Solar PV and LED Lighting are proving even more so to be a good investment for Australian businesses, with recent confirmation that Energy Australia, AGL and Origin have planned a big increase in their electricity and gas rates. These rates will come into effect from 1 July 2017, for business and […]
Double Cost Saving Initiatives Make Solar Panels The Go-To Power Source For Commercial Properties
Back in the 80s when solar power was still a fresh new technology out of the research labs, Australia was one of the first countries to realize its full potential. The many kilometres that stretched across the […]
The below article we have sourced is very interesting. Solar PV thin-film solar modules could see efficiency levels rise to 27% when the research and development has been completed.
Swedish advanced materials start-up Sol Voltaics today announced a research breakthrough that allows nanowires to be used to boost the efficiency of thin-film […]
Solar Impulse: Solar Powered plane lands in Cairo
13 July 2016
The Solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 has finished its penultimate flight, landing in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.
It took off from the Spanish city of Seville at 04:20 GMT on Monday, taking just over 48 hours to make the trip.
The zero-fuel, solar powered […]
The Aussie’s have done us proud once again and have proven to be world leaders in energy efficiency. Particularly in the research and development field of solar cell technology.
The below news article we have sourced, highlights their incredible achievements and a great step forward for solar cell efficiency.
Solar Energy and PV […]
An experimental plane flying around the world without a single drop of fuel landed in California after a two-and-a-half day flight across the Pacific.
Piloted by Swiss explorer and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Mountain View just before midnight (3 a.m. ET).
“It’s a new era. It’s not […]
In the last year, the solar industry saw more robust expansion than ever before,growing 41% in 2013. That’s great news, considering carbon emissions have also reached a record high — in 2013, they increased by their fastest rate in 30 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Its report also showed that […]
This piece is an excerpt from “Let It Shine: The 6,000 Story Of Solar Energy,” by historian John Perlin,
The great Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell wrote in 1874 to a colleague: “I saw conductivity of Selenium as affected by light. It is most sudden. Effect of a copper heater insensible. […]
Five out of the ten largest operational solar power plants are in the US, while Spain and Germany each house two of the world’s largest solar power facilities. China too is contending to become a renewable power centre, winning a place in the top ten list. Power-technology.com profiles the world’s […]
Solar Power Passes 1% Global Threshold
Solar power now covers more than 1% of global electricity demand. In three countries in Europe – Italy, Germany and Greece – solar PV supplies more than 7% of electricity demand. This is reported by Solar Power Europe (previously EPIA – European Photovoltaic Industry Association). […]