South Australian Premier Mike Rann recently unveiled a plan to see renewable energy sourced power generated in South Australia exported to the nation’s eastern states.
Researchers from the University of New South Wales have played the key role in attaining the highest conversion efficiency for solar power, setting a new world record of 43 per cent of sunlight converted into electricity.
China Longyuan Electric has commenced developed of a 200 MW solar power plant in the Golmud Desert of Qinghai, which will be the largest facility of its kind in the nation.
The latest Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness indices see China climbing three points in the “all renewables” index to tie with Germany,following the Chinese government’s announcements of increased support for solar panel based energy production.
Consisting of over 560,000 solar panels and with more to come, the Lieberose solar farm being constructed in Brandenburg has become the world’s second largest solar farm and Germany’s biggest.
Solar09, the 47th annual conference of the Australia New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES,) is taking place in Townsville between September 29th and October 2nd. The conference will bring together some of the world’s leading minds and professionals from the renewable energy sector to discuss the future of solar power in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the world.
The jobs loss bogeyman promoted by the coal fired power generation lobby would appear to be nothing more than scare mongering. Jobs could be lost; but would be regained in other, greener industries – and far more of them.
After a couple of months of Australia’s solar industry being left in the dark in regards to rebates, the Solar Credits program has finally been written into law. Thousands of Australian households, businesses and community groups will now again be able to claim substantial rebates on grid connect and off-grid solar power systems. Unlike the previous rebates scheme, Solar Credits are not means-tested.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has announced that it has set a new world record conversion efficiency of 15.6% with a polycrystalline panel incorporating its Pluto technology, surpassing the record set by Sandia National Labs 15 years ago.
After an excruciatingly long debate in the Senate late yesterday afternoon that dragged on well into the evening, Australia’s Renewable Energy Target legislation is yet to be passed, but is expected to later today.