A $9 million project to make cheaper rooftop solar panels by replacing the silver in production with copper has attracted $8 million in funding. The cash for NSW startup SunDrive includes $5m Series A investment led by Blackbird Ventures and Grok Ventures, the family investment fund of Atlassian co-founder and renewable energy campaigner Mike Cannon-Brookes and… Read more »
In the 1980s, a global race was underway: to find a more efficient way of converting energy from the sun into electricity. Some 30 years ago, our research team at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) came up with a breakthrough, called the PERC silicon solar cell. The cells have become the most widely… Read more »
Sydney non-profit Empower Projects is working with a Malawi-based social enterprise called Zuwa Energy to bring affordable solar energy of the 21st century into Malawi households. Zuwa is using a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar household system to eliminate the financial barrier many people in Malawi face when it comes to solar energy.
Brisbane solar energy startup Redback Technologies has today announced a strategic investment of $9.3 million into the company from Energy Australia.
Brisbane startup Redback Technologies has today announced a partnership with Queensland renewable technology company AllGrid Energy, which will see AllGrid using Redback’s core hardware and software for remote applications.
Collaboration hub Eighteen04 is leveraging the strengths of the Hunter region to boost cleantech and smart city startups
To continue investment into cleantech and smart cities, new Newcastle-based incubator Eighteen04 launched to support startups and promote regional cities as global tech innovators.
Solar cars have been under development for decades as car companies look for more sustainable energy solutions to power their vehicles. With the pollution from fossil fuels causing enormous health problems for people in countries like India and China, finding non-polluting energy sources is more important than ever. Solar energy is an infinite and sustainable… Read more »
With the carbon tax and climate change a never-ending source of debate among politicians and on talk radio and Q & A over the last few years, Australians have become increasingly aware of the environmental challenges facing the country, and entrepreneurs have launched businesses to help solve some of them.
Unlike ‘old school’ electricity providers in the market, Excellence Solar is rolling with the times when it comes to energy innovation while putting their own spin on business.