Third solar plus battery plant for Adelaide.

Canada’s Eguana Technologies has become the third energy storage group to announce it will set up facilities in Adelaide to assemble and manufacture lithium ion battery storage systems. Attracted by the state’s subsidised home renewables scheme, Eguana joins Sonnen and Alpha-ESS who will make batteries at the former Holden assembly plant north of the city.…

BMW 3D prints its millionth part.

3D printing is rapidly gaining traction in full scale production with news one of the field’s leaders, BMW has printed one million automotive parts. The German company has been using additive manufacturing for 25 years but prototyping is fast giving way to production. The company printed 200,000 production parts this year, a 42 per cent…

Renewables spark change and opportunity for industry.

Analysis by Peter Roberts. Step-changes in technology are accompanied by the demise of companies and industries, but negative economic effects are almost always outweighed by new business opportunities that emerge. As renewable take hold in electrical generation in Australia numerous companies have been formed or taken the opportunity to diversify. Examples include solar-voltaic panel manufacturer,…

Rode Microphones expands to podcast electronics.

Sydney professional audio manufacturer RØDE Microphones has branched out into a fast growing area of media with the release of an all-in-one podcast production studio, the RØDECaster Pro. The RØDECaster creates professional-quality podcasts using its four microphone channels, inputs for all modern devices and advanced sound processing. It is programmable from your computer and livestreams…