Solar Power Art – Sunscribes Solar Printing

Sunscribes Solar Printing

Scorching stuff with the sun is fun – but hard work too

This U.S company creates impressive commercial signage and art works using simple tools and the sun’s energy, in a process called solar printing.

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The Return Of Plug-In Solar – SolarGaps

Solar Gaps Blinds

SolarGaps Blinds

These solar blinds are an interesting idea for self-generating electricity and have been creating a bit of buzz, but it’s doubtful we’ll be seeing them used legally in Australia as a plug-in device.

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Community Solar Power Funding Opportunity In WA’s Avon River Basin

Grants for solar power in Western Australia's wheatbelt

Sustainable Community Grants – Avon River Basin

Grants that can be used towards community solar energy projects are up for grabs in the Avon River Basin region of Western Australia.

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First Lismore Community Solar Array Up And Running

Solar energy project - Lismore City Council

Solar Panels On Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre

A significant solar power system installation on Lismore’s Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre is now operational, helping Lismore City Council towards its renewable energy goal.

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SolarWorld AG Files For Insolvency (Updated)

SolarWorld insolvency

UPDATE: October 16.  In August, an agreement was signed for the purchase and transfer of SolarWorld AG, SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbH, SolarWorld Innovations GmbH and SolarWorld Industries Thüringen GmbH by SolarWorld Industries GmbH. In Australia, we call it ‘phoenixing’ when a company files for insolvency and then gets bought out by a new company with an almost identical name. It is not clear what debts will be passed on to the new entity.

As for SolarWorld Americas, according to an article last month on PV-Tech, SolarWorld Americas “is in discussions” with several interested parties regarding its future sale.

German solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld AG says it will file for insolvency proceedings – an uncertain future awaits the 3,300 people employed worldwide by the company.

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Solar Panels Vs. Nature – Hail

Solar power at NREL

In a fight between a fierce hail storm and a bunch of solar panels, who would win? | Image: Google Maps

A National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) facility in Golden, Colorado was witness to an unscheduled test provided by Mother Nature of large hailstones pummeling its solar panels.

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Solar Frontier Panels On Shell HQ In Thailand

Solar power system - Shell, Thailand

Solar power systems – Shell, Thailand

CIS solar panel manufacturer Solar Frontier has announced the completion of a PV system installation project atop two buildings at Shell’s headquarters in Thailand.

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Federal Budget Confirms Cash For Solar Thermal In Port Augusta

Solar thermal power station - Port Augusta

Port Augusta solar thermal power station rendering – SolarReserve

There will be many happy folks in the South Australian city of Port Augusta this morning after last night’s Budget confirmed investment support for a solar thermal power station project.

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Buffett’s Big Appetite For Solar Power

Warren Buffet - Solar Power

Warren Buffet’s Hungry For Solar – Coal, Not So Much | Image : Public Domain

Multi-billionaire Warren Buffett is looking to splash more cash on wind energy and solar power projects – billions of dollars he says. As for coal, he’s less than bullish.

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SolarQuotes Reaches Major Milestone

300,000 PV Quotes

May 9, 2017 – Adelaide, Australia. On Saturday evening, the quote counter on popular Australian solar power resources site SolarQuotes ticked over to reach 300,000.

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