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Solar on track to becoming cheapest energy source, think tank says

Solar energy is set to become the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world within the next 10 years, according to a new report released by German think tank, Agora Energiewende.

The report was commissioned by the independently funded organisation, designed to steer Germany towards its 80 per cent renewable energy target.

Chief executive […]

Solar on track to becoming cheapest energy source, think tank says 2015-10-23T11:25:37+00:00

WA wave energy project turned on to power naval base

The world’s first wave-energy farm connected to the electricity grid has been switched on in Western Australia.

The project by Perth-based Carnegie Wave Energy will provide renewable electricity for Australia’s largest naval base, HMAS Stirling, on Garden Island.

The same system is also used to run a small desalination plant, which will be used to supply up […]

WA wave energy project turned on to power naval base 2015-10-23T11:25:49+00:00

Old switchboards – potentially dangerous?

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Despite their charming atmosphere old houses can bear risks.
Old electrical installations break down over time and need to be inspected and tested regularly. Cable insulation can fail over time due to heat, exposure to sun, age or vermin eating the insulation.

To make sure your home remains a […]

Old switchboards – potentially dangerous? 2018-02-21T16:28:05+00:00

Perth council to seek mandate on renewable energy for new homes

A Perth council is hoping to radically alter its planning scheme to require new homes to have their own energy supply. Nedlands council, which covers some of Perth’s wealthiest suburbs, will apply to the WA Planning Commission to alter their planning scheme to require installation of onsite power generations, such as solar panels or wind […]

Perth council to seek mandate on renewable energy for new homes 2015-10-23T11:26:38+00:00

Printable solar panels, one step closer to market

Australian solar power scientists are one step closer to making available a cheaper and faster way to print solar cells onto plastic.

CSIRO’s senior research scientist Dr Fiona Scholes said the technology was almost at the commercialisation stage and could be used to power laptops to rooftops.

Printable solar panels, one step closer to market 2018-02-21T16:28:05+00:00

Solar experts say Australian renewable energy investment being stifled by Government policy

One of the world’s most advanced solar power companies has shelved plans to develop electricity plants for the public market in Australia because of the Government’s apparent hostility to renewable energy.

Solar Reserve, based in Santa Monica, California, has pioneered a technology that combines mass-scale solar power generation with storage, allowing energy from the sun to […]

Solar experts say Australian renewable energy investment being stifled by Government policy 2015-10-23T11:27:02+00:00

Technology, not regulation, will kill coal fired power

British banking giant Barclays downgraded the entire electricity-generating sector of the US high-grade corporate bond market because of the challenges posed by renewables and the fact that the market isn’t pricing in those challenges.

The thesis from the Barclays credit team is that it’s not so much regulations that will choke off coal burning, but technological […]

Technology, not regulation, will kill coal fired power 2015-10-23T11:27:16+00:00

Governments urged to back solar research push

Laminated roll-out solar panels and power storage within panels themselves are shaping up as future advances in harnessing the power of the sun.

South Australia’s three universities are combining their efforts to keep the state at the cutting edge of solar research.

Governments urged to back solar research push 2015-10-23T11:27:41+00:00

Go west in bid to cut power bills

Tens of thousands of households are being urged to put solar panels on the western side of their homes in a bid to cut power bills and rein in rampantly expensive peak-energy capacity.

With solar uptake rates in Perth running at about 2000 households a month, Energy Minister Mike Nahan said it no longer made economic […]

Go west in bid to cut power bills 2015-10-23T11:27:53+00:00