Posts from category: National


NEWS: Solar does NSW a power of good

From Sydney Morning Herald THE boom in solar panel installations coupled with higher electricity prices and energy efficiency measures has pushed back the likely need for new baseload electricity generation capacity in NSW until near the end of the decade. The need...

NEWS: Sanyo unveils largest rooftop system

 August 24, 2010 Sanyo recently unveiled what is being touted as the largest commercially-funded rooftop solar panel installation in Australia. The 200-kilowatt solar system was recently installed on the rooftop of the Johnson & Johnson Medical headquarters in...

NEWS: Police chase solar panel thieves

August 20, 2010 Police are investigating the repeated theft of expensive solar panels from rest stops in Queensland’s Gulf country. The panels are used to provide power and pump water in toilet facilities along the Gulf Developmental Road. Georgetown officer Will...

WA Regional towns to be solar powered

 TWO solar-power stations will be built in regional WA as part of the State Government’s renewable energy commitment. Energy Minister Peter Collier said the stations would be built at Marble Bar and Nullagine at a total cost of $27.7 million. Mr Collier said they...

WA Power Station closer to reality

 March 8, 2010 The first large-scale power station in WA to run entirely on solar energy is a step closer to reality. A proposed $1.3 million station, at the old Carnarvon landfill site, was launched by EMC Solar today. The station, which will have an initial capacity...