Ohio Aims For 1,000 Solar Schools

There are approximately 5,000 to 6,000 school buildings in the US State of Ohio and under legislation to be introduced next week, 25% of schools will be required to install grid connect solar power systems.

Solar Panel Snobbery Overruled

Housing and neighbourhood associations can act as a great protection for a community, but can go a little over the top sometimes. An example is a recent case in Palos Verdes, California where a homes association denied local home owners permission to install blueish coloured solar panels.

A Greener Solar Panel

While solar power provides one of the most earth friendly ways of generating electricity from renewable energy sources, a solar panel contains some components with their origins in petrochemicals. By refining these components, a “greener” solar panel can be made.

Victoria’s Solar Feed In Tariff Farce

Many Victorians who are enthusiastic to invest in solar power systems but holding off until a feed in tariff program is implemented in the state might be very disappointed by proposed legislation introduced by Victoria’s State Government.

Britain’s World Solar Challenge Entry – Bethany

Imagine a vehicle that could travel at a hundred kilometres an hour on around the same energy as a hair dryer uses. That’s what the Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) team have achieved with their new solar-powered racing car design, currently codenamed ‘Bethany’.