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This tech start-up has launched Australia’s first intelligent home energy system

Renewable energy tech start-up Evergen recently launched the nation’s first, next-generation, intelligent home energy management system, with the investment and technical backing of leading investment manager, AMP Capital and CSIRO.

Learn how to bring your ideas to reality from a man who relentlessly worked...

Victor Rosenberg first developed an interest in the concept of turning clear glass into energy way back in the 90s when clear glass solar...

Rick Hooper, energising the developing world with Cool Company Barefoot Power [PODCAST]

This podcast features a chat with Rick Hooper, CEO of Barefoot Power, a highly lauded Australian company that distributes clean and renewable energy products, including solar panels and LEDs, in underdeveloped communities in Africa and Asia. Here, Hooper talks about the business model that defines Barefoot Power and his efforts to expand the company's outreach.

Federal Government just “reshuffling the deck cards” on grant funding?

Amidst the heated rhetoric over taxes and the best way to achieve a surplus, one area of the budget may be getting overlooked: grants. According to one agency, "the budget seems to be a reshuffling exercise aimed at incurring no additional expense. Even programs cut last budget are counted as savings again, without much to replace them."

What Australia’s solar power initiatives really need: A boy and his ‘death ray’

When Australia decides to get serious about its renewable-energy initiatives, we recommend that Ms. Gillard give Eric Jacqmain a ring. The youngster from the American Midwest created a portable "death ray" that, at its focal point, boasts the heat of 5,000 suns.

Origin’s Grant King talks about the timeline for renewable energy

In this interview, Origin Energy Managing Director Grant King talks about his company’s plans for the future concerning the carbon tax and renewable energy, as well as the proposed hydroelectric project in conjunction with Papua New Guinea.

Electric cars ready to go mainstream

Better Place, an ambitious, venture capital backed company, is building electric car infrastructures targeting major cities around the world. The idea is simple yet constitutes a radical departure from conventional wisdom – instead of stretching the technological limits of a battery’s life, Better Place is constructing a network of battery swap stations that will allow electric cars to replace its depleted battery for a new one in less than 60 seconds.

Test driving Renaut’s 100% electric car, the Fluence (lame name, cool car)

While in Copenhagen for last year’s climate change summit, Anthill contributor Dave Sag had an opportunity to test drive the Fluence, Renaut’s 100 percent electric car. As Sag reports, the loudest thing about the Fluence is its indicator. But is it a game-changer?

Australia’s emerging solar power pioneers face a cloudy future

It was the fastest car in its class in the 3,000-kilometre Global Green Challenge, but the engineering students who threw their time and talents into Sunswift IV to win their race to Adelaide face future uncertainty in our fragile renewable-energy sector.

Is your business profiting from solar power?

Electricity prices right across Australia are increasing sharply as power companies struggle to maintain expensive infrastructure and boost shareholder returns. What’s more, our reliance on fossil fuels to produce that electricity means we face a growing chorus of criticism over the impact that coal mining and pollution from power stations is making on our environment.

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