today's announcement that the South Australian Government has awarded a contract to deploy a 129 megawatt hour (MWh) battery farm to help solve the State’s power problems.Redflow CEO Simon Hackett has commended
Mr Hackett said the ambitious Tesla project demonstrated the growing maturity of energy storage systems. “We believe that batteries have an integral role to play in the successful exploitation of renewable energy sources,” he said.
"Elon Musk’s promise to deploy 129 MWh of batteries for SA in 100 days is a big challenge, even for a US$50 billion company like Tesla. As a far smaller company, Redflow is not yet configured to produce that volume of batteries in that timeframe, so we will continue delivering our ZBM2 and ZCell batteries to telecom and residential customers in Australia and overseas.
"This is not a competition between Tesla and other battery companies, it's about renewables and energy storage demonstrating their capacity to technically and affordably replace fossil fuels. I look forward to seeing a system of that scale running on the South Australian grid as soon as possible.
"This project sets South Australia up as a world leader in the use of battery storage with renewable energy - a true signpost of the future of the world. I'm thrilled about that. The global energy storage market is huge and essentially it is largely untapped. This project will act as a validation point and an accelerant of change.
"Redflow is well positioned to be a part of the solution in markets appropriate to its technology. Every battery manufacturer is likely to be busy for the foreseeable future, all working to their respective technical strengths.”
Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, has enhanced its Centrify Identity Platform to increase administrator security and ease of use for managing Mac computers.
Centrify’s enhancements deliver local administrator password management for Macs and comprehensive Mac application management and software distribution via turnkey integration with the Munki open source solution. These new capabilities enable Mac administrators to implement best practices for controlling privileged access on Macs while at the same time simplifying management of Mac endpoints.
Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King said these latest security capabilities extended shared account password management (SAPM) from servers, network devices, Windows and Linux endpoints to Mac. “At the same time, they simplify Mac application management with Munki support that enables users to install applications without knowing the admin password,” he said. “The Centrify Identity Platform secures Mac endpoints as well as Windows and Linux with our market leading Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) and privileged identity management (PIM) solutions that help stop breaches across endpoints, infrastructure and apps.”
An initiative to highlight the achievements of people with albinism will tomorrow reach out through communities nation-wide as Australians celebrate the third World Albinism Awareness Day.
With a frequency of one in 17,000, more than 1300 Australians are affected by albinism, a genetic condition that arises from a lack of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, typically causing pale skin, white hair and poor eyesight, often in the range of legal blindness.
Tomorrow, throughout Australia, children with albinism and their parents will use World Albinism Awareness Day to share with classmates their experiences of the world, why they avoid the sun and the challenges of limited vision.
Australians with albinism work in a wide range of professions, with members of the community including a State MP, a doctor, business owners, a professional singer and an astronomer.
In Geelong, two schoolgirls born with oculocutaneous albinism, Sammy McCombe, 12, and Lucy Carpenter, 14, recently launched an Instagram account to use fashion to raise awareness of the condition. The duo use it to model the latest clothing to show people that different is beautiful. Their Instagram account @Lucy_and_sammy has already attracted more than 4000 followers! “I have been very surprised at how many people loved our photos and gave us great feedback,” revealed Sammy (above, right).