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Renewable energy expert calls for greater investment in new technology beyond electricity production

Renewable energy expert calls for greater investment in new technology beyond electricity production

ABC Rural

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Renewable energy expert says the current focus on renewable energy is skewed towards electricity generation and not on actual energy output.

Professor Richard Heinberg, from the Post Carbon Institute in California, said electricity was only 20 per cent of global energy requirements.

The other 80 per cent is used directly in many industrial processes, which he says needs technological breakthroughs to replace the massive global infrastructure that supports them.

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Singleton Solar Farm leading the way

Singleton Solar Farm leading the way

Declan Martin Sept. 15, 2015,Singleton Argus

THE Singleton Solar Farm is pioneering a new business model that could encourage large scale renewable projects in the Hunter Valley and Australia.

XYZ Solar, owners of the solar farm, will provide 12 per cent to the University of Technology Sydney’s Chau Chak Wing Building’s annual electricity consumption, indirectly, for the next two years.

About half of the 407kW solar farm’s energy credits will be attributed to the University in what is called a Virtual Net Metering (VPN) arrangement.

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The Singleton Solar farm is 407kW Solar Farm, built in 1999.  Solar PhotoVoltaic Array located on a six acre open area, former farmland site approsimately 2 km south of Singleton, NSW.  Singleton Solar is part of the XYZ Solar Pty Ltd Company.

What is a Solar Farm

A photovoltaic power station, also known as a solar park, is a large-scale photovoltaic system (PV system) designed for the supply of merchant power into the electricity grid. They are differentiated from most building-mounted and other decentralised solar power applications because they supply power at the utility level, rather than to a local user or users. They are sometimes also referred to as solar farms or solar ranches, especially when sited in agricultural areas. The generic expression utility-scale solar is sometimes used to describe this type of project.

The solar power source is via photovoltaic modules that convert light directly to electricity. However, this differs from, and should not be confused with concentrated solar power, the other large-scale solar generation technology, which uses heat to drive a variety of conventional generator systems. Both approaches have their own advantages and disadvantages, but to date, for a variety of reasons, photovoltaic technology has seen much wider use in the field. As of 2013, PV systems outnumber concentrators by about 40 to 1.