Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. announced yesterday that the company’s new Suntech Pluto solar panels will help power Sydney Theatre Company (STC) as part of the STC’s “Greening the Wharf” project.
XeroCoat, founded in Australia and with headquarters in California, is a company that’s been busy developing a special coating for solar panels to improve their efficiency.
SMA Solar Technology AG (stock: ETR:S92) has announced the opening of its 18,000 square meter solar power inverter manufacturing facility in Kassel, Germany; the largest in the world – and carbon neutral
ATRAA 2009, Australia’s largest solar industry event, will be held in Canberra at the National Convention Centre over four days – Wednesday 29 July to Saturday 1 August.
Throughout many conflicts in recent history, war bonds have been used by governments to help finance military operations. Renewable energy bonds could be used to help wage war against climate change.
Solar power and solar hot water are usually two separate systems, but some companies are looking at combining the two to make more effective use of the sun.
Australian Governments attending a COAG meeting last week agreed to a comprehensive 10-year strategy to accelerate energy efficiency improvements, which includes the phaseout of inefficient electric hot water systems.
Compatible with a wide range of semiconductor materials, nanopillar technology could see the development of very economical, efficient and light weight solar panels.
China is aiming for an installed solar power capacity of 2 gigawatts by 2011, nearly 15 times the 140 megawatt capacity it had at the end of 2008.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has vowed to “permanently break” the city’s addiction to coal and to source 40% of LA’s power from renewable energy by 2020.