Friday 29 May, 2009
Thursday 28 May, 2009
Wednesday 27 May, 2009
- 26,000 Renewable Energy Jobs For Australia
According to the Climate Institute, $31 billion worth of renewable energy investments are underway or are planned for Australia, which will create over 26,000 jobs.
- India's Ambitious National Solar Mission
India is considering embarking on an ambitious renewable energy plan to provide cost-effective energy solutions to meet rapidly growing electricity demand; a demand already so great that blackouts are not uncommon in the country.
Tuesday 26 May, 2009
Monday 25 May, 2009
- Sanyo Breaks Solar Cell Efficiency Record
Sanyo announced on Saturday the company has broken its own record for crystalline solar cell conversion efficiency in Sanyo's HIT solar panel range.
- Solar Botanic - Solar Power From Trees
A company called Solar Botanic may have a solution for sensitive home owner associations that object to solar panels - artificial trees that make use of renewable energy from the sun and wind.
Friday 22 May, 2009
Thursday 21 May, 2009
Wednesday 20 May, 2009
Tuesday 19 May, 2009
- Feed In Tariffs - Stimulus Without The Public Debt
Most stimulus packages are being paid from rapidly shrinking tax revenues that aren't enough to cover the splurges, with the result that public borrowing is rising rapidly. But there is another way and stimulus packages that do not require the commitment of public financial resources, such as feed in tariffs for renewable energy, are receiving little consideration.
- The Lithium Air Battery
Research work led by researchers at the University of St Andrews with partners at Strathclyde and Newcastle is focusing on a new type of air-fuelled battery could provide up to ten times the energy storage of designs currently available.
Monday 18 May, 2009
- Solar Gross Feed In Tariff For Western Australia
Announced last week, $13.5 million will be allocated over four years to introduce a gross feed-in tariff for home solar energy energy systems in Western Australia. The state's program will be one of the most generous in Australia.
- World's Largest Solar Farm Project For Australia
The Australian Government has highlighted a lofty goal - to build four solar farms that generate three times as much power as the world's current largest project based in California
- Taller Wind Turbine Towers Boost Power Generation
In the world of wind power, bigger turbines have been the trend for increased power generation, but a Netherlands based company believes that taller turbines may be the better way to go.
Friday 15 May, 2009
- Renewable Energy Global Status Report Highlights
REN21’s renewable energy report comes in the midst of a global economic crisis, but shows there are many reasons to be optimistic with recent growth in the sector surpassing all predictions, including those made within the industry.
Thursday 14 May, 2009
- UK Solar Power Grid Parity By 2013
A new analysis demonstrates that grid connect solar power systems on British homes could be generating electricity as cheap as conventional electricity by 2013.
- World's Largest Solar Powered Stadium
The new main stadium for the World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan boasts Taiwan's largest solar panel installation to date and is also the world's biggest solar powered sports facility.
Wednesday 13 May, 2009
- Budget - Coal Cleans Up, Off Grid Rebate In Doubt
Last night's budget saw $4.5 billion to go towards clean energy, but the lion's share went to coal and future funding of Australia's off grid solar rebate remains in doubt.
- Thin Film Solar Cell 19.6% Efficiency Achieved
A record has been set by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, for thin film solar cell conversion efficiency, which has produced under pilot production conditions.
Tuesday 12 May, 2009
- Suntech To Open US Solar Panel Plant
Suntech, the largest crystalline silicon solar panel manufacturer in the world, is looking to expand its manufacturing presence beyond China into the USA to capture more of the growing North American solar power market.
- Sun Running Low On Energy?
Is this the worst nightmare of every solar power system owner - is the sun running low on the juice that generates their electricity?
Monday 11 May, 2009
- Low Cost Green Loans Launch Date Announced
Australia's Environment Minister, Peter Garrett. announced on Friday the launch date and further details of a green loans program designed to assist Australian families in making their homes more energy and water efficient.
Friday 08 May, 2009
Thursday 07 May, 2009
- South Australia Solar Power Info Session Draws Capacity Crowd
The Blyth Cinema in South Australia was filled to capacity for a recent solar power information session hosted by the Blyth Development Board. Speaking at the meeting were Troy Harris and Colin Lord of national solar power company Energy Matters.
- Victoria Feed In Tariff Rally Held
Hundreds gathered outside Victoria's Parliament House in Melbourne yesterday to voice their dissatisfaction at draft solar power feed-in tariff laws they say will do nothing to for jobs or the environment.
Wednesday 06 May, 2009
- In Pursuit Of Wind Turbine Blade Perfection
Researchers have developed sensors and software to continuously monitor forces exerted on wind turbine blades, a step toward improving efficiency by adjusting for rapidly changing wind conditions.
Tuesday 05 May, 2009
- Australia Revamps Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
The Australian Government has repackaged its Carbon Pollution Reduction scheme to try and win support for the controversial program that has been heavily opposed by both green groups and industry.
- Migratory Bird Friendly Wind Farm
The 202 MW Peñascal wind farm in Texas, operated by the Spanish firm Iberdrola Renewables, has found a way to protect migrating birds at times of peak activity.
Monday 04 May, 2009
- Victoria Solar Feed In Tariff Rally This Wednesday
A rally to protest Victoria's draft feed in tariff legislation in its current form will be held at 1.00pm, Wednesday 6th May on the steps of Parliament House, in Spring St Melbourne.
- Solar Power And Water Consumption
While solar power and wind energy are overwhelmingly green by general comparison when it comes to power generation, considerable amounts of water are also needed for the most (currently) cost-efficient type of large-scale solar farms
Friday 01 May, 2009
- LED Lighting And Solar Power
While still considerably more expensive than CFL bulbs, LED lighting offer some advantages over CFL; particularly for solar power system owners.
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