Corporate Wind And Solar PPA’s ‘The Next Big Thing’

Corporate wind and solar power purchase agreements (PPA’s) are growing in leaps and bounds according to Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), but not as fast as they could be. The issue is primarily one of awareness. A solar PPA is a long term contract to purchase electricity generated by a solar panel system; either installed at […]

College To Save Millions With Solar Power

SunEdison, Inc. has signed an agreement with Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the USA to offset all college’s electricity use with solar energy. Macalester College will be one of the first colleges to participate in SunEdison’s community solar gardens program, which enables participants to reap the benefits of solar electricity even when they […]

Solar Soda Bottle Street Lights

The streets of San Luis, Bogota, Colombia are now a little safer thanks to low cost solar powered street lighting. Costing just USD $70 to construct, the street lights use a 3 watt LED lamp, controller and battery pack powered by a couple of small solar panels. The protective casing used for the lamp is […]

GetUp Slams ‘The Dirty 3′ – AGL, Origin Energy & EnergyAustralia

Community advocacy organisation GetUp! says AGL, EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy are among the worst polluting operators in Australia; despite the companies’ claims relating to clean energy technologies such as wind and solar power. The Dirty Three Report produced by GetUp says the three companies are responsible for 46% the carbon pollution produced by Australia’s 10 […]

Samoa Bolsters Wind And Solar Power

A new wind energy project will add another 25MW of renewables capacity to the island nation of Samoa – and  500kW of solar power has also recently been brought online. On Monday,  a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Samoa’s Electric Power Corporation (EPC) and local company Pacific Renewable Energy Ltd. was signed. This will be […]

From Ammo To Solar

The Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) site in Arden Hills, Minnesota is being prepared for a new, more peaceful and less polluting role – solar electricity generation. TCAAP produced .30, .50 and .45 caliber ammunition for the US Army. The facility was listed as a “Superfund” site – polluted locations requiring a long-term response […]

AU Small Scale Solar Generating $4 Million+ In Electricity Daily

Australia boasted 1,393,526 rooftop PV systems, representing 4,132 MW of installed PV capacity, as of March 2015. These systems are generating millions of dollars worth of clean, renewable electricity each day. The new installation figures are from Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator, which also indicated the sun-drenched nation racked up 32.467MW* of solar panel system installs […]

Employment in Renewable Energy In Australia Decreases

Australia has experienced a decline in renewable energy jobs of 15% according to the nation’s Bureau Of Statistics (ABS). Employment in Renewable Energy Activities, Australia is a new ABS publication that reports on Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employment in the renewables sector. The Bureau reports a drop of 2,300 positions from a peak of 14,890 […]

ARENA Announces 2nd Round Funding For Renewables R&D

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has put $20 million up for grabs for new research and development seeking to develop and commercialise renewable energy technologies. The second round of  ARENA’s Research & Development Programme (R&D) will support industry and research partnerships. The Agency has already provided $21.5 million funding for 12 projects through the […]

Trina Solar Supplying Panels For South American Power Station

Trina Solar Limited has announced it will be providing solar panels for one of Panama’s largest solar farms. 33,000 of the company’s PC14 modules will be used in the 9.9MW “Divisa Solar” power station in Cocle province, central Panama. The facility will generate enough clean electricity to power around 3,000 homes and will avoid more […]