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The age of green supercars has arrived

European consumers have been buying far fewer cars in recent years; Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne says the auto companies “have lost three million (sales) in five years.” That poses an epic challenge for Europe’s struggling carmakers: How to rekindle automotive lust in crisis-sated, climate-conscious consumers and lure them back to showrooms.  One not-so-obvious solution was on …

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Record surge in solar PV applications across SEQ: Energex

South East Queenslanders’ love affair with solar electricity systems hit new heights during May with a record 14,530 applications being received by Energex. The new record beat the previous highest month which was in May 2011 with 14,200 applications, but also continued a staggering surge in interest during 2012 for solar photovoltaic (PV) connections. Read …

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Solar power has bright future – CSIRO

THE myth that solar power is unreliable because clouds sometimes cover the sun has been dispelled by a world-first report produced by the CSIRO. While clouds or rainy weather drastically reduce the amount of electricity produced by solar panels, intelligent management of the power grid means panels and mirrors should still supply 40 per cent …

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Solar Panel Efficiency Boosted 30%

New RMIT-led research has replaced silicon on solar panelling with dye-sensitised solar cells to turn light energy into niobium pentoxide – an environmentally friendly metal-oxide that can improve panel efficiency by at least 30 per cent. Read More

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NEXTDC to Build Australia’s Biggest Commercial Rooftop Solar System

NEXTDC Limited (ASX:NXT) (“the Company” or “NEXTDC”) has made another unprecedented move for the Australian data centre industry by committing to build what will be Australia’s largest privately-owned rooftop photovoltaic solar system at its Port Melbourne data centre called “M1”. Read More

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Splash out less on your pool

Did you know your pool pump is one of your most energy-hungry appliances? The average pool owner spends approximately $640 annually to run it, accounting for up to 32% of a household’s electricity costs. You could save an average of $200 each year, and receive a $250 EFTPOS gift card for connecting your pool pump to …

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Winemaker raises his glass to foresight

WHEN Mark Davidson set out to reduce his business’s energy consumption a year ago, he did so knowing a carbon price was a high probability. So when the legislation passed through the Senate yesterday, Mr Davidson knew the Hunter Valley winery he part owns would be better protected than most from electricity price rises as …

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How solar power works

A solar power system is designed to generate electricity from the sun using what is known as the photovoltaic effect.  The solar panels are connected in series to create the desired voltages of up to 600v DC depending on the inverter and sunlight intensity, which is converted to 240V AC by your inverter.  This electricity …

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About Solar Energy

Solar energy is the most abundant form of energy on earth. So much so that enough sunlight falls on the earth’s surface every hour to meet the worlds energy demands for an entire year. Solar power is a growing trend among Australian home owners and is an ideal choice for city or urban areas as …

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