Portugal’s Acciona Energy recently opened the country’s largest solar power farm, executing the construction of the project in a record time of 13 months. The solar farm covers an area of 250 hectares in the municipality of Moura (Alentejo region), near the border with Spain.
While 2008 will remembered as the year when renewable energy moved from the fringe into the mainstream in Australia, 2009 will see an increased focus on negawatts and energy efficiency programs in the country.
Kyocera Corporation recently announced donations of solar power systems to schools in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
One of the biggest challenges of harvesting energy from wind and solar power is storage when it comes to large scale installations. That’s where molten salt may hold some answers.
The world’s second largest economy and fifth biggest emitter of greenhouse gases is making a renewed effort to spark uptake of solar power systems as it scrambles to meet its Kyoto obligations.
The coal industry has had a tough year and the bad news keeps coming after a massive coal ash sludge spill in central Tennessee, USA occurred earlier this week.
GetUp.org.au, Australiaʼs largest independent political organisation, is seeking to raise awareness regarding the Rudd government’s recently announced carbon reduction target with a controversial TV advertisement that started airing late last week.
According to analysis of activity in the United States, Europe, China and Israel; venture capital investment in cleantech companies reached AUD$6.74 billion in the first three quarters of 2008; an increase of 82% compared with the same period in 2007.
It’s been a big year for wind power in the USA, with the country passing Germany to become the world leader in wind energy generation
South Australia’s Minister for Urban Development and Planning Paul Holloway announced today that many local households and small businesses won’t need to seek local council approval to fit solar panels soon.