Archive for September 2014 | Monthly archive page

What’s nesting under your solar panels? – ABC

Solar panels have a new enemy – birds and possums! It seems there’s enough room for them between the roof and your solar panels for the possums to crawl into and for the birds to create a nest. And according to the pes controller who tipped us off to this – they are causing damage […]

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A Future Road Trip Might be in a Solar-Powered Car

First there was the station wagon, then the mini-van. Now, meet a possible new innovation in kid movers. The 4-seater known as “Stella” is the first solar-powered family car. Designed by Solar Team Eindhoven, Stella won the World Solar Car challenge race across Australia last year. It just made its debut in the U.S. It drove […]

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Solar CEO building heart-shaped PV plant calls for some love from govt | Business News | Business and Finance News | | The Courier-Mail

THE Brisbane solar company building a heart-shaped solar farm made up of 7,888 PV panels is calling on the Federal Government to show some love to a sector stuck under a cloud. Conergy Australia managing director David McCallum said it is ramping up offshore projects, including the 2MW solar farm to be built in coming […]

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From Sydney To Spain, Old Energy Is Doing Everything It Can To Hold Back The Rise Of Solar | Business Insider

MADRID/SYDNEY (Reuters) – A year after Spain, the sunniest country in Europe, issued notice of a law forcing solar energy-equipped homes and offices to pay a punitive tax, architect Inaki Alonso re-installed a 250 watt solar panel on a beam over his Madrid roof terrace. via From Sydney To Spain, Old Energy Is Doing Everything […]

Polling shows massive support for renewable energy

Polling by Crosby Textor has been released today clearly showing that Australian voters across the political spectrum want more renewable energy, the Clean Energy Council said. Clean Energy Council Acting Chief Executive Kane Thornton said the polling showed extremely strong support for the Renewable Energy Target (RET), a policy that had generated billions of dollars […]

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TOKELAU, A GROUP OF REMOTE ISLANDS IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN, RECEIVES 100 PERCENT OF ITS ELECTRICITY FROM SOLAR ENERGY.

 TOKELAU, A GROUP OF REMOTE ISLANDS IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN, RECEIVES 100 PERCENT OF ITS ELECTRICITY FROM SOLAR ENERGY. via 50 More Awesome Facts (About Everything) | Mental Floss.