For the necessary growth required to meet renewable energy targets in Australia, there is a critical need for the Federal Government to introduce a gross feed-in tariff scheme for residential grid connect solar power system owners. Net feed-in tariffs offered in some states simply do not provide the incentive need to help Australia achieve our renewableenergy target of 20% by 2020.
San Francisco Based Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently announced the launch of their 550 megawatt Topaz Solar Farm Project, which will deliver an average of 1,100,000 megawatt-hours annually of renewable electricity; to serve approximately 239,000 residential homes.
Australian Greens Senator, Christine Milne, has launched a scathing attack on what she refers to as the “green mafia” – big busineses in Australia she accuses of pressuring the Federal Government to not increase the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target set for Australia.
Neighbourhoods and community organisations are rallying together to cut the cost of buying and installing solar panels. In today’s environmental paradigm, teaming up is paying off
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have broken the world record in solar cell efficiency with a photovoltaic module that converts nearly 41% of sunlight it’s exposed to into electricity.
South Austalian Greens’ Mark Parnell has requested the Essential Services Commission to investigate AGL and Origin Energy; claiming the companies are abusing the solar power feed-in premium laws in South Australia to make a windfall profit at the expense of taxpayers
Wisconsin’s Governor Jim Doyle’s Task Force on Global Warming has called for implementation of Advanced Renewable Tariffs to encourage the development of the state’s renewable energy resources; such as solar or wind power.
A viability study is currently being undertaken for a 250MW solar thermal power plant to be built in Australia. Comprising of over 600,000 mirrors and occupying 640 hectares of land, the plant could generate enough electricity to power over 300,000 homes
Coopers Gap Wind Farm Pty Ltd has submitted a proposal to develop a wind farm near Kingaroy, Queensland; consisting of up to 252 wind turbine generators with a total generation capacity of up to 500MW.
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.