Joint UK/US effort to make offshore wind more productive, cheaper; Japan renewables FiT close; SunPower takes solar carports to Italy; First Solar down, Q-Cells up.
Dairy farmer adopts mini-hydro; fed funds for Sydney trigen; Greenearth’s CO2-to-fuel technology; CFC results; Solco’s new CEO; Atlantis to build India tidal pilot.
A storage system for rooftop PV; another version of solar windows; an F1 fly-wheel for London buses.
A commercial greenhouse in hot, dry Port Augusta? It seems incongruous, but with Sundrop Farms’ unique solar desal technology, it’s a perfect match.
Italy adds CO2 tax to boost green energy; global wind group predicts 500GW by 2017; Panax still hunts for funds; Plimer goes for Rio gold.
First Solar blames ‘new market reality’ for job cuts, plant closure; soaring solar capacity predicted; $4bn in subsidies for Oz miners; biofuel boast; GHGs rising.
Vic to keep 6-star energy ratings; HRL hits wall with new plant; Vestas jumps on bid rumour; Canadian Solar denies takeover; charting US renewables.
Vic government looks to scrap mandatory home energy ratings; Climate Dept, OgilvyEarth in staff swap; CO2 Group sign QLD deal; BAU for Q-Cells Aust.
Solar-powered iPhone, anyone? New cell efficiency development brings the possibility closer; plus NASA’s floating algae plans; and an all-electric DeLorean.
Euro carbon sets up in Australia; NZ proposes carbon price cap; geothermal-boosted algae could mean biofuel abundance for Iceland; Qld community solar farm switches on.