Thursday 31 May, 2012
- Australian Rooftop Solar PV Information Paper Released
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has given solar PV the recognition it deserves, committing to publishing analysis of existing and forecast levels of rooftop solar PV in its annual forecasting reports.†
- Wind Power 'The New Baseload' In South Australia
Achieving 20% renewable energy in Australia by 2020 isn't impossible - in fact, South Australia has already blown past that goal courtesy of wind energy primarily, with a helping hand from residential solar panel installations.
Wednesday 30 May, 2012
Tuesday 29 May, 2012
Monday 28 May, 2012
- Solar Households Stung By Poor Quality Inverters
A consumer watchdog organisation in South Australia states it is receiving dozens of phone calls a week from disgruntled owners of solar power systems who have discovered their systems feature low quality inverters.
- Solar Trade Wars - China Strikes Back
Faced with tariffs of up to 250% on Chinese made solar panels imported into the USA; China's solar industry and government certainly isn't done fighting yet.
Friday 25 May, 2012
Thursday 24 May, 2012
- AGL's Loy Yang A Takeover Approved
AGL may be rejoicing after the ACCC approved the company's takeover bid for Victoria's largest power station and adjacent coal mine; but it may again place the Clean Energy Council (CEC) in an uncomfortable situation.
- ACT Narrows Field For Australia's First Solar Auction
The ACT Government has narrowed down the field for the nationís first large scale solar auction to 22 proposals from 10 different developers for the first 20MW to be allocated under its program.
- World's Largest CIS Solar Farm Connected
Solar Frontier and Germany's BELECTRIC have announced the completion and grid connection of the world's largest CIS thin-film solar power plant in Bochow, Brandenburg, Germany.
- Solar - A Sweet Electricity Solution For Queensland's Sugar Mills?
A draft determination on electricity costs for 2012/13 from the Queensland Competition Authority has the state's sugar mills very concerned as they will face an average power price increase of 150%.
Wednesday 23 May, 2012
Tuesday 22 May, 2012
- A Wind Turbine Made With Wood
Looking somewhat like a Hills Hoist that has come off second best in a tussle with a tornado, the Hercules wind turbine employs cutting edge technology with old world materials - wood.
- US Feds May Whack Up To 250% Tariff On Chinese Solar Panels
The fallout from the US solar 'trade war' has resulted in a hefty proposed antidumping duty (AD) on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells from China, whether or not assembled into solar panels.
Monday 21 May, 2012
Friday 18 May, 2012
Thursday 17 May, 2012
Wednesday 16 May, 2012
Tuesday 15 May, 2012
Monday 14 May, 2012
Friday 11 May, 2012
- Solar Win Brings Smile To Agfest Patron
Gary Woodward has been announced the winner of an Energy Matters solar power system after entering a draw at last weekendís Agfest Field Days in Tasmania.
- Mars Rover Opportunity Solars On
Opportunity has taken its first, albeit short, drive since December, as Mars' winter draws to an end and the rover's solar panels start producing more electricity.†
Thursday 10 May, 2012
Wednesday 09 May, 2012
- Solar An Even Better Deal For Small Business
From the start of the 2012-13 tax year, small businesses in Australia will be able to immediately write off assets to the value of $6,500 - including solar power systems.
- Budget 2012 And Clean Energy
Federal budgets can be a nail-biting time for the Australian renewable energy industry, but there were no major surprises in Budget 2012 announcements.
Tuesday 08 May, 2012
- Iron Mountain Going Solar
Data storage and document management firm Iron Mountain has announced plans to install solar panels on the rooftop of eight of its storage facilities in three U.S. states.
- Solar Seller Fined For Dodgy Goods
The director and general manager of three New South Wales solar companies has been fined $15,000 for selling solar hot water systems with potentially unsafe storage tanks and solar panels with electrical faults.
Monday 07 May, 2012
Friday 04 May, 2012
Thursday 03 May, 2012
Wednesday 02 May, 2012
- Australia Home To More Than 1.2 Million Solar Installations
Either Australia is chock-full of tree-hugging hippies, or the average Aussie is increasingly understanding how much money can be saved by making the switch to solar... and yes, it's the latter.
- Energy Matters Video News - Episode 66 - May 2, 2012
This week, Virginia reports on Australia's renewable energy target under threat, the mining industry still on the subsidy gravy train and the US EPA's latest top 50 Green Power Partnership rankings.
- The Renewable Energy Potential Of Airports
Land appropriated for electricity generation facilities can be a thorny issue and we need to make better use of land we're already utilising (or have ruined). Airports around the world represent a huge potential resource.
Tuesday 01 May, 2012
- Gas Price Hike To Hit Households Soon
It's not just electricity prices that will increase sharply soon; gas will also - and the hikes could be in the double-digits.
- Wind Farms Will Cook The Planet
Well, that's a slight (gross) exaggeration, but no doubt some in the anti-renewables lobby will attempt to amplify the findings of a recent study. We thought we'd try to grab your attention first.
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