Tuesday 31 August, 2010
- New Holland's Solar/Hydrogen Powered Tractor
A tractor that uses hydrogen fuel created in conjunction with renewable energy sources such as solar power - it's not just a concept on a designer's drawing board, it's a reality. Meet New Holland's NH2 tractor - the company's contribution to energy independent farming
- Catalyst Key To Personalised Renewable Energy Power Plants
The discovery of a new catalyst that boosts the production of oxygen in fuel cells will pave the way for “personalised” renewable energy power plants, a study has found.
Monday 30 August, 2010
- Origin, AGL Warn Of Electricity Price Increases
Energy Minister Martin Ferguson warned earlier this year that decisions of State and Territory Governments to attempt to hold back necessary electricity price increases would be "coming home to roost". He wasn't kidding.
- Sanyo's Solar Power Assisted Bus
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. and Ryobi Group have unveiled a solar power assisted bus to commemorate Ryobi's 100th anniversary.
Sunday 29 August, 2010
Thursday 26 August, 2010
- Seaswarm - Solar Powered Oil Skimmer
The recent BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster saw a number of new oil cleanup gadgets, gizmos and strategies thrust into the limelight. Here's MIT's latest contribution - the Seaswarm, driven by solar power.
- Victoria Streamlines Wind And Solar Farm Approvals
The Victorian Government has taken its first steps towards a significant increase in renewable energy sources for the state by announcing the streamlining of approvals for large-scale renewable projects like wind farms and thermal solar plants.
Wednesday 25 August, 2010
- Grid Parity For Solar Power In U.S. By 2015
In the 70's and 80's, the USA was a world leader in renewable energy; a position it lost due to its pursuit of fossil fuels. The nation's Recovery Act investments are helping the U.S. along the path to regaining its solar power crown.
- REC Solar Panels Win (Another) Industry Award
REC has won the Solar Industry Award for Module Innovation, presented by Solar PV Management Magazine.
- Bushfire Safety: Electricity Infrastructure And Renewable Energy
Burnt-out power lines and other expensive pieces of electricity grid infrastructure destroyed in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires could be replaced with stand-alone renewable energy sources like solar panels or wind turbines, according to a report by the Alternative Energy Association.
- 172MW Wind Farm Approved For Victoria
Victorian Planning Minister, Mr Justin Madden MP, last week granted a planning permit for the Crowlands Wind Farm, which will situated around 25km north east of Ararat in western Victoria.
Tuesday 24 August, 2010
- NSW Solar Bonus Scheme Review Announced
The New South Wales feed in tariff for solar power, called the Solar Bonus Scheme, has reached its first milestone of 50 megawatts installed capacity and will now come under review.
- Bosch Opens New Solar Cell Plant
Bosch is a name synonymous with excellence in German engineering, particularly in the automotive and household appliance sector. The company is also now making its presence felt in the solar power industry.
Monday 23 August, 2010
Sunday 22 August, 2010
Friday 20 August, 2010
Thursday 19 August, 2010
- Did Archimedes' Solar Powered Death Ray Exist?
Archimedes of Syracuse was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. The solar powered heat ray he is credited with inventing is thought by some to be a myth - but it may well have functioned based on the results of several experiments over the years.
- "Spray On" Window Solar Panels
While it's unlikely you'll be able to buy spray cans of solar cells at your local hardware store any time soon; researchers are making headway into creating compounds that could easily be applied to window glass to turn them into semi-transparent solar panels.
Wednesday 18 August, 2010
Tuesday 17 August, 2010
- SMA's Solar Inverter Business Powers On
Solar power inverter market leader SMA has announced that the first half of 2010 was the most successful half year in the company's history.
- Ford Turning To Solar Power
Ford Motor Co. has announced it will build a solar farm to generate electricity at its hybrid electric vehicle factory in Michigan. Another smaller solar power station will power lighting at the assembly plant.
Monday 16 August, 2010
Sunday 15 August, 2010
Friday 13 August, 2010
Thursday 12 August, 2010
- Solar Panel Recycling Initiatives Power Ahead
Unlike many of today's goods, solar panels have serviceable lives of decades and usually without any expensive repairs along the way. But all good things come to an end - or do they?
- $1 Billion Wind Farm for Victoria
AGL Energy Limited (AGL) and Meridian Energy (Meridian) have announced an agreement to build a 420 megawatt wind farm at Macarthur in Victoria.
Wednesday 11 August, 2010
Tuesday 10 August, 2010
Monday 09 August, 2010
Sunday 08 August, 2010
- Australian Greens Announce Renewable Energy Loan Guarantee Policy
Australian Greens Deputy Leader Senator Christine Milne yesterday announced a policy for $5 billion worth of loan guarantees for large-scale renewable energy developments; to work alongside an enhanced renewable energy target, a grant scheme and a feed-in tariff.
Thursday 05 August, 2010
- PETE Promises More Efficient Solar Power
Researchers at Stanford University say they have found a way to utilise both light and heat to make solar power production more than twice as efficient as existing methods - and possibly economical enough enough to compete with oil.
- Energy Matters Selected As Melbourne Awards Finalist
National solar power solutions provider Energy Matters has been selected as a finalist in the Environment category of the Melbourne Awards.
Wednesday 04 August, 2010
Tuesday 03 August, 2010
- Western Australia Launches Solar Feed In Tariff And Wind Farm
Energy Minister Peter Collier announced on Monday the official start of Western Australia's residential net feed-in tariff and construction of the state's largest wind farm.
- Solar Power Marketing Targeted By ACCC
Two solar power retailers in Queensland have been forced to change their marketing tactics after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found claims made in advertisements for home solar power systems were likely to mislead or deceive consumers.
Monday 02 August, 2010
- NASCAR's Solar Powered Raceway Unveiled
Solar power isn't one of the first things to spring to mind in relation to NASCAR racing, but a major solar farm constructed at Pocono raceway in Pennsylvania will make a major dent in the facility's greenhouse gas emissions and perhaps encourage other raceways to do the same.
- ATRAA 2010 - Australia's Biggest Solar Power Industry Event
ATRAA, Australia's largest solar industry conference, will take place at the Alice Springs Convention Centre this week.
Sunday 01 August, 2010
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