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Category: Solar

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A very solar Super Bowl, powered 100% by wind energy

A very solar Super Bowl, powered 100% by wind energy

Powered 100% by wind, America’s Super Bowl XLIX looks set to be the greenest ever, with both teams sporting solar at their home stadiums.

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Queensland election:  A choice between solar and coal

Queensland election: A choice between solar and coal

Campbell Newman is at risk of being swept from power as Queenslanders realise what he himself pointed out in 2011: that digging up the Galilee Basin to export coal is a monumentally stupid idea. Newman would likely turn purple at the idea of losing office, but a new solar map shows his electorate already has (turned purple).

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Texas community to be powered by geothermal + solar

Texas community to be powered by geothermal + solar

Bosch and the real estate development company Taurus Investment Holdings are partnering together to outfit a new 7,500 home “master-planned” community.

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China bumps 2015 solar target to 15GW

China bumps 2015 solar target to 15GW

A new draft report from China’s National Energy Agency has set a 15GW target for added solar capacity for 2015 – 8GW of which will be grid-connected.

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Hawaii to test rooftop solar limits with island grid

Hawaii to test rooftop solar limits with island grid

Hawaii is a solar hot spot – and fitting test-bed for DoE research to stretch limits of rooftop PV penetration on island grids.

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Queensland election: Will the solar vote win the day?

Queensland election: Will the solar vote win the day?

It’s no secret Qld solar supporters are disgruntled with the Newman government, but could the solar vote decide the outcome of the election?

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Citi: Battery storage to hasten demise of fossil fuels

Citi: Battery storage to hasten demise of fossil fuels

Investment bank says wide deployment of battery storage will hasten the demise of fossil fuels and utilities that remain focused on centralised generation. It tips rapid fall in costs and a $400bn storage market by 2030.

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Abengoa breaks ground on 24-hour solar complex in Chile

Abengoa breaks ground on 24-hour solar complex in Chile

The Spanish renewable energy group says solar PV plant will tie in with solar tower and storage facility to supply energy 24 hours a day.

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Questacon goes solar with 94kW array

Questacon goes solar with 94kW array

Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre, Questacon, to have 10% of annual electricity needs provided by new rooftop PV installation.

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There's a sunny future ahead for rooftop solar power: here's why

There’s a sunny future ahead for rooftop solar power: here’s why

If you need more evidence solar is destined to become the dominant electricity source in many parts of the world, including Australia, here it is…

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India and US agree: Coal is not the answer

India and US agree: Coal is not the answer

The Modi-Obama energy agreement brings all three of the world’s biggest emitters – India, the US and China – into alignment on climate action and proves that the ‘all of the above’ credo that once dominated their thinking on energy is steadily morphing into ‘anything but coal.’