Within 5 years, the Port of Los Angeles will have 10 megawatts capacity of solar panel arrays covering over 100,000 square meters.
Australia’s Environment Minister Peter Garrett stated today that more than 6,000 Australians have already applied for the new $1,600 Federal Government solar hot water rebate under the $3.9 billion Energy Efficient Homes Package.
According to the Alternative Technology Association, the Victorian government’s proposed feed-in tariff will wipe thousands of dollars owed to homes with grid connect solar power installed.
The New South Wales Government has questioned the advice of a senior Commonwealth consultant after he tabled concerns about a planned expansion of Newcastle’s coal port facilities.
Solar Aid’s vision is to make solar energy as widely available as possible to the poorest people in developing countries.
South Africa is the latest country to offer feed in tariff incentives to stimulate uptake of renewable energy.
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.