Australia’s Printable Solar Cells

Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, Peter Batchelor, announced yesterday the beginning of trials to print solar cells using technology developed by the CSIRO, a partner in the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium project.

Australia’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array

SunPower Corp. announced yesterday the completion of construction of a 305-kilowatt SunPower solar panel based system on the roof of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The installation is the largest rooftop solar power system in Australia currently.

Hansen: Australian Government Not Green But Coal Black

Dr. James Hansen, a leading authority on climate change, has lashed out at the Australian Government, stating that it had been elected on a platform of solving the climate problem, but under the influence of industry, set emission targets that will guarantee untold disasters for the current and future generations.

Solar Energy Jobs Boom In The USA

USA President Obama today signed the USD $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 into law. The US solar energy industry has rejoiced over the package as USD $43 billion will be spent in the energy sector; with a sizeable chunk dedicated to solar power.

Big Future For Solar Energy In Texas

Everything’s big in Texas; even the state’s power consumption is huge.The state is becoming increasingly excited over the possibility of a local solar energy industry after a recent major news conference held by state senators and representatives promoting new renewable energy bills.

Solar panels – beware of counterfeits

The solar energy gold rush is on and there’s plenty of companies looking to cash in. Some will succeed on their own merits, but some are jumping on the coat-tails of established companies by using variations on brand names. These counterfeit wares are often sold via avenues such as online auction sites.