Solar power and going green is most definitely in – it’s hip, it’s happening – even in the armed forces. An Australian company with no previous history in military hardware development has unveiled what they term a GWMD (Green Weapon Of Mass Destruction) – a solar powered death ray.
Poland is well known for its love affair with coal, However, that is rapidly changing as the EU, of which Poland is member, has decreed that 15% of energy production must be from renewable sources by 2020.
Solar power equipment is already quite cheap in China as the country is home to some of the world’s largest solar panel manufacturers, but the Chinese government last week launched an ambitious program that will see new solar farms dotting the landscape at an even more frenetic rate.
One of the major challenges of wind power is the sometimes fickle nature of the resource. However, technology to store compressed air underground that can then be released during calm periods may be the solution.
Suntech Power Holdings, the world’s largest manufacturer of solar panels, has announced further details of its Pluto technology that has seen substantial improvements in solar cell conversion efficiencies.
While solar power is generally perceived as clean and green and small solar farms can make good use of unproductive or degraded farming land; some have raised concerns about the construction of large solar farms on undeveloped land. There is a solution that’s sitting right in front of us, or more accurately, above us.
When you think of solar power; free clean and green energy springs to mind. But the environmentally warm and fuzzy nature of solar power can sometimes override due diligence on behalf of consumers and leave them severely out of pocket.
A new process for recycling silicon has enabled the reclaimed substance to be used in solar cell applications suitable for commercial grade solar panels.
The concept of feed in tariffs to stimulate uptake of renewable energy is certainly catching on with increasing numbers of countries launching schemes.
There are approximately 5,000 to 6,000 school buildings in the US State of Ohio and under legislation to be introduced next week, 25% of schools will be required to install grid connect solar power systems.