Thursday 30 April, 2009
- Israel Inaugurates Unique Solar Farm
While concentrated photovoltaic technology is widespread; a new Israeli solar farm combines it with a water-based cooling system that not only dramatically boosts solar cell efficiency, but also provides hot water suitable for use in homes.
Wednesday 29 April, 2009
Tuesday 28 April, 2009
- Victoria - The Green Jobs State?
The 'Victoria – The Green Jobs State: Seizing The Opportunities' document uses a series of case studies to demonstrate that more over 25,000 new jobs could be be generated in just five industries in Victoria while delivering substantial greenhouse gas emission reductions.
- UK To Crack Down On Coal Power
In an announcement late last week, the UK government proposed sweeping changes that would see the construction of any new coal based power stations require a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) component.
Monday 27 April, 2009
- Breaking News - Tasmania Off Grid Solar Rebate Halted
A solar industry source in Tasmania reported on the weekend that in Tasmania, RRPGP funding for off grid wind and solar power systems has been halted.
- The Solar Power Sharks Are Circling
While the solar industry in Australia is generally populated by ethical companies that have a genuine passion for the products they sell, the explosion of low quality equipment coupled with financial incentives have seen some fly-by-night operations set up shop to take advantage of consumers; offering deals that seem too good to be true - and in many cases, indeed they are.
- Solar Powered Farts And Energy Storage
While energy storage has always posed somewhat of a challenge when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing; a technology showing promise is using solar power and wind energy to help generate farts, or more accurately, methane.
Friday 24 April, 2009
- Tasmania's Agfest Goes Solar
Tasmania's Agfest 2008 was a great success with over 64,000 people attending over 3 days. This year the event is expected to attract even more interest thanks to attractions such as helicopter rides and new technologies being showcased, including solar power.
- Regional Electrical Engineering Forum 2009
The Regional Electrical Engineering Forum 2009, to be held in Tasmania, will examine and discuss the latest local and international practices and standards in electrical safety, switchgear & power cables, remote and emergency power; with a focus on the engineering environment and people of Tasmania.
Thursday 23 April, 2009
Wednesday 22 April, 2009
Tuesday 21 April, 2009
Monday 20 April, 2009
- Net Zero Energy Homes
The US Building Technologies Program aims to refine technologies and design innovations to create marketable and affordable zero energy homes by 2020 and zero energy commercial buildings by 2025.
- ATA Seeks Help From Solar Grid Connect Owners
The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is seeking data on grid connect solar power systems to use as evidence to support suggested alterations to the proposed Feed-in-Tariff legislation in the Victorian State Parliament.
Friday 17 April, 2009
- $1.2M For Adelaide Solar City Projects
Minister for the Environment Peter Garrett has announced over $1.2 million from the Australian Government to go towards installation of solar panels at various locations around Adelaide.
- Solar Powered Beer
Americans are well known for their affection for Budweiser beer and now the tipple is just a little bit greener thanks to solar power; giving somewhat a new meaning to their product "Bud Light".
Thursday 16 April, 2009
Wednesday 15 April, 2009
- Solar Power And Direct Propulsion
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are utilizing carbon nanotubes to build small machines directly propelled by solar power.
- Victoria's Wimmera Sets Sights On Solar Farm
The Wimmera Development Association has announced it will submit a formal request to the Victorian State Government for a solar farm to be constructed in the area.
Tuesday 14 April, 2009
Monday 13 April, 2009
- Solar Panel Powered City
A planned new city south of the Tampa Bay area and east of Fort Myers in Florida, USA will be powered by the world's largest solar panel based solar farm.
- 22 Megawatt Solar Farm For Canberra
The ACT government is offering a $30 million subsidy to build a solar farm in Canberra with enough capacity to generate at least 22 megawatts of clean electricity - enough to power ten thousand homes..
Friday 10 April, 2009
- Australian Off Grid Solar Rebate Under Threat
The Australian Government's RRPGP (Renewable Remote Power Generation Programme) provides up to a 50% rebate on off grid solar power and wind energy, giving rural people greater access to renewable energy sourced electricity However, it appears the important program is under threat due to funding issues.
Thursday 09 April, 2009
- Australia's First Solar Powered Car?
The Australian Federal Government has announced the first all-electric car certified to run on Australian roads. The Mitsubishi- made iMiEV should start rolling off production lines from June this year.
Wednesday 08 April, 2009
- The Virus Battery
MIT researchers have recently demonstrated the ability to genetically engineer
viruses to construct more environmentally friendly batteries.
- Earth Day 2009's Renewable Energy Focus
Earth Day 2009 will herald the beginning of the 'Green Generation Campaign', with a focus on renewable energy and shifting the world's dependence on fossil fuels, including coal.
Tuesday 07 April, 2009
Monday 06 April, 2009
- Victoria's Proposed Solar Feed In Tariff Flawed
On the weekend, The Age reported that an analysis tabled in Parliament and released to The Age under Freedom of Information laws found the Stae Government's solar feed in tariff plan would fail as an incentive and do little to cut greenhouse emissions over the next 15 years.
- Rooftop Solar Panel System For Port Of Los Angeles
Within 5 years, the Port of Los Angeles will have 10 megawatts capacity of solar panel arrays covering over 100,000 square meters.
Friday 03 April, 2009
- Australia's Solar Hot Water Uptake Soaring
Australia's Environment Minister Peter Garrett stated today that more than 6,000 Australians have already applied for the new $1,600 Federal Government solar hot water rebate under the $3.9 billion Energy Efficient Homes Package.
- ATA Slams 'Perverse' Victorian Feed In Tariff
According to the Alternative Technology Association, the Victorian government's proposed feed-in tariff will wipe thousands of dollars owed to homes with grid connect solar power installed.
Thursday 02 April, 2009
Wednesday 01 April, 2009
- South Africa Announces Feed In Tariffs
South Africa is the latest country to offer feed in tariff incentives to stimulate uptake of renewable energy.
- Secret Solar Powered Death Ray Project Unveiled
Solar power and going green is most definitely in - it's hip, it's happening - even in the armed forces. An Australian company with no previous history in military hardware development has unveiled what they term a GWMD (Green Weapon Of Mass Destruction) - a solar powered death ray.
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