Earth Day 2009 will herald the beginning of the ‘Green Generation Campaign’, with a focus on renewable energy and shifting the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, including coal.
Suntech has teamed up with Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology in a project to create the next generation of solar cells.
Governments are increasingly implementing legislation to ensure people building new homes are given the option of adding solar power.
On the weekend, The Age reported that an analysis tabled in Parliament and released to The Age under Freedom of Information laws found the Stae Government’s solar feed in tariff plan would fail as an incentive and do little to cut greenhouse emissions over the next 15 years.
Within 5 years, the Port of Los Angeles will have 10 megawatts capacity of solar panel arrays covering over 100,000 square meters.
Australia’s Environment Minister Peter Garrett stated today that more than 6,000 Australians have already applied for the new $1,600 Federal Government solar hot water rebate under the $3.9 billion Energy Efficient Homes Package.
According to the Alternative Technology Association, the Victorian government’s proposed feed-in tariff will wipe thousands of dollars owed to homes with grid connect solar power installed.
The New South Wales Government has questioned the advice of a senior Commonwealth consultant after he tabled concerns about a planned expansion of Newcastle’s coal port facilities.
Solar Aid’s vision is to make solar energy as widely available as possible to the poorest people in developing countries.
South Africa is the latest country to offer feed in tariff incentives to stimulate uptake of renewable energy.