20 January 2017

Investment in renewables grows in Australia

It’s encouraging to see that investment in renewable generation is on the rise again in Australia, and notable that, while clean energy investment may be down globally, installed capacity is actually rising as installation costs fall. 

Reported in Renew Economy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) figures released in January show that Australian renewables investment bucked the global trend to grow 49% in 2016.

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5 January 2017

What’s Next for Energy Storage Policy?

As one of America’s most active innovation hubs, it is no surprise that Massachusetts is now targeting energy storage. With a clean energy sector that has startups such as Resolute Marine Energy Inc developing technology to generate clean energy from ocean waves, Massachusetts is certainly leading the way. Read the article here

This focus on energy storage is something that we would like to see happen in Australia, particularly South Australia given the unreliable power supply.

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14 December 2016

Increasing renewable energy efficiency and grid stability

1414 Degrees’ in the news again, as we face a pivotal moment in the local and global energy market.

Inside Waste: Wednesday 14th December 2016

“Adelaide company 1414 Degrees is set to transform the global energy environment with a solution to help reduce energy costs by increasing the efficiency of renewable generation and stabilising grid supply.”

Read more here on the Inside Waste website

9 December 2016

SA-made silicon energy storage system “ready to close grid gap”

1414 Degrees’ successful testing makes the news in Renew Economy, as interest begins to pick up in our large scale energy storage.

Renew Economy: Friday 9th December 2016

“A South Australian company behind a silicon based thermal energy storage
system has created and successfully tested a full prototype of its technology, which it says is ready for commercialisation after a decade is the making.”

Read more here on the Renew Economy website

17 November 2016

Off-grid solar proving beneficial for northern Rwanda

Off-grid solar providing electricity at night for northern Rwanda; the potential for further benefits is huge.

“Just a few years ago the idea that “off-grid” systems could fill the gap seemed preposterous: the market was dominated by charities giving away solar-powered lanterns that could produce a few hours of light at night. But as technology and venture capital firms have entered the market, the industry has quickly evolved.”

Read more, from The Economist

15 November 2016

The need for large scale storage

The Liberal party says there is a need for large scale storage for the transition to renewable energy to work.

Read the article here from InDaily – click to view.

SA heading for 95% renewable energy within a decade: report

10 November 2016

1414 Degrees ready to play a part in Adelaide’s path to carbon neutrality

Yesterday (9/11/16) the State Government and the Adelaide City Council unveiled a plan to make Adelaide a carbon neutral city by 2025.

1414 Degrees chairman Dr Kevin Moriarty welcomes this plan but emphasises that grid storage is imperative to achieve this.

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15 October 2016

SA breakthrough a hot option for green power

The Advertiser: Saturday 15th October 2016


The technology would allow intermittent energy such as solar and wind to be “time-shifted” to when it is needed, by allowing excess solar or wind power generated when it is not needed to be stored for later use.

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