FEBRUARY 2012 | View archive list
Wednesday 29 February, 2012
Tuesday 28 February, 2012
Monday 27 February, 2012
- New Solar Farm For Mars Chocolate North America
Mars Chocolate North America has unveiled a new 4.4-acre solar garden installed at the companyís Henderson, Nevada factory; providing 100 percent of the electricity required by the Ethel Ms specialty chocolate plant during peak operating hours.
- Euro Utilities Declare War On Solar PV
Euro utilities try to curb PV installation as merit order effect impact bites into earnings, while China pushes PV throttle to the floor says Giles Parkinson.
- BP Bails On Moree Solar Farm
BP's involvement with solar power continues to crumble. The company has reportedly exited the Moree Solar Farm consortium; but another major player is ready to take its place.
Friday 24 February, 2012
- Global Wind Energy Powered Ahead In 2011
This month saw the release of the Global Wind Energy Councilís wrap-up of 2011, and the figures show wind power continued to surge ahead in a global climate of political and economic uncertainty.
- Mars Rover Solar Panels Thick With Dust
An amazing image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a huge amount of dust coating the rover's solar panels; making them appear to almost blend in with the surrounding landscape - and yet they continue to generate electricity.
Thursday 23 February, 2012
Wednesday 22 February, 2012
Tuesday 21 February, 2012
Monday 20 February, 2012
Friday 17 February, 2012
Thursday 16 February, 2012
Wednesday 15 February, 2012
Tuesday 14 February, 2012
Monday 13 February, 2012
- Solar Energy Rules In A State Of Confusion
A surprising prediction in the latest Queensland Renewable Energy Plan has raised questions about whether the state is about to end its solar feed-in-tariff says RenewEconomy's Giles Parkinson.
- 165 Metre High Solar Tower Completed
The Crescent Dunes solar thermal power plant is one step closer to producing clean energy from the Nevada desert sun, with the company announcing the completion of a 540-foot (165-metre)-high receiver tower at the site.
- LiFePO4 Batteries Show Promise For Solar Power Systems
Off-grid solar power system owners contemplating the use of lithium batteries for energy storage will be encouraged by results of recent testing.
- £1 Billion Wind Farm Opened
A wind farm with enough capacity to provide for the electricity needs of up to 320,000 households - and reportedly the largest operating facility of its kind in the world to date - has been officially opened.
Friday 10 February, 2012
Thursday 09 February, 2012
- Alta Devices Announces Solar Panel Efficiency Record
Alta Devices has achieved a new record efficiency of 23.5 percent with its most recent solar panel, after testing and verification from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
- New Australian Government Energy Efficiency Programs Opened
The Gillard Government has just announced the opening of series of energy efficiency initiatives and assistance targeted towards business, local government, households and communities.
- Energy Matters Video News - Episode 57 - February 9, 2012
Virginia reports on Senator Christine Milne's criticism of Energy Minister Martin Ferguson's handling of Solar Flagships, a $1.3 million solar power system for Hervey Bay Hospital, a 189 megawatt wind farm for Victoria and Intel the USA's biggest purchaser of green power.†
- Solar Boost For Tucson Coal Fired Power Station
An old fired coal fired power plant in Tucson Arizona that reportedly belches over a million tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year will be expanded soon; but this time, solar power will provide extra generation capacity.
Wednesday 08 February, 2012
Tuesday 07 February, 2012
Monday 06 February, 2012
- Make Your Own Solar Panels Using Green Waste
Imagine using the solar energy captured by your lawn clippings to charge a mobile phone. Thatís the aim of research currently being carried out at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
- 266kW Solar Panel System For Queensland's Hervey Bay Hospital
Energy Minister Stephen Robertson recently announced the completion of contractual arrangements to install a 266 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar power system at Hervey Bay Hospital.
- EU To Force Solar Panel Recycling
While initiatives for solar panel recycling in the European Union are already in place, the EU Parliament will amend guidelines for its WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive to set a minimum for the number of modules recycled.
- Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm Receives Final Approval
The Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm near Colac in south west Victoria recently received final approval from the Victorian government.
Friday 03 February, 2012
Thursday 02 February, 2012
Wednesday 01 February, 2012
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