Category Solar

Advantages and disadvantages of solar energy

By Adam Wilson: Solar energy is immensely significant to the earth as it is the very source of life! American politician J.D. Hayworth had stated that solar energy is one of the most renewable, pure and affordable sources of energy on this planet. He had also added that man would consume a considerable amount of […]

New push for green energy

By Ahmed Al Omari, Gulf Daily News: A GREEN power plant that relies solely on wind and solar energy is on the drawing board, it emerged yesterday. Minister of State for Electricity and Water Dr Abdulhussain Mirza, announced plans for the project yesterday at the opening of the 2012 Renewable Energy Forum. He said the […]

First Solar Says Industry in Australia Trails U.S. by Four Years

By James Paton, Bloomberg: First Solar Inc. (FSLR), the biggest maker of thin-film panels, said Australia is four years behind the U.S. in building large solar farms and expects its project with General Electric Co. (GE) to help spur the industry’s expansion. First Solar is supplying panels to the 10-megawatt Greenough River project in Western Australia, the nation’s first […]

Why solar power rarely shines in SC

By Renewablesbiz: Making electricity from the sun always appealed to Bruce Monson, an Air Force veteran who lives on a rolling farmstead southeast of Columbia. But when Monson looked to install solar panels on his property, he learned it would cost $22,000. Then he discovered an electric cooperative wanted to charge him $50 a month […]

Concentrated Solar Power in India: How Government Policies Can Help Ensure a Secure Energy Future

Anjali Jaiswal, SwitchBoard: After experiencing the world’s largest blackout this past summer, India is urgently searching for ways to improve the stability of its electric grid. Hundreds of millions of people need affordable electricity in India, and businesses and other institutions are looking to the government to ensure reliable electricity in rapidly growing cities throughout the country. […]

Solar Makes Up 83% of Clean Energy Projects Approved by Japan

By Chisaki Watanabe, Bloomberg: The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan approved clean energy projects totaling 1,780 megawatts of capacity, with solar accounting for 83 percent, as of the end of September under a government incentive program.: Of that, solar projects totaled 1,480 megawatts, followed by 292 megawatts in wind projects, the ministry said yesterday […]

Giant solar farm to officially open

By ABC News: The doors to Australia’s largest solar power farm, located in Mid-West Western Australia, will officially open this week. All 150,000 of the farm’s solar panels have been installed at the site in Greenough, south of Geraldton. The site’s developers, Verve Energy and GE Energy Financial Services, say the 10-megawatt project will supply […]