Solar power comes in all sorts of forms, and not just solar panels, flat plate/evacuated tube collectors and heat pumps. A technology that was first floated at the beginning of the 20th century is now gaining renewed interest – solar updraft towers.
To help brush those Wall Street blues away, Australia’s leading provider of renewable energy equipment and installation services is making it even cheaper for the nation’s householders to make the switch to residential solar power with two great new discount programs.
The fallout from Wall Street’s recent and ongoing crisis has certainly not been confined to the USA, with countries around the world reeling from its effects. But what does this mean for the renewable energy sector?
The problem of solar panel theft has become so bad in some places in America that solar panel owners are arming themselves to try to deter thieves. To help people protect their investment, Energy Matters has released a guide with simple tips and strategies for deterring would-be thieves from making off with panels.
By collaborating with friends, neighbours or work associates within a local area, a solar buyers group wields increased buying power. Through bulk ordering, members of a solar buyers group can have a residential grid connect system installed at well below market prices.
The NSW Liberals/Nationals announced today that if in power, would commit to a renewable energy buyback scheme, also known as a feed in tariff.
We’ve heard a whisper that the Federal government will be discussing a feed in tariff at the next COAG meeting; this Thursday 2nd October. As COAG meetings don’t happen very often, it *may* be when the government announces feed in tariff plans and perhaps ceases the $8,000 rebates.
A new survey from the Lowy Institute suggests the importance to Australians of tackling climate change may be losing some of urgency. This year, the economy appears to be on people’s minds the most and climate change has slipped from first to the fifth most important issue.
Researchers at Australian National University Centre for Solar Energy Systems have unveiled new solar panel technology that they believe will greatly reduce the cost of solar power systems, provide greater shade tolerance and allow for the simultaneous heating of water .
Toyota and SunPower Corporation, a leading solar panel manufacturer, have announced the completion of the largest single-roof solar panel installation in North America, covering an area equivalent of 4 soccer fields.