Robert F. Kennedy Jr explains how solar energy can help counter the ‘corruption’ of the fossil fuel industry while also helping to ‘democratise’ the energy industry – one rooftop at a time.
The next million rooftops won’t come as quickly as the first. But Queensland continue to dominate solar hot spots, despite removal of tariffs.
Predictions for the demise of solar PV in 2012 may be premature. The China market may quadruple, the US may double and even Germany looks set to make gains, despite tariff changes. Plus: the big predictions for clean-tech this year, and how the US military, post nuclear Japan and building refits will influence the market.
New report says solar arrays necessary to meet all the world’s projected energy needs in 2050 would cover under one percent of land area.
Rooftop solar generators could fundamentally change the nature of the electricity business, and there is an urgent need to re-think the national electricity market and infrastructure.
After a slow start, Australia is now claimed to be the most advanced market for solar PV in the world. What changed? Plus: A cute graphic on how solar PV is delivering a more efficient fuel source than coal and gas.
An Illinois-based company has created a business model that provides affordable, hassle-free solar for those who might not otherwise consider it.
Suntech CEO says China may deploy 4GW of solar in 2012, will be cheaper than fossil fuels in half the world.
Investment in solar has surged to unprecedented levels due to interest from large Wall Street banks, investors like Warren Buffett, and technology firms like Google.