A ground-mounted installation of up to 2,000 solar panels will be constructed on two sites in Marble Bar and Nullagine, in the east Pilbara region of Western Australia. Kate Pemberton reports on the development of the largest solar tracking system in Australia.
Seeking opportunities to reduce their carbon footprint and save money, Australians are discovering the benefits of solar hot water. EcoGeneration spoke to key stakeholders about the benefits of solar hot water systems and the attractive rebate schemes on offer.
Windorah, in sunny southwest Queensland, is the site for an innovative solar power trial. Kate Pemberton reports on the Windorah Solar Farm, which aims to create a viable alternative to diesel generation for remote communities.Kate Pemberton
Scientists from the CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship are working on ways to harness the sun’s warmth to cool homes and offices. The leader of the Flagship’s solar cooling research project Dr Stephen White said significant greenhouse gas savings can be achieved in air conditioning by using energy from the sun.
In response to growing industry and student demand for training and vocational courses in sustainability, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) Epping has made a significant investment in state-of-the-art facilities.Mike Bassett-Smith
New Zealand solar industry professional Mike Bassett-Smith looks at the policies shaping the national market, those of its close and distant neighbours and the opportunities for success with a feed-in tariff.
Following the release of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme White Paper, the Federal Government has released draft legislation on the 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target (RET) which includes the introduction of a solar credits program.Andrew Lang
Witnessing the take-up of biomass in place of nuclear and coal-fired power generation in Scandinavia, Andrew Lang discusses the solutions this renewable resource presents and its potential for greater use in Australia.
The Australia – Germany Solar and BioEnergy 2008 Industry Conference, held in November 2008, brought together renewable energy representatives to discuss the commercialisation of renewables and the opportunities to establish business relationships.Kate Pemberton
The CSIRO and the Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing have teamed up with metallurgy companies to investigate biomass energy generation opportunities to reduce their emissions.Kate Pemberton
One of the driest continents on Earth, Australia is moving from traditional hydro to the watery resources surrounding the island nation. EcoGeneration spoke with tidal power company Atlantis Resources’ Tim Cornelius about the clean tech industry, the company’s latest tidal power project and Australia’s tidal power potential.
An American company has completed the installation of the first of two turbines in the United State’s first commercial hydrokinetic power project. Kate Pemberton reports.Jacqueline Beach
Climate change and the world’s energy future were key issues discussed at the 2009 World Economic Forum held in Davos-Kloisters, Switzerland. During the annual meeting, participants discussed the need for increased fiscal action on climate change — but it’s not all doom and gloom…Sarah Robertson
The new carbon market and the government’s complementary measures were the topic of lively discussion and debate at a recent industry seminar in Adelaide. Sarah Robertson reports.
Ministers from the 189 countries attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland, converging to discuss a path forward toward a new global climate change agreement. Kate Pemberton reports.
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