Sunpower Powers Along

While the global economic crisis is putting pressure on every industry, even the renewable energy sector, some solar panel companies continue to perform very strongly.

Solar Energy – A Solution To Australia’s Heatwave Blackouts

The southern Australian states of Victoria and South Australia have been enduring a gruelling heatwave for over a week – and it looks set to continue for some days to come. While the sun is perceived as an enemy, solar energy could provide the solution to prevent a reoccurrence of the electricity crisis that has occurred.

Solar Power Vs Clean Coal In Australia

It’s been revealed a solar gross feed in tariff scheme would have only cost households in the Australian state of Victoria in the range of an additional 2 and 4% on current electricity bills. Solar power is looking increasingly attractive compared to “clean coal” technology, which has been estimated to increase current power generation costs 50 to 75%.

Suntech Scores Solar Panel Supply Scoop

After recently securing a contract for the supply of 5 megawatts of Suntech solar panels for a 10 megawatt solar farm to power Masdar City, the company has also just inked a one year deal with a US company for the supply of 5MW of solar panels during 2009.

US Renewable Energy Record Set

According to a recent report released by the Energy Information Administration, 2007 saw renewable energy sources, other than conventional hydroelectric capacity, accounting for the largest portion of capacity additions.