Projects

Cool Roof Validation

Lab and field validation of a new breed of heat reflective coatings for use in air conditioned commercial and domestic properties. Outcomes include classification of benefits for energy and demand management outcomes.

Industry Engagement:
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  • StrongGuard Pty Ltd
  • ShieldCoat Pty Ltd
  • James Cook University
  • Cathedral School Townsville
  • Qld Department of Education
  • ERM Energy
  • Retail First
  • Federation Centres
  • Woolworths
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation

Network Voltage Regulation

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Technical validation of a number of network voltage regulation devices to characterise performance as a device to manage power quality issues arising from Solar PV penetration in the distribution network. Outcomes include a network characterisation model to assist the utility in assessment of voltage regulation benefits.

Industry Engagement:

  • MicroPlanet Inc
  • Magtech

Superconductivity

Scoping of the establishment of an Australian based superconductivity lab based at QUT’s Heavy Current Facility at Banyo.
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Industry Collaboration:

  • Karlsruhe University
  • CIGRE
  • American Superconductor
  • Sumitomo
  • Powerlink
  • Energex

LED Street Light Trials

Lab and field trials of adaptive controls on LED street lighting to validate the whole of state benefits of mass deployment. Key outcomes include the development of business models to overcome existing regulatory and cultural barriers to LED street lighting technology. In addition an innovative financing model is being developed to assist in a potential roll out.
led-lightsIndustry Engagement:

  • LED Roadway Lighting
  • Pecan Lighting
  • Townsville City Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation