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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The spectacular success of a feed in tariff program in Ontario, Canada provides a number of lessons for countries considering similar schemes to boost solar energy uptake.
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.
When it comes to renewable energy in South Australia, most likely solar farms, geothermal power and wind turbines come to mind, but the state will also soon host a wave power project.
The team at Google are well known for their passion for renewable energy and the company has been developing a energy efficiency focused project that could potentially benefit millions – the Google PowerMeter.
In what’s said to be the biggest solar energy venture to date, Southern California Edison and BrightSource Energy have inked a deal for a series of solar thermal projects totalling 1,300 megawatts.