Posts tagged: Solar power

Newcastle City Council, UTS Join the Stampede into Solar Energy

By: Peter Hannam A solar farm on top of an old colliery will supply half the electricity used by the local government overseeing the world’s biggest coal export port. And one of Sydney universities will help launch a separate solar plant in the state’s sunny north-west to meet a similar share of its power needs. The […]

New Air-Conditioner Absorbs Solar Energy and Blasts Radiation Into Space

By Chelsea Gohd As people search for solutions to the climate change crisis on Earth, scientists are working to create renewable energy sources as alternatives to fossil fuels. Now, scientists at Stanford University hope to offer a new solution as they are developing a single device that collects solar energy and shoots radiation out into space – acting […]

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico May Shift To 100% Renewable Energy

After Hurricane Maria left many on the island without electricity for nearly a year, politicians are leaning toward a more sustainable and resilient way to power Puerto Rico. BY: Adele Peters After Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico’s power grid, causing the longest blackout in U.S. history, it ignited a new push for renewable energy–a solution that could be […]

Walmart Strikes Renewable Energy Deal with SunPower

The agreement will see a combination of rooftop and ground-mount systems installed. Construction of the solar systems is slated to start in the first half of 2019 By: Anmar Frangoul Grocery giant Walmart has entered into an agreement with SunPower that will see the renewable energy firm install solar power at two distribution centers and 19 […]

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NSW Offers Free Rooftop Solar For Low-Income Households – in Place of Energy Rebate

By: Sophie Vorrath New South Wales is seeking to boost the uptake of solar by the state’s low-income households, with the launch of a $15 million initiative that offers to install free rooftop PV in the place of a cost of living rebate. The trial scheme, announced late last month, targets families receiving the government’s Low […]

Friday October 19th, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »