SA Power Networks Targets Solar Owners – The Reaction

SA Power Networks’ proposal to not provide network charge reductions to solar owners equal to non-solar households has been met with a strong reaction. In a media release on Tuesday, SA Power Networks stated if approved by the Australian Energy Regulator, eligible hardship customers in South Australia would receive an average reduction of around $386 […]

A Solar Powered Disney World

Disney World will soon become a solar-powered wonderland, after Duke Energy announced plans to build a five-megawatt utility-scale solar plant serving Florida’s Reedy Creek Improvement District; the special county set aside for the theme park in 1967. The new facility will be constructed on 20 acres of land near World Drive alongside the famous Epcot […]

Australian PV Performance Laboratory Unveiled

Indoor and outdoor solar panel  testing capabilities established by Australia’s CSIRO are now accessible to PV researchers and industry. Developed with the support of $1.3 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the new facilities enable different solar panels and cells to be assessed as to how they respond to Australian conditions […]

Renewable Energy Target : A $40 Billion Opportunity For Australia

6000MW of large scale renewable energy capacity needs to be in place by 2020. Can we build it? Yes, we can – but legislation for the bipartisan Renewable Energy Target (RET) agreement must be passed quickly. Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said legislation for the deal was introduced to the House of Representatives […]

Solar Energy Research Center – Chu Hall – Opened

The USA’s leading solar research laboratory has unveiled a new $59 million center at the University of California dedicated to the study of solar energy and the production of solar fuels. The Solar Energy Research Centre (SERC) was officially opened after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The […]

US DoE Announces More Funding For Solar

The US Department Of Energy has announced USD $32 million in funding to help train more American solar support workers, to further drive down the cost of solar and to increase access to important solar data. Up to $12 million will be available to develop a solar support workforce, including professionals in the real estate […]

RnB Singer Akon To Create Solar Academy

Announced last week by Akon Lighting Africa, the creation of a solar academy in Bamako, Mali will help beef up Africa’s solar workforce. Akon Lighting Africa founders Akon, Thione Niang and Samba Bathily say the facility will be the first on the continent to cater to African solar entrepreneurs, engineers and technicians. “We are doing […]

Home Solar Australia’s Most Popular Energy Source

New community consultation guidelines for large scale solar projects provide a very interesting revelation about residential rooftop solar power in Australia – and of coal-fired generation. A study commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) designed to inform industry understanding of public perceptions of the role of solar energy and drivers and barriers to […]

Australian Solar Leverages $30 Billion Of Investment

Addressing media coverage of a report on Australian solar subsidies, the Clean Energy Council points out the huge amount of investment that the nation’s solar revolution is responsible for – and many other positive outcomes. “Cost of household solar has outweighed benefits” “Reform network rules to cut PV money waste” “Billions wasted on solar subsidy, […]

GE Creates Digital ‘Twin’ Wind Farm

GE Renewable Energy has released details of a new digital wind farm concept that it says would make wind power production 20 per cent more efficient and create $100 million in extra value over the lifetime of a 100 megawatt facility. The concept uses software to pair physical wind turbines located on real-world wind farms […]