Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have broken the world record in solar cell efficiency with a photovoltaic module that converts nearly 41% of sunlight it’s exposed to into electricity.
South Austalian Greens’ Mark Parnell has requested the Essential Services Commission to investigate AGL and Origin Energy; claiming the companies are abusing the solar power feed-in premium laws in South Australia to make a windfall profit at the expense of taxpayers
Wisconsin’s Governor Jim Doyle’s Task Force on Global Warming has called for implementation of Advanced Renewable Tariffs to encourage the development of the state’s renewable energy resources; such as solar or wind power.
A viability study is currently being undertaken for a 250MW solar thermal power plant to be built in Australia. Comprising of over 600,000 mirrors and occupying 640 hectares of land, the plant could generate enough electricity to power over 300,000 homes
Coopers Gap Wind Farm Pty Ltd has submitted a proposal to develop a wind farm near Kingaroy, Queensland; consisting of up to 252 wind turbine generators with a total generation capacity of up to 500MW.
In spite of the Australian Federal Government’s recent $100,000 annual income means test on solar power rebates, figures recently released relating to the Solar Homes & Communities Plan show an average of 522 applications have been lodged each week since May’s budget.
Apollo Energy, Energy Matters’ solar power systems installation services arm, is currently attending the 31st annual conference for the Appropriate Technology Retailers Association of Australia (ATRAA)
SunPower Acquires Solar Sales, a Leading Australian Distributor SAN JOSE, Calif., July 24, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWR), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Australian integrator and distributor, Solar Sales Pty Ltd. With […]
While the thought of transmitting electricity from thousands of kilometres away may sound inefficient, scientists in the European Union are proposing just that as a way of ensuring the energy needs of a growing population are met while reducing electricity generated greenhouse gas emissions.
A solar heat pump is a different way to use renewable energy to heat water – that doesn’t need solar panels! Solar heat pumps can save you a bundle of cash onyour hot water bills, as they use approximately one third the energy of an electric water heater.