In spite of the Australian Federal Government’s recent $100,000 annual income means test on solar power rebates, figures recently released relating to the Solar Homes & Communities Plan show an average of 522 applications have been lodged each week since May’s budget.
Apollo Energy, Energy Matters’ solar power systems installation services arm, is currently attending the 31st annual conference for the Appropriate Technology Retailers Association of Australia (ATRAA)
SunPower Acquires Solar Sales, a Leading Australian Distributor SAN JOSE, Calif., July 24, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWR), a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Australian integrator and distributor, Solar Sales Pty Ltd. With […]
While the thought of transmitting electricity from thousands of kilometres away may sound inefficient, scientists in the European Union are proposing just that as a way of ensuring the energy needs of a growing population are met while reducing electricity generated greenhouse gas emissions.
A solar heat pump is a different way to use renewable energy to heat water – that doesn’t need solar panels! Solar heat pumps can save you a bundle of cash onyour hot water bills, as they use approximately one third the energy of an electric water heater.
Many people are a little wary of hooking up a residential solar power system; much of the hesitation due to the jargon involved which can get a little confusing. Terms like “photovoltaic cells”, “solar cells” pop up – what’s the difference? Then there’s batteries to consider; or is there?
First Nation with Specific Tariff for Small Wind Turbines Switzerland recently adopted one of the world’s most aggressive systems of feed in tariffs. The Swiss, normally best known for conservative traditions, stodgy bankers, and trains that run on time, have joined a ever increasing list of countries using feed-in tariffs to promote the rapid […]
Today representatives of the French solar industry and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association called for France to increase the feed-in tariffs for solar PV systems. They also called for removal of notorious barriers to interconnection. Last year France installed only 35 MW of solar PV in contrast to neighboring Germany that installed 1,100 MW. Currently […]
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a surprise appearance in Miami on Thursday to praise his Florida counterpart’s efforts to stop global climate change. The California Governor said: ” Politicians have been throwing around all kinds of ideas in response to the skyrocketing energy prices, from rethinking nuclear power to pushing biofuels and more renewables such as […]
With oil prices rising around the world and growing demand pushing the cost of fuel to unparalleled heights, average car-users are doing it tough. Solar-powered and electric vehicles, along with hybrid technology, once a fringe flight of scientific fancy, are becoming ever more economically viable and consumers wanting to save money and fight climate change […]