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Australis Solar News

1902, 2015

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, [...]

1901, 2015

Old switchboards – potentially dangerous?

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, [...]

1709, 2014

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 [...]

406, 2014

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 [...]

2002, 2014

Construction underway on huge solar power plant

Three hundred workers will be employed in the construction of the biggest solar power plant in the Southern Hemisphere, just outside the western NSW town of Nyngan. The 102 Mw installation includes 1.4million solar panels. [...]

1112, 2013

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 [...]

710, 2013

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 [...]

606, 2013

Bill shock for WA businesses

Up to 21,000 WA businesses face a surprise 10 per cent power price hike from next month, in part because a surge in solar panels has reduced electricity demand and forced Western Power to lift [...]

2205, 2013

Coal, gas profits suffer as business goes solar

SOLAR power systems are being installed by businesses at triple the rate they were a year ago as a glut of Chinese cells and rising Australian power prices combine to improve solar's economics and threaten [...]

804, 2013

Australia makes its first solar power million

More than two million Australians are now getting cheaper power and saving some half a billion dollars a year on their electricity bills, because of their switch to solar energy. The number of Australian homes [...]

2803, 2013

Clean energy investment back on target

Clean energy investors have been given a boost today as the Federal Government closed the book on another review of the Renewable Energy Target, again concluding that the scheme is highly effective in driving the [...]

1802, 2013

Do not spit chips over power bills: solar flares!

IT WAS Intel founder Gordon E. Moore who observed in 1965 that there was a doubling in the power of computer chips every two years. Moore predicted this trend would persist for another 10 years [...]