With the Australian government’s $8,000 solar rebate to end in June and then to be immediately followed by the new Solar Credits program, the latter is coming under increasing scrutiny.
Australians will be able to grab a glimpse of MIT’s newest solar powered car called Eleanor when the team participates in October’s World Solar Challenge race across Australia. The Solar Electric Vehicle team will be driving the car across the USA soon in preparation for the big event.
Having solar panels installed makes a statement – it says the owner is concerned about the environment and doing their bit to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Or does it? Is it sometimes primarily a fashion statement or publicity stunt? Does it really matter?
Even before Gainesville Regional Utilities in Florida officially launches its solar feed in tariff program, the initiative has already seen the first-year target for the solar program reached.
While no-one doubts the critical role that trees play in our ecosystem in relation to the cleaning up of carbon dioxide emissions, the David Suzuki Foundation has weighed in on the tree offsetting debate to question the effectiveness of such programs compared to uptake of renewables such as wind power and solar energy.
The results of a survey just published by Australia’s Alternative Technology Association show that most Australians purchasing solar power systems primary motivation goes beyond electricity cost savings.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, based in the USA state of Vermont, will build the state’s largest grid connected solar array on the rooftop of its distribution center in Waterbury. The construction of the 100 kW solar array is expected to begin soon and completed late this year.
The ACT’s new gross feed in tariff system came into effect yesterday and is set to create a thriving solar power industry for Canberra.
A week is often a long time in politics, and this week has been no exception when it comes to the topic of how Australia will address climate change and greenhouse gas emission reduction.
Recharging small batteries for various gadgets can be somewhat of a pain and while solar battery chargers are available, what if the charger was built into the battery itself? An enterprising individual by the name of Knut Karlsen has done just that.