American Electric Power’s Solar And Wind Energy Splurge

American Electric Power and solar energy

It may not be squeaky clean and green, but American Electric Power (AEP) has and will continue to make solid inroads into cutting carbon emissions, with some help from wind and solar power. [Read more…]

NEWgenerator – Solar Powered Mini Sewage Treatment Plant

NEWGenerator - solar power

A system developed by University of South Florida engineers that turns sewage into clean water, energy and fertiliser is being further refined with an additional grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. [Read more…]

Sterling And Wilson Sets 500MW Australian Solar Goal

Sterling and Wilson - Solar Power

Sterling and Wilson is moving beyond supplying diesel generators and cogeneration energy solutions in Australia – it has set its sights on scoring 500MW of large scale solar EPC contracts here in the next three years. [Read more…]

Goulburn’s Community Solar Farm Project Progressing

Community solar project - Goulburn

Site of Goulburn’s community-owned solar farm | Image: CE4G

A proposed community majority-owned solar farm in Goulburn, New South Wales is expected to be built next year. [Read more…]

Tweed Shire Council Aims For 50% Solar Power

Solar energy in Tweed Shire

Solar panel image : markusspiske

New South Wales’ Tweed Shire Council has voted to source 25 per cent of its electricity from self-generated solar power by 2022 and potentially half its needs from solar and batteries by 2025. [Read more…]

Australian Solar System Interest Index – November 2017

Australian solar system interest index report

Last month again saw a great deal of activity on the SolarQuotes website from Australians interested in reducing their reliance on mains grid power and slashing their electricity bills through installing solar panels. [Read more…]

More Funding For Cook Islands Renewable Energy Project

Solar power and energy storage in the Cook Islands

Image: Asia Development Bank

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is kicking in $12 million as a grant to help finance part of the Cook Islands Renewable Energy Sector Project.

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ING Funding Clare Solar Farm

Clare Solar Farm

Banking giant ING has announced it is a participant in financing Clare Solar Farm, one of Australia’s largest PV-based power stations.

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Australian Solar Power System Fault Survey

PV Module and System Fault Reporting

Australian solar power system owners who’ve experienced a faulty, poorly installed or underperforming system have been invited to participate in a new national survey.

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Queensland’s Normanton Solar Farm Cranking Up

Normanton Solar Farm

Image: Doug Scouller – Normanton Solar Farm

Houses and businesses in the Normanton area of Queensland’s Gulf Savannah region will soon be primarily powered by electricity produced by the Normanton Solar Farm.

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