A leg-up for solar energy storage  

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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.

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Speaking of solar, as it turns out... FINALLY! Some serious steps towards a commercially available solar energy plan. (http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=9DLNAOBPZMW2&preview=article&linkid=9b309ff2-b46a-4a76-ac89-ea5ea8f94f96&pdaffid=ZVFwBG5jk4Kvl9OaBJc5%2bg%3d%3d) Now I know this is but a baby step, but with our government, this might as well be a milestone. Progress, progress.

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