LG Donates Solar Powered Fridges

LG has donated 20 solar powered refrigerators to be used in impoverished communities in Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Peru. World Vision Kenya will use the solar refrigerators to improve immunization coverage in Kenya’s West Pokot County. West Pokot County has a population of around 500,000 and a poverty rate of 69%. The immunisation rate […]

Thailand Solar Pioneer Wins UN Award

In 2008, solar power capacity in Thailand was just 2MW. Today, it’s a leader in the Southeast Asian region, thanks in part to the efforts of  Wandee Khunchornyakong. Ms. Khunchornyakong was a winner of this year’s UN Momentum for Change awards for her work in significantly boosting Thailand’s renewable energy capacity with utility-scale solar farms. […]

MXene Clay Energy Storage Breakthrough

A special type of clay could play an important role in the energy storage systems of the future. Invented by Drexel University College of Engineering’s materials scientists, MXene clay exhibits conductivity on par with that of metals and can be formed into a variety of shapes and size with ease. MXenes are a family of […]

SunEdison Partnership To Develop 1GW Of Solar In Brazil

SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) has partnered with Renova Energia S.A. to develop, own, and operate more than 1 gigawatt of utility scale solar power in Brazil. The joint venture will see 106.9 megawatts of solar PV installed by 2017 as part of contracts awarded by the Brazilian Energy Commercialization Authority. SunEdison will supply its own solar […]

Groundhog Day For Australian Renewable Energy

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, then what is again being inflicted upon Australia’s renewable energy sector might fit that particular definition. The Senate has given the green light to yet another review of renewable energy – the ninth in just three years. The Senate inquiry will focus […]

10 Percent Solar Within Reach For The USA

According to a new report from the Environment America Research Policy Institute, solar capacity is growing so fast in the United States that the nation could potentially generate 10 per cent of its electricity with solar power by 2030. In the past three years, solar electricity – defined as distributed PV, rooftop and utility-scale PV […]

Solar Strategy Needed In WA To Avoid ‘Death Spiral’

The author of a new study into Western Australia’s electricity future says the falling cost of solar panel systems could drive a tenfold increase in privately owned solar capacity in WA by 2025. Adjunct Professor Bill Grace is an urban sustainability specialist at the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC). […]

World’s Largest Shopping Mall Solar Array Unveiled

SM North Edsa in Quezon City in the Philippines now boasts what is claimed to be the largest solar array on a shopping mall in the world – and it was installed by a company led by a 21 year-old. Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III flicked on the ceremonial switch of the solar powered […]

SolarCity And NREL Team Up On Voltage Regulation

SolarCity and the USA’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have partnered to solve the growing challenge of voltage regulation on the Hawaiian electricity network caused by the proliferation of grid-connected rooftop solar systems. Scientists and engineers from SolarCity and Hawaiian Electric Company, the island state’s utility provider, are utilising NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) […]

ARENA Annual Report 2013-2014

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has released its second annual report. The organisation says it has managed $1.2 billion in support of more than 200 renewable projects, fellowships and scholarships with a total project value of around $3.5 billion. Among those were several world-first and Australia-first projects; including the hottest pressurised supercritical steam ever […]