Saturday, December 18, 2010

A leg-up for solar energy storage

Energy storage technology company Graphite Energy (discussed at this TOD ANZ post back in 2008) featured in a recent dispatch from The Climate Spectator, noting they have received a research grant from the Australian Solar Institute - A leg-up for solar.
Graphite Energy and CSG Solar have been named among successful bidders for 14 solar research and development grants awarded by the Australian Solar Institute, worth a total $21.6 million, in a move it says will help Australia develop more efficient and cost-competitive solar technologies.

“Each of the selected projects offers the potential to advance solar technologies in a way which will increase their commercial competitiveness with other energy sources,” AIS chair Jenny Goddard said. The University of New South Wales, the Australian National University, the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne and CSIRO (Newcastle) also won tenders for the grants, with another 25 domestic and international organisations involved across range of consortia, the institute said.

1 comment:

Chaucer said...

I reviewed Prof James Lovelock's position and he says that the climate catastrophe is now locked in.
That is not to argue against green technology, it still makes a lot of business sense.
But hey, to what end? If it amuses you, go for it.
So in the words of the Hell's Angels, "Whatever turns you on."