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  • Smart micro-grid to debut in regional NSW

    Houses in the Newcastle and Scone regions of NSW have been selected to trial battery-powered “micro-grid” which can increase energy efficiency and reduce the impact of outages.

    Written by Rodney Gedda31 March 11 10:31
  • Off-the-grid gadget chargers provide power in a pinch

    Keeping mobile phones and other portable electronics charged is a hassle if you make frequent business trips or work in multiple locations. Inevitably, your smartphone's battery dies far from a power source just when you need to make a crucial call or get directions to a meeting.

    Written by Elsa Wenzel30 July 10 14:07
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  • Laptop tips: Add RAM, recycle a hard drive

    It's been almost a year since I served up some nice, hot laptop tips--and that's inexcusable. I'll make it up to you this week with some useful advice on adding memory to a laptop, turning an old laptop hard disc into an external drive, and using your laptop's power settings effectively.

    Written by Rick Broida21 July 10 23:56
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  • Smart grids set to revolutionise energy companies - Part 2

    Smart meters have a way to go. The recent 2010 Australian Smart Grid Study, a survey of 13 Australian utilities by sector consultancy Logica, showed an average self-reported maturity rating of just 2.14 on a scale of 1 to 5, and communications networks to support them rated 2.80.

    Written by David Braue03 May 11 10:29
  • Smart grids set to revolutionise energy companies - Part 1

    Like any entrepreneur, Andrew Dyer is excited about the possibilities for his clean-energy venture, BrightSource Energy. The company, of which he is a director, is this year partnering with energy giant Chevron to cover 1000 acres of the US desert with 4000 mirrors that reflect sunlight onto three boilers mounted atop each of three 100 metre towers.

    Written by David Braue02 May 11 11:28

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