Ocean renewable energy
CSIRO modelling predicts that wave energy could play a large part in Australia’s future energy mix. Ocean energy extraction is an emerging technology and research is required on the nature of the resource, technology, performance and understanding the wider impacts.
Preparing the ground for our electricity make-over
Change is a-coming! In 2050 CSIRO predicts that our homes and businesses could be powered by over 20 different energy sources and technologies. Together with our partners we are helping Australia’s electricity sector prepare for the monumental make-over required to undergo the transformation.
Future Grid Cluster
CSIRO’s Future Grid Cluster is a three year, $13 million research program that brings together CSIRO and four Australian universities to explore the future of Australia’s electricity and gas network. The Cluster will deliver the first analytical framework, to help identify lowest cost pathways to integrating renewable energy sources and technologies into Australia’s electricity grid.
CSIRO Energy Centre
The CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle is a state-of-the-art facility which showcases a unique combination of energy efficient building design and small-scale generation units delivering renewable and low emission power to the site.
Energymark is helping households and communities reduce their carbon footprints, lower energy consumption and save on power bills.
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.