Most stimulus packages are being paid from rapidly shrinking tax revenues that aren’t enough to cover the splurges, with the result that public borrowing is rising rapidly. But there is another way and stimulus packages that do not require the commitment of public financial resources, such as feed in tariffs for renewable energy, are receiving little consideration.
Announced last week, $13.5 million will be allocated over four years to introduce a gross feed-in tariff for home solar energy energy systems in Western Australia. The state’s program will be one of the most generous in Australia.
In the world of wind power, bigger turbines have been the trend for increased power generation, but a Netherlands based company believes that taller turbines may be the better way to go.
The Australian Government has highlighted a lofty goal – to build four solar farms that generate three times as much power as the world’s current largest project based in California
REN21’s renewable energy report comes in the midst of a global economic crisis, but shows there are many reasons to be optimistic with recent growth in the sector surpassing all predictions, including those made within the industry.
The new main stadium for the World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan boasts Taiwan’s largest solar panel installation to date and is also the world’s biggest solar powered sports facility.
A new analysis demonstrates that grid connect solar power systems on British homes could be generating electricity as cheap as conventional electricity by 2013.
A record has been set by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, for thin film solar cell conversion efficiency, which has produced under pilot production conditions.
Last night’s budget saw $4.5 billion to go towards clean energy, but the lion’s share went to coal and future funding of Australia’s off grid solar rebate remains in doubt.
Is this the worst nightmare of every solar power system owner – is the sun running low on the juice that generates their electricity?