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.
Housing and neighbourhood associations can act as a great protection for a community, but can go a little over the top sometimes. An example is a recent case in Palos Verdes, California where a homes association denied local home owners permission to install blueish coloured solar panels.
While solar power provides one of the most earth friendly ways of generating electricity from renewable energy sources, a solar panel contains some components with their origins in petrochemicals. By refining these components, a “greener” solar panel can be made.
Many Victorians who are enthusiastic to invest in solar power systems but holding off until a feed in tariff program is implemented in the state might be very disappointed by proposed legislation introduced by Victoria’s State Government.
Thousands of families in New South Wales are about to receive a nasty electric shock in the form of increased power costs.
According to a report commissions by WWF Australia, the nation could be transformed to run on clean energy such as wind and solar power at just over half the cost the Federal Government has spent on the stimulus package in the past six months