Posts from category: Overseas


Enphase stabilizes Hawaii’s Electricity Grid

Hawaii has a high level of solar grid penetration at around 12% of all homes. Australia, despite interference from Governments about both state and Federal levels is already at greater than 20% and growing and a number of areas have solar on more than 40% of roofs....
EU takes step to curb China PV imports

EU takes step to curb China PV imports

 February 21, 2013 The following news article which was published in The Age begs the question whether Australia will follow suit and impose tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels EU member states have approved a European Commission plan to register solar panels from China,...
India launches anti-dumping probe against Chinese made solar panels

Germany sets world record for solar power production

 May 31, 2012 German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity – equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity – through the midday hours of Friday and Saturday, the head of a renewable energy think tank has said. Germany’s...

UK Couple told to remove solar panels from roof

From Daily Mail UK As lifelong environmentalists, Jack and Carole Robinson have always been keen to do their bit to help the planet. So the pensioners – who drive a hybrid electric car – thought nothing of spending £13,000 to fit solar panels to their bungalow. But...

Germany light years ahead of Australia

 March 29, 2010 By Sunshine Coast Solar Centre: Germany has nowhere near as much sunlight as Australia – but it has over 50 times as much solar power as Australia. An international study on clean energy conducted by the Pew Center has found Australia is lagging a long...

Spanish giant has plans for $1bn solar energy plant

 March 20, 2010 Cobra Energy, a branch of the multinational industrial conglomerate ACS, has functioning baseload solar stations in Andalucia and Extremadura in Spain and hopes to build a larger version here. Although the plant would have just a sixth of the capacity...

Morocco planning US$9 billion solar project

 March 1, 2010 Morocco is planning to use the latest solar energy technology to build a large solar energy project. Estimated at a cost of $9 billion, the project is expected to produce 38% of the country’s power by the year 2020. Moroccan officials stress that the...

US considers import tariff on Chinese Solar Panels

February 1, 2012 Weighing Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels The Commerce Department is scheduled to decide in a month whether Chinese solar panels should be subject to an import tariff, after fielding a complaint from domestic manufacturers that the Chinese are...