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Preventing power faults before energy disasters occur
ViON has introduced a novel online approach to accurately predict faults within various assets in the power network before they arise. This identification allows companies to take immediate and preventative action before any catastrophic consequences occur. ViON measures the input/output of current/voltage for each asset in the electricity grid to create a 'fingerprint'. Any variation in the fingerprint is then an early indication for faults. ViON has been supported by the ON Accelerate program at CSIRO. http://www.oninnovation.com.au/en/ON-teams/ON-Tribe/ON-Accelerate4-Teams/ViON
18 April 2019 by rishadk

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Saving electricity costs by automatic switches of suppliers
A device that automatically switches supplier when cheaper deals become available is set to revolutionise the home energy market. The launch of Labrador comes as more and more people are changing their energy companies. The company?s free service is primarily targeted at the growing number of households which have smart meters, that automate readings. With investors including the Daily Mail and venture capital firm Hambro Perks, Labrador is considered one of the UK?s most exciting startups. www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/11/labrador-switch-energy-suppliers
19 January 2019 by lynnwood

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A solar powered tent for the homeless
This solar powered tent folds up into a rollaway backpack and was produced by girls who hope that one day, their tent will improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness in their community.?The teens, none of whom had coded, soldered, sewn, or 3D-printed before they joined forces, won a $10,000 grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program to develop the invention.?They were recruited by DIY Girls, a nonprofit that teaches girls from low-income communities about engineering, maths and science, to go after the grant. https://www.buildingandinteriors.com/10205/
13 January 2019 by oliver

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A new type of low cost solar energy
An Australian physicist at the University of Newcastle is leading a push to pioneer a new type of low-cost solar energy that could make signing up for energy accounts as straightforward as taking up a mobile phone plan. Less than one millimetre thick and held down with double-sided sticky tape, the panels are similar in texture to a potato chip packet and can be produced for less than $10 per square metre. Work has now begun on a 200 square-metre installation, the first commercial application of its kind in Australia and possibly the world. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/31/low-cost-printable-solar-panels-offer-ray-of-hope-amid-energy-gridlock
1 September 2018 by IdeaSpies

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Clean hydrogen to rival the LNG industry
Hydrogen has huge potential as a fuel. It can be easily transported and stored in the form of ammonia. But, until now, the challenge has been - how can we extract pure hydrogen at the point of need, for example, at a fuelling station? CSIRO's new hydrogen membrane technology has solved this problem. They have created a metal membrane that filters out pure hydrogen gas from ammonia. It can then be dispensed into fuel cell cars, buses and even trucks. Hydrogen could now rival the LNG industry. https://blog.csiro.au/hyper-for-hydrogen-our-world-first-carbon-free-fuel/
12 August 2018 by lynnwood

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This hydrogen car only emits water
The Rasa has a comparable range of 310 miles and it only takes up to three minutes to completely refuel the vehicle. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/11/this-hydrogen-car-could-be-the-future-of-transport
5 June 2018 by angel