia. Alinta announced today that its preferred option is a 50 megawatt plant that can store enough solar energy (as heat) to run for 15 [...]

By |2017-11-11T13:05:40+00:0003 Jul 2014|Concentrated solar thermal|Comments Off on The race to build Australia’s first 24-hour solar power is on

John Wood CEO Ecoult

  John Wood, CEO of Ecoult, joins Beyond Zero to talk about the Ecoult effort to commercialize the UltraBattery® storage solutions. UltraBattery® is a hybrid, long-life lead-acid energy storage device. It combines the fast charging rates and longevity of an ultracapacitor technology with the energy storage potential of a lead-acid battery technology in a hybrid [...]

By |2017-11-11T13:03:10+00:0019 May 2014|Energy Storage, Technology Show|Comments Off on John Wood CEO Ecoult

Solar 2014 & Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition 8-9 May Melbourne

Beyond Zero talks to Professor Wasim Saman, Professor of Sustainable Energy Engineering at the University of Adelaide, about the upcoming combined Solar 2014 & Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition on 8-9 May in Melbourne. Associated with the 52nd annual Australian Solar Council Industry Conference & Exhibition brought to you by The Australian Solar Council is a renewable [...]

By |2017-11-11T13:02:52+00:0002 May 2014|Energy Storage, Technology Show|Comments Off on Solar 2014 & Australian Energy Storage Conference & Exhibition 8-9 May Melbourne

Tim Forcey, Energy Advisor, The Melbourne Energy Institute

Beyond Zero Emissions talks to Tim Forcey, Energy Advisor at The Melbourne Energy Institute. Today's discussion focuses upon pumped hydro energy storage.  This technology exists in Australia at three locations built several decades ago, however other countries are leading a renaissance of pumped hydro energy storage.  The deployment of pumped hydro exceeds that of any [...]

By |2017-11-11T13:01:56+00:0028 Mar 2014|Energy Storage, Technology Show|Comments Off on Tim Forcey, Energy Advisor, The Melbourne Energy Institute