China is aiming for an installed solar power capacity of 2 gigawatts by 2011, nearly 15 times the 140 megawatt capacity it had at the end of 2008.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has vowed to “permanently break” the city’s addiction to coal and to source 40% of LA’s power from renewable energy by 2020.
Mark Twain said that clothes make the man and one wonders what he would have made of the solar vest.
The Australian Capital Territory currently has the most generous solar feed in tariff policy in the country; one that has recently come under fire.
The Office of Renewable Energy (ORER) have confirmed the Hills Esteem evacuated tube, solar hot water product range now has an increased number of RECs allocated per system when purchased and installed within Australia.
Capacitors have shown a great deal of promise for energy storage, but while offering high power and fast recharge, the necessary energy density has remained an issue – until now.
Wells Fargo and SunPower Corp. yesterday announced an agreement to the tune of AUD $124 million for funding the construction of SunPower commercial-scale solar systems.
US federal agencies will work to designate tracts of U.S. public landsas prime zones for utility-scale solar energy development in order to help speed up reviews of industry proposals for the establishment of solar farms.
The Victorian Government’s new solar feed-in tariff legislation was passed by the Victorian Parliament on 25 June 2009 after its original draft legislation met with stiff opposition. The Government states that amendments were made “in response to input from responsible environment groups”
The last few weeks has seen so many changes to rebates and incentives systems for solar power in Australia, many consumers and for that matter, providers, are confused as to the current situation. The following is a brief summary of where things stand as at Monday, June 29 2009.