The OptiCOOL technology has been designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce excessive energy consumption and save on running costs without sacrificing the comfort of the people who occupy the building.
Solar power: energy from the sun
CSIRO is a world leader in solar research. As renewable energy becomes more and more important to lowering greenhouse gas emissions, CSIRO is making solar power more efficient and effective.
Renewable Energy Integration Facility
Researchers at the Renewable Energy Integration Facility are examining new grid design and operation techniques that can significantly transform electricity networks.
The National Research Flagships Program is one of the largest scientific initiatives ever mounted in Australia. Clusters, which are the main element of the Flagship Collaboration Fund offer opportunities for collaborations in areas of national importance.
CSIRO is developing new technologies and systems which use solar thermal energy to provide low emission cooling - or heating - for buildings and refrigeration for food storage.
Mr Paul Graham: energy economist
Mr Paul Graham, an economist with expertise in energy market analysis, forecasting and economic modelling, is interested in the role and flexibility of technology in managing risk.
The Energy Futures Forum (EFF)
The Energy Futures Forum completed its major objectives and released its final report The heat is on: the future of energy in Australia in December 2006.
UltraBattery: no ordinary battery
This innovative advancement on conventional battery design from the Energy Transformed National Research Flagship delivers low cost, long life, high performance power and provides a solution for future energy storage needs.
CSIRO's futuristic hardware and software innovations are powering the push to use energy more efficiently and draw it from sustainable sources.
Australian solar energy forecasting system
CSIRO’s Australian solar energy forecasting system will produce the most advanced operational solar forecasting system available, allowing the widespread integration of solar power into the National Energy Market.
Solar fuels road map
CSIRO is convening a world-first forum of select experts to evaluate the commercial and technical options for solar fuels.
Improving ventilation and thermal comfort in buildings
The combination of modelling expertise, experimentally-based data and CSIRO software is helping to address ventilation and thermal issues in built environments. The technology is producing gains in energy efficiency and the health of indoor environment.
Flagship postgraduate scholarships
National Research Flagships offer full and top-up Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships to high quality students who wish to work on a Flagship research project.
Flagship research projects
Flagship Collaboration Fund projects provide a means to engage outside expertise to help achieve a particular flagship objective and to enhance collaboration with the university sector.