Sonnen begins li-ion exports to New Zealand

Adelaide lithium-ion home battery systems manufacturer, sonnen has begun shipping sonnenBatteries produced in the former Holden factory in South Australia to the New Zealand market. The company announced that its systems would be available through Taspac Energy which will begin training solar technicians and customers. As reported in @AuManufacturing news, the sonnenBatterie hybrid is a…

Profiles of success: the Brisbane company charging ahead in the race to power tomorrow’s cars

Electric cars sometimes get described as “batteries on wheels”. A charged 60 kW vehicle could power a home, including its air-conditioning, for four or five days. The possibilities of “bidirectional charging” through vehicles are being taken seriously by Japanese automakers, and widespread adoption of EVs could eventually – and drastically – change the ways people use and buy electricity.

L3-Micreo to export IED protection systems

Brisbane’s L3-Micreo will produce and export more than 14,000 SILVERSHIELD units which protect vehicles from radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The units will be delivered to the Afghanistan National Defence and Security Forces and are in addition to 16,000 systems exported in 2018. The latest contract, announced by defence industry minister, Linda Reynolds, brings to…