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New Ways To Finance Residential Solar Power Systems

Options for financing solar power systems.

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Solar Payback Calculators Launched

How long will it take a solar power system to pay for itself? How will electricity price increases affect the payback? What about the Feed In Tariffs? Is it a good idea to put the cost of the solar system on my mortgage? What about one onf those “Green Loans”? These are questions I get […]

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Massive Solar Power Plant For Australia

According to the Reuters News Service, “Australia is going to build the world’s largest solar energy plant.”The solar energy plant will cost about 1.4 billion dollars to complete and the project should be in its earliest stages by 2010.

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Recycling and Solar Panels

No-one knows how long a solar panel should last – currently, some are over 30 years old and still working well. However, it is anticipated that an increasing number will need to be replaced. In today’s worldwide drive to save energy wherever possible, it would be better to recycle.

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World’s First 100% Solar City in Florida?

An extremely ambitious plan in the United States to create what has been described as the world’s first solar-powered city has, perhaps unsurprisingly, already run into a great many problems.

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Victorian Feed In Tariff is a Joke

The Victorian parliament is set to vote in the new feed-in tariff laws as early as Wednesday. The proposition of this legislation has angered a great deal of green campaigners and supporters of renewable energy.

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Which power source is the most water efficient?

As we all know Australia is a very dry country where water is one of our most valuable resources. So how much water do we need to generate our electricity? The generation of 1 kWh of electricity by way of nuclear power uses 2.3 litres of water.

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Solar Plumbers In Hot Demand

There is a large demand for trained craftsmen in Australia due to the recently announced government rebates that can be issued if a home installs a hot water heater that is run by solar energy instead of electric. If the initiative is successful and all homes took advantage of the funding to install the solar […]

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Dodgy Solar Panels Landing In Australia

Time is running out for the Australian Federal Governments ‘grid connect solar power rebate’. Unfortunately, the $8000 rebate has been tainted by unethical, ‘overnight’ companies duping consumers with inferior equipment and ‘too good to be true’ deals. Of course, there are genuine companies selling genuine products within the solar industry, but the emergence of many […]

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Port Augusta Set To Be Green Energy Hub

The Clean Energy Council of Australia is excited about the green energy prospects for Port Augusta, SA, and with good reason, because according to Rob Jackson the general manager the discovery of a bed of rocks that are naturally heated-hot rocks- in Port Augusta paves the way for increased geothermal production.

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