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Based on Superior Lithium Polymer Battery (SLPB) technology, the system is comprised of two battery banks, each feeding a set of two 300 kVA inverters.
Monday 24 April 2017
A 600 kW, 760 kWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) has recently been integrated with The University of Queensland (UQ) Gatton solar PV plant. This addition to the Australian Government funded 3.275 MW pilot PV plant brings a new dimension to UQ’s large-scale PV grid integration research. This document intends to introduce the BESS at UQ Gatton and share some of the aspects considered during the testing and commissioning process to make this facility suitable for research and development on BESS applications for enabling large-scale PV integration.
Our cities and regions depend on the critical nodes and arteries that together comprise urban infrastructure systems. This includes energy, food, water, sewerage and communications.
Tuesday 4 April 2017
Our cities and regions depend on the critical nodes and arteries that together comprise urban infrastructure systems. This includes energy, food, water, sewerage and communications. The positioning of critical infrastructure is crucial to our understanding of the world we live in and how we see ourselves. It’s our means of survival as Homo urbanis.This means key questions around critical infrastructure need to be better considered. How is it critical, when and for whom?
A before and after image of coral bleaching and later dying in March / May 2016, at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, captured by The Ocean Agency / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Richard Vevers & Christophe Bailhache.
Tuesday 4 April 2017
A new report has revealed a 32 per cent decline in coral cover of the outer reef slope communities in the far northern and northern Great Barrier Reef from 2014 to 2016.
Lynette Molyneaux is a member of the Energy Economics and Management Group in the Global Change Institute

A member of GCI’s Energy Economics and Management Group has been awarded a highly competitive Queensland Government scholarship to help us better understand the Queensland's economy’s resilience to any future energy shock. Dr Lynette Molyneaux is...

24 March 2017
In a sample of 54 low-income countries, 38 per cent of healthcare facilities lacked a clean water supply, and almost one-in-five lacked improved sanitation facilities.

Two weeks ago the world celebrated International Women’s Day and today (22 March) is World Water Day. While these two international days of action are coincidently celebrated just two weeks apart, the connection between them is stark and very much...

22 March 2017
Melbourne tram: iStock/ TkKurikawa

Urbanisation is one of this century’s most transformative trends, with over half the world’s human population now living in cities. City governments are increasingly aware of their potential role and responsibilities in managing the increasingly...

21 March 2017
 We cannot climate-proof coral reefs by improving water quality or reducing fishing pressure.

The Great Barrier Reef has already been badly damaged by global warming during three extreme heatwaves, in 1998, 2002 and 2016. A new bleaching event is under way now. As shown in a study published in Nature today, climate change is not some...

17 March 2017
The 2017 Challenge of Change lecture was delivered by Australian financial journalist Alan Kohler.

It takes a special kind of talent to stand before a lecture room of 250 people; disappoint them with your first utterance – and leave them wanting more, 40 minutes later.

9 March 2017

The University of Queensland’s Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and his bold new plan to save coral reefs from extinction will feature on Monday’s episode of Australian Story.

24 February 2017

A list of the world’s 50 most important reefs to protect from climate change is being compiled by a global team of world experts led by The University of Queensland.

24 February 2017
The team focused on the relatively isolated reef system of Bermuda in the Western Atlantic ...

Deep coral reefs should not be relied upon as a “lifeline” for shallow reefs, a new study by University of Queensland marine scientists argues. Often highlighted as important ecological refuges, sections of coral reefs 30 to 60 metres deep can offer...

14 February 2017
Remotely operated vehicle being deployed on the Great Barrier Reef.  Image courtesy of XL Catlin Seaview Survey

Could the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea be home to vast deep-reef coral communities? GCI researchers have documented ‘deep reefs’ across 10 different locations on the outer Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea atolls, providing insights into the...

3 February 2017
The health of the ocean is approaching a turning point; many principal ocean assets are declining as a result of exploitation.

Few readers will have heard the term “Western Indian Ocean”. Yet, this 30 million square km of ocean off the coasts of 10 east- and southern-African countries supports some 60 million people living within 100 km of the shore. The annual economic...

26 January 2017
Emissions from coal power are the largest contributors to Australia’s total emissions.

As Australia’s energy debate heats up, some politicians are calling for cleaner and more efficient coal power stations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg told ABC radio on Tuesday that “ultra-supercritical coal-fired...

25 January 2017
Both Australia and Indonesia are heavily dependent on their extensive coastal regions and oceans for their food, income and well-being. Lkzz/www.shutterstock.com

In many ways, Australia and Indonesia represent ocean superpowers. The two neighbouring countries share huge marine resources and opportunities. At the same time both face increasing challenges to their oceans and coastal regions brought about by...

15 December 2016

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