According to a report published by Greenpeace and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association early this month, solar power could provide much of the energy needs for up to two-thirds of the world’s population as soon as 2030, meanwhile stimulating a massive growth in jobs in the clean tech sector.
Thinking of renovating and installing solar panels at a later date? Dr. Solar provides some advice regarding switchboards and meters.
Dr. Solar answers a question related to Western Australia’s proposed introduction of a gross feed in tariff
While it may seem that solar power is experiencing an overnight success, it’s been a long time coming – it’s been over 3 decades since solar power crept quietly onto the general market.
According to Ernst & Young, Australia has maintained its position at number 13 in the world in relation to attractiveness for renewable energy investment for Q1-Q2 2008
Researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, USA believe the heat-soaking properties of asphalt could be a very viable alternative energy source and are developing a solar collector that could turn roads and car parks into sources of electricity and hot water.
The farming village of Freiamt in Germany now produces 17% more renewable energy than they require and have become model for communities around the world.
The Western Australian Government has promised payments of a gross feed in tariff to owners of grid connected solar power systems for all energy they produce if returned to power in the next election.
Nicole Kuepper, a PhD student and lecturer at the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of New South Wales, has developed a revolutionary solar cell that can be manufactured at low temperatures and with low tech equipment
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has floated the idea of a large scale renewable energy program for New York city that would include placing wind turbines on city bridges and solar panels on skyscrapers.