Author: STELR

In 2019 a new category has been introduced to the Western Australian Premier’s Science Awards – the Shell Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year Award ($10,000 prize). Applications are now open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate and post graduate students currently completing a science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine or health university degree in WA. Closing date is 23...

STELR has spread its reach to the North American continent. A school in the United States and one in Canada, have recently acquired STELR Renewable Energy resources. Corona Foothills Middle School in Arizona purchased our equipment in February and Laurentian Regional High School in Quebec received their STELR equipment through the generous support of STELR's principal sponsor, Orica....

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has released a new short film, Towards a water wise world. In the film SIWI explains how the growing water crisis will change the way we live and do business. The film aims to increase awareness of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, most of which are strongly linked to water. The film focuses on...

In Australia, consumers generate about 4 per cent of electricity. Predictions by the Australian Renewable Energy Authority (ARENA) say this could rise to 50 percent in the next few decades. ARENA is funding to 12 projects and studies to further integrate distributed energy resources (DER) into the electricity system. What are distributed energy resources? In the twentieth century, large power stations generated...

In September last year, the world’s biggest offshore wind farm was opened. Located off the UK’s Cumbrian coast in the Irish Sea, it has an area of about 175 square kilometres, a capacity of 659 megawatts - enough to power 590,000 homes. It was a short-lived record as the Hornsea One wind farm, off the Yorkshire coast, comes on line this...

A housing estate in the Sydney suburb of Blacktown is being equipped with geothermal heat pumps to tap into year-round subterranean temperatures of around 20 degrees. In the first of its kind development, the Fairwater housing community will also play a major role in determining the feasibility of commercial-scale ground-source heat pumps. Last month the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has...