Posts from category: Solar Power


Chevron to test 7 types of solar panels

March 29, 2010 By Sunshine Coast Solar Centre: Chevron is installing a whopping 7,700 solar panels on 18 acres of land in California in a bid to identify which of 7 different solar panel technologies is the most efficient at generating power. The test will last for 3...

Woolies installs solar panels to pump petrol

March 29, 2010 Woolworths is trialling the use of renewable energy to partly power its petrol stations. The company switched on the solar panels at its Belconnen outlet, in northern Canberra, on Tuesday in what it claims to be an Australian first. It is the first time...

Panel Efficiencies – Cutting through the Sales Hype

 March 12, 2010 When considering a solar power system on the Sunshine Coast, you may be bombarded with sales messages that solar panels with higher efficiencies are superior to others. Is this really the case? Let’s compare two 2kW systems, one using Sunpower 300watt...