01 Jan 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to mandate solar and living roofs on most new construction. With the passage of this legislation, between 15% and 30% of roof space on most new construction projects will incorporate solar, living roofs, or a combination of both.

02 Nov 2018

Solar-powered batteries are the key to a future without electricity grids for Polynesian countries in the Pacific.

29 Oct 2017

The impact of low-speed filtration on the performance of salt water chlorinators, pool cleaners, and the pool water quality, based on experimental and modelled data, is investigated. Results show that a typical salt water chlorinator and pressure pool cleaner do not work well for flow rates of less than 1 litre s -1 and 1.3 litre s -1 respectively.

Conference paper
09 Feb 2015

Photovoltaic systems are increasingly being used in residential buildings. The absorbed heat of PV panels is normally dissipated to the ambient air via a natural convection and radiation.

Conference paper
28 Mar 2013

Solar airconditioning is an emerging renewable energy technology that is technically proven and suitable for wide scale deployment. Unfortunately, solar airconditioning cannot compete on a level playing field with other renewable energy technologies because it is not eligible for government rebates such as those awarded to solar photovoltaic electricity or solar hot water systems.

Conference paper
07 Jan 2014

This paper explores the potential for solar thermal cooling to succeed commercially, and more specifically, the application scenarios where this is most likely. This mainly philosophical contribution hopes to highlight directions for future research.

Conference paper
14 Jan 2016

In the future there will be an increased uptake of solar and battery systems in the residential sector, driven by falling battery costs and increasing electricity tariffs. The increased uptake means we need new methods to forecast electricity demand when considering these technologies.
This paper has achieved this goal using a two stage model.

Conference paper
18 Dec 2017

The AEMC predicts national residential electricity prices will fall on average over the next two years from mid 2018, as more variable wind and solar generation comes online - offsetting this year’s price increase.

15 Apr 2019

This Expert Group Report provides recommendations on how to perform studies of wind and solar PV integration. It is based on more than 10 years of work within the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Wind TCP) Task 25: Design and Operation of Power Systems with Large Amounts of Wind Power and the IEA Photovoltaic Power System Programme (PVPS) TCP Task 14: High Penetration of PV Systems in Electricity Grids.

10 Dec 2015

Student Forum 2015 - Experiential learning and the Solar Decathlon, Professor Nicole Woolsey Biggart, Research Professor and Dean Emerita of Management, University of California Davis 

26 Jun 2019

In this report the effects of PV integration into diesel driven micro-grids was investigated. The focus was set to the fuel saving potential due to the PV integration and the resulting economics for the system.
The report starts with a summary of the most relevant technical aspects that need to be considered for the integration of PV in a diesel driven micro-grid.

22 Jul 2019

This guide provides an overview of the policy, legislative and statutory planning arrangements for solar energy facility projects in Victoria.