JANUARY 2010 | View archive list
Friday 29 January, 2010
- US Wind Power Grew 39% in 2009
According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the U.S. wind industry defied earlier expectations and experienced a bumper year in 2009.
Thursday 28 January, 2010
- UK Gears Up For Feed In Tariff
Final details of the long awaited Clean Energy Cashback scheme, the UK's feed in tariff, will be announced in a few days; amid calls for it to offer higher payments to renewable energy system owners.
- Suntech Announces U.S. Solar Panel Plant Location
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. today announced the company's first U.S. manufacturing plant will be located in the City of Goodyear, Arizona. The move makes Suntech the first clean-tech company to bring manufacturing employment to the United States.
Wednesday 27 January, 2010
- Greens Tout Renewable Energy Certificate Value Fix
The Greens will today announce the drafting of a private member's bill that would see solar hot water systems and home solar power installations added to Australia's Renewable Energy Target rather than counting towards it in an effort to boost flagging REC values.
Tuesday 26 January, 2010
- Intel Going Solar
Intel's amazing success has been based on silicon and now the world's leading computer chip maker will be using silicon in a different way - to generate solar power.
- New 1 Megawatt Solar Farm For Walmart
US retail giant Walmart announced completion of the company’s largest solar power project at its distribution center in Apple Valley, California last week.
Monday 25 January, 2010
Friday 22 January, 2010
Thursday 21 January, 2010
- France, Germany To Reduce Solar Feed In Tariffs
Two major markets for solar power are about to face interesting times. France and Germany will be cutting the rates paid to solar power system owners for generating electricity under their respective feed in tariff programs.
Wednesday 20 January, 2010
Tuesday 19 January, 2010
- Australian Solar Power Company Sponsors 20,000 Trees
National solar solutions provider Energy Matters has announced a major milestone in their tree planting initiative, stating the planting of 20,000 trees have been sponsored by the company in the last 18 months.
- Suntech Solar Panels To Power Shanghai World Expo
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. recently announced the commissioning of two Suntech solar panel powered grid connected solar energy systems on the China Pavilion and the Theme Pavilion of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
Monday 18 January, 2010
- Solarfun - Odd Name, Great Solar Panels
The name Solarfun to some people is reminiscent of good times at the beach rather than high quality solar power components. Nevertheless, that's exactly what Solarfun products are - and at a very economical price.
- Solar Power To Help Light Earthquake Ravaged Haiti
US company Sol Inc. is rendering assistance to the Haiti earthquake disaster effort by donating solar powered lighting systems so that relief efforts can be provided during dark hours and to provide greater safety and security to those affected.
Friday 15 January, 2010
Thursday 14 January, 2010
Wednesday 13 January, 2010
- SunPower Solar Energy System Installed At Harvard University
A 500-kilowatt SunPower based solar power system has been installed on the roof of one of the historic buildings at Harvard University and is the first rooftop solar array for the University.
- 2010 Looking Bright For Solarfun
Solarfun Power Holdings recently announced a substantial expansion to its production capacity due to anticipated demand and that it had secured three contracts to supply 12.65 MW of solar panels for solar farm projects.
Tuesday 12 January, 2010
Monday 11 January, 2010
- UK Set For Massive Wind Power Expansion
The Crown Estate last week announced the successful bidders in each of the nine Round 3 offshore wind zones within UK waters who will contribute to a 32GW boost in wind power capacity for the nation.
- Energy Matters Unveils Free Solar Analyser App For The iPhone
A new free iPhone and iPod Touch app (application) from national solar solutions provider Energy Matters takes assessing a site's suitability and solar electricity production potential out of the sole domain of installers and into the hands of home owners.
Friday 08 January, 2010
Thursday 07 January, 2010
Wednesday 06 January, 2010
- Strict Battery Recycling Laws Begin in EU
Manufacturers of all kinds of batteries sold in the European Union are now required to pay for the collection, treatment and recycling of batteries, including rechargeables and deep cycle batteries used in renewable energy applications.
- Laser Equipped Smart Wind Turbines
The National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark has successfully completed testing on a "smart" wind turbine equipped with laser technology.
Tuesday 05 January, 2010
- NSW Solar Bonus Scheme Defended
The New South Wales Solar Bonus Scheme, launched on January 1, is one of Australia's most generous feed in tariff schemes - but isn't without its critics.
- Liberal Party Would Introduce Uncapped Solar Panel Rebate?
A press release issued a short while ago by the office of Peter Garrett states the Government noted that today the Liberal Party has made what it says is a "new policy announcement" in regard to the insulation rebate and residential solar power systems.
Monday 04 January, 2010
- Solar Powered Eyes For The Blind
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a retinal implant that will make artificial vision more natural - thanks in part to the use of solar cells.
Friday 01 January, 2010
- NSW Solar Bonus Scheme Starts Today.. Sort Of
The New South Wales Government's Solar Bonus Scheme officially kicks off today; however, it appears that not all NSW electricity distributors are ready for the gross feed in tariff program.
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