For many Australians living in the bush away from the mains power grid, off grid solar power is a necessity rather than a luxury. The axing of the RRPGP rebate recently is forcing many to decrease their standard of living energy-wise; far below people in the city.
LCD advertising displays in stores are becoming more commonplace – it’s yet another energy sucking aspect of an already electricity intensive modern way of life. However, a Korean company is working towards a solution to lessen the impact of these displays with a development called Solar Cell Ink In Motion (IIM).
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. announced yesterday that the company’s new Suntech Pluto solar panels will help power Sydney Theatre Company (STC) as part of the STC’s “Greening the Wharf” project.
XeroCoat, founded in Australia and with headquarters in California, is a company that’s been busy developing a special coating for solar panels to improve their efficiency.
SMA Solar Technology AG (stock: ETR:S92) has announced the opening of its 18,000 square meter solar power inverter manufacturing facility in Kassel, Germany; the largest in the world – and carbon neutral
ATRAA 2009, Australia’s largest solar industry event, will be held in Canberra at the National Convention Centre over four days – Wednesday 29 July to Saturday 1 August.
Throughout many conflicts in recent history, war bonds have been used by governments to help finance military operations. Renewable energy bonds could be used to help wage war against climate change.
Solar power and solar hot water are usually two separate systems, but some companies are looking at combining the two to make more effective use of the sun.
Australian Governments attending a COAG meeting last week agreed to a comprehensive 10-year strategy to accelerate energy efficiency improvements, which includes the phaseout of inefficient electric hot water systems.
Compatible with a wide range of semiconductor materials, nanopillar technology could see the development of very economical, efficient and light weight solar panels.