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Shoalhaven solar installer warns of job losses

Local jobs will go if the Abbott government decides to make cuts to its renewable energy scheme, according to Shoalhaven’s largest solar panel installer. Mark Simms, who has built his Nowra-based company Simmark up to employ 14 staff, said the solar industry was stable and sustainable as it is now. “It’s great for local businesses because […]

Renewable energy target in the spotlight

So concerned was Greg Hunt about the future of the solar industry that he went skydiving at Tooradin in his electorate of Flinders to back an industry he said was in freefall. That was in 2008 when he was shadow environment minister. Labor had means tested its solar panel rebate. More recently, after the 2013 election, he […]

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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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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.

2014-05-28_08-00-36

Fossil fuel divestment poses $5trn challenge, as clean energy debate stirs Down Under

Fossil fuel divestment poses $5trn challenge, as clean energy debate stirs Down Under Bloomberg New Energy Finance Week in Review Meanwhile, renewable energy is facing large political hurdles ‘Down Under’. A Bloomberg News story last week found that Australia is “frightening developers away” from renewable energy as the government is preparing to decide whether to […]

The light at the top of the smokestack – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The industrial town of Port Augusta is being watched by energy giants and environmentalists alike to see if it can lead the way to a clean-energy Australia. ON A LONG FLAT ROAD out of the South Australian town of Port Augusta along the coast, a couple of chimneys rise up in the distance. Out here, […]

Week in Review Vol VI: Issue 238: Tesla’s Musk opens technology doors to promote electric vehicles – paulpaylesspower@gmail.com – Gmail

TESLA’S MUSK OPENS TECHNOLOGY DOORS TO PROMOTE ELECTRIC VEHICLES Elon Musk – the co-founder of Tesla Motors – created quite a ruffle last week when he pledged that inventions on his electric cars and batteries would be free for anyone to use “in good faith”. Tesla has more than 160 US patents for things like […]

Household solar shift sees electricity demand drop and taxpayers stuck with ‘stranded assets’ – Business – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia’s household solar revolution has caught the energy sector by surprise, and may leave NSW and Queensland taxpayers footing the bill for billions of dollars worth of “stranded assets”. More than a million Australians have already installed solar panels on their roofs, causing demand for electricity from the grid to plummet. For decades demand for […]

University of Queensland to open solar research facility at Gatton campus

Queensland researchers hope to demonstrate the true power of the ‘Sunshine State’ when a solar research facility opens at Gatton next year. When launched in February, the University of Queensland’s 10-hectare, $14 million solar photovoltaic research facility will be the biggest in the southern hemisphere. UQ Solar director Paul Meredith said the 3.275 megawatt facility […]