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Transparent Solar Panels Could Turn Windows Into Power Generators

A huge step in solar energy technology is about to be taken! Scientists from the University of Michigan have developed a solar panel that is completely transparent and could be used in buildings as windows at the same time they’re producing energy. This advance represents what it could be the beginning of a new era …

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How long do Solar Panels last?

Many people are full of doubts before going solar, and it is completely understandable. Solar energy is a whole new technology for some of us and we want to make sure that we are investing our money smartly, and the first question that always comes to mind is: how long is this going to last? …

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Taking the waves

By: Soleira The Wave, the UK’s first surf lake, opened in Bristol on the weekend.  Using Wavegarden Cove technology, the 180-metre long lagoon’s wave generator is capable of creating up to 1,000 waves per hour ranging from 50cm to almost 2m in height. Under normal operations, a new wave will be generated every 8-10 seconds. …

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Australia Climate Emergency Petition

By: Soleira. A petition calling on the House of Representatives to a declare a climate emergency attracted hundreds of thousands of signatures, but a recent motion in Parliament failed. The petition request closed at midnight last night with 370,004 signatures; with more than 17,000 signatures added since we mentioned the petition yesterday. It sought not …

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Visit a Solar Farm!

By: Soleira If you have always wanted to take a look around a solar farm, towards the end of October may offer you an opportunity to do so! Clean Energy Open Day on Sunday 27th October will see public accessed permitted to 16 wind and solar farms across Australia. The areas where PV facilities will …

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Hydrogen Action Plan

By: Soleira The Marshall Government wants to see SA leveraging its wind, solar energy and land resources, infrastructure and skills to be a world-class renewable hydrogen supplier. South Australia’s Marshall Government has taken the wraps off its plan for making the state a major green hydrogen producer and exporter. To be formally launched on September …

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Climate change and Energy in Western Australia (issues paper)

By: Soleira Last week, the Government released its ‘Climate change in Western Australia – issues paper’, which covers 11 focus areas including transforming energy generation. WA’s McGowan Government is calling on Western Australians to have their say on climate change policy, including issues related to energy. Around 28% of dwellings in Western Australia have solar …

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Solar Power takes the water

Utilities Watercare and Vector yesterday announced a megawatt-scale system to be constructed atop a wastewater treatment pond at Watercare’s Rosedale facility in Auckland’s North Shore. PV project in New Zealand will not just be the nation’s largest solar power installation, but also its first floating solar farm. “It’s the first time floating solar will be …

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