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Stunning predictions for low cost battery storage and hydrogen electrolysers
The CSIRO has predicted battery storage and hydrogen electrolyser technologies will continue to undergo stunning cost reductions as uptake increases, which can be accelerated by governments adopting more ambitious climate change policies.The consultation draft for its latest GenCost assessment includes calculations and projections for the expected cost of a range of electricity generation technologies.https://reneweconomy.com.au/csiros-stunning-predictions-for-low-cost-battery-storage-and-hydrogen-electrolysers/
18 December 2021 by Lynn Wood

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Facilitating Solar Panel Recycling
A typical recycling process for solar panels starts with shredding the panels into 4 - 5mm pieces to remove lamination. But researchers from the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) are looking at an innovative adhesive, or encapsulate, that can enable the quick disassembly of the panel at the end-of-life. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/12/09/recyclable-back-contact-solar-panel-from-the-netherlands/
12 December 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

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The underwater 'kites' generating electricity as they move
Aircraft looking "tidal kites" will generate electricity from the ocean's tidal power, as tested at the Faroe Islands over the past year providing power to the islands.The technology has been developed by Swedish engineering firm Minesto, with larger versions of the tidal kites being rolled out in 2022.To find more, click the link:https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59401199
1 December 2021 by Marcus Gordon

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Decarbonising Paper Production - Replacing Natural Gas with Geothermal Steam
The paper industry is energy-intensive. According to the EIA, the industry consumed 1483.2 trillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy in 2019.  At the same time, the CO2 emissions of the paper industry reached 48 million tons. Utilising renewable energy is a well established way to try to reduce the emissions footprint of processing steps reliant on electricity.  But replacing natural gas needed for high temperature drying is harder. In what could well be a world-first, a NZ company is replacing natural gas in its drying hood with geothermal steam instead. https://www.eeca.govt.nz/about/news-and-corporate/news/essitys-groundbreaking-geothermal-project-a-world-first/
30 November 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

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Re-thinking Solar Panel Waste
Science Direct forecasts worldwide solar PV waste will to reach around 78 million tonnes by 2050. Recovery of materials such as silicon has traditionally needed hydrofluoric acid, a highly toxic and corrosive chemical. Scientists have found a new way to recover silicon which uses a specific chemical treatment sequence, using less toxic chemicals. The process delivers a silicon purity of 99.9984%, recovers more useful materials than just silicon and delivers a profit of $185 on every 1kg of solar panel recycled in this manner.https://www.saurenergy.com/solar-energy-news/indian-scientists-recover-pure-silicon-from-obsolete-solar-cells
19 November 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

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Future Lifestyle: Powerwall Battery
Powerwall battery is an integrated battery system that can store your solar energy for backup protection when the grid fails. In short, the Powerwall battery is a home energy storage device that can store energy directly from the grid, or it can store electricity generated by renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy. Households can install a single battery, or couple them together for greater storage capacity.https://www.bsl-battery.com/
4 November 2021 by Powerwall bat...