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Australia's largest solar thermal research hub

The first of its kind in Australia, this large-scale demonstration site will be an international hub for researching and commercialising concentrated solar energy technologies.

Mr Daniel Rowe: teaching an old grid new tricks

Mr Daniel Rowe is leading key smart grids and solar cooling research projects to help adapt current energy systems into the efficient, effective and sustainable systems of the future.

Future Fuels Forum

The Future Fuels Forum brought together community, industry and government to plan for the future of transport fuels.

Electric Driveway: vehicles and household power

CSIRO is evaluating the benefits and impact of electric vehicles on Australia’s electricity networks and energy systems, and in the homes and cities of the future, to help reduce emissions from electricity generation and transport.

Energy overview

Australia has abundant reserves of coal and natural gas, large potential supplies of biomass and geothermal energy, and virtually unlimited sunlight, wind, wave and tidal power. Using the resources wisely is our challenge.

Geothermal energy: clean and sustainable energy for the future

CSIRO is developing and applying geothermal capabilities to help secure Australia's energy future in a low emissions world.

Cooling supercomputers using geothermal energy

CSIRO has developed a geothermal solution for cooling the Pawsey Centre supercomputer in Perth. This innovative project is the first of its kind in Australia, and is expected to save 14.5 million litres of water in its first two years' of operation.

Plug and Play Solar Power: smarter integration of solar energy in hybrid applications

'Plug and play’ (PnP) technology aims to tackle the cost and complexity of integrating solar energy in hybrid systems.

Australian solar thermal research initiative

CSIRO, six Australian universities and three international universities have formed the Australian solar thermal research initiative (ASTRI).

Renewable Energy and Transformations student workshop (New South Wales)

Learn all about the different types of energy and how they are harnessed in the hands-on Renewable Energy & Transformations program, run by CSIRO for New South Wales students in Years 7 - 8.

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.

Air Conditioning Research Facilities

CSIRO has established a team of building energy experts and state-of-the-art test facilities to develop and assess conventional air conditioning and new solar cooling techniques and technologies.

Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT)

The Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) is a collaboration between CSIRO and the State Government of Queensland. Research at QCAT covers robotics and automation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, casting processes, mining science and engineering and improvement of iron ore processing.

Process magazine

The October 2010 issue of Process demonstrates how applying CSIRO expertise to a wide range of projects in the minerals sector will help to create wealth for Australia. (12 pages)

Process magazine

The June 2011 issue of Process celebrates the International Year of Chemistry by exploring the wide-ranging impact of chemical research on minerals processing. (12 pages)

Process magazine

The June 2010 issue of Process demonstrates how applying CSIRO expertise to a wide range of industry projects continues to have a positive impact on the Australian minerals sector. (12 pages)

Process magazine

The October 2008 issue shows how CSIRO is collaborating with research partners to maintain our scientific edge and help Australia's minerals industry maintain its competitive edge. (12 pages)

Process magazine

The February 2010 issue of Process outlines a number of technologies currently being developed through CSIRO's Flagship program that aim to provide a competitive edge for iron ore, gold, nickel and alumina producers. (12 pages)

Process magazine

The February 2009 issue looks at the latest research in hydrometallurgy and how it is helping alumina, base metals and gold processors. (12 pages)

Solar cooling

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.

Organic Light Emitting Diodes

Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) are an emerging display technology that delivers high contrast, high colour purity and highly efficient screens and lights.

Dr Scott Watkins: developing next generation low-cost solar cells of the future

Dr Scott Watkins is applying CSIRO's world-class understanding of polymer science to create new electroactive materials for the next generation of plastic electronics and energy devices.

Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC): Annual Reports

The Australian Resources Research Centre Annual Report presents details of the activities of the centre.

Printing solar power like money (Podcast 16 May 2013)

Scientists have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells in Australia – 10 times the size of what they were previously able to – thanks to a new solar cell printer that has been installed at CSIRO.

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.

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