Solar Energy

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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Big Solar home’s results

By: Soleira Victoria’s Andrews Labor Government is claiming major success with its Solar Homes program – particularly on the PV side of things. “The latest figures show that Solar Homes has been overwhelmingly popular and Victorians in every part of the state are rushing to be part of the switch to cleaner, cheaper energy,” said …

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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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Solar goes to College

As you just read. The University of Adelaide has decided to go solar and the installation of a solar farm on the Roseworthy campus has already begun! The 1.2MW solar energy facility will incorporate a 420kw/1200kWh hybrid energy storage element – a combination of lithium-ion and vanadium flow batteries. Work commenced on August 19th at …

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Reward For Solar

Going solar is now object of rewards! That is right, now the CBA offers home loan customers CASH back for solar installations. Commonwealth Bank says it is rewarding home loan customers who have made their home more energy efficient through installing solar panels. So if you are a Commonwealth Bank home loan customer who has …

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Huge win for Solar Energy

After a long time of waiting, planning and working, solar energy just scored another huge victory as an important consumer finally completed its transition to solar. We are talking about Bayside, a three-level shopping centre located in the heart of Frankston, which is approximately 50 kilometres south of Melbourne’s central business district. In addition to …

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Difference between Power and Energy

You thought power and energy were the same? Well, they are not. Most people think they are the same thing, but there is a difference that is important for you to know. Let’s start with Power. What is power? Power is measured in watts. Kilowatts (kW), which you’ve probably heard of, is simply a thousand …

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