Monday 30 April, 2012
Thursday 26 April, 2012
- Tonga's Solar Grandmothers
Two grandmothers from the island nation of Tonga have acquired the skills to install solar panel systems in the nation's communities without access to mains grid electricity.
- 2012 P3 Award Solar Winners
The U.S. EPA has awarded more than $1 million in grants to 15 university and college teams for their innovative environmental solutions. Among the winners are several projects related to solar power.
- Most Overestimate The Cost Of Going Solar
A recent survey carried out in the USA reveals the vast majority of people overestimate the cost of installing solar power systems.
Wednesday 25 April, 2012
- UK/US To Collaborate On Floating Wind Turbines
A new agreement between the UK and US governments will see an increased focus on developing floating wind turbines for use in offshore areas that have substantial wind resources, but which are off-limits to fixed-structure wind turbines due to water depth.
- The USA's Biggest Green Electricity Users
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its Top 50 Green Power Partnership rankings, with Microsoft entering the top 5 and McDonald's USA also making its debut appearance on the Top 50 list.
Tuesday 24 April, 2012
Monday 23 April, 2012
Friday 20 April, 2012
- Repowering Port Augusta With Solar And Wind - Blueprint
Non-profit think-tank Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) has released 'Repowering Port Augusta'; a blueprint for replacing South Australia's emissions intensive Northern and Playford B brown coal-fired power stations with wind power and solar energy facilities.
- 'Turbo' For Solar Cells Developed
Solar cells for home solar power systems with conversion efficiencies approaching 40% are on the horizon thanks in part to Australian ingenuity.
Thursday 19 April, 2012
Wednesday 18 April, 2012
Tuesday 17 April, 2012
Monday 16 April, 2012
Friday 13 April, 2012
Thursday 12 April, 2012
Wednesday 11 April, 2012
- New York City To Triple Solar Power Capacity
New York City will triple its production of solar power by installing rooftop photovoltaic systems on 10 public buildings in an effort to cut carbon emissions and meet energy efficiency targets under the city's PlaNYC 2030 plan.
- AGL, Origin, TRUenergy In ACCC's Sights Re: Green Power
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is reportedly looking into claims by the Greens that AGL, Origin and TRUenergy are using their position to stymie the roll-out of competing wind and solar power projects.
- Energy Matters Video News - Episode 64 - April 11, 2012
Virginia reports on Australia's top solar postcodes, a solar powered reactor for creating hydrogen currently undergoing testing, AGL dumps on small-scale solar energy (again) and the development of solar cells thinner than spider silk.
- Australia's Top Solar Postcodes - 2012 Update
The latest data on home solar power system uptake in Australia again highlights the fact that solar isn't exclusively the realm of the inner-city affluent; but a tool households of all income levels and from all areas are using to rein in rapidly increasing electricity bills.
Tuesday 10 April, 2012
Monday 09 April, 2012
Friday 06 April, 2012
- The Power Of 10,000 Suns - Solar Hydrogen Reactor
Hydrogen as a clean fuel is particularly alluring, but to split hydrogen from water is incredibly energy intensive. Using fossil fuels as the source of energy would defeat much of the purpose of hydrogen fuel, so researchers have turned to renewable sources.
- Solar Cells Thinner Than Spider Silk
Researchers have developed flexible, stretchable polymer-based solar cells on plastic foil substrates thinner than spider silk and able to generate 10 watts per gram.
Thursday 05 April, 2012
Wednesday 04 April, 2012
Tuesday 03 April, 2012
Monday 02 April, 2012
Sunday 01 April, 2012
- Dark side turns to solar power
The dark side is one of the largest users of solar power in the universe. From TIE fighters to Orbital Solar Energy Transfer Satellites, solar's power is almost as strong as the Force.
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