Small-scale solar power industry holds its own as clouds gather

Peter Hannam Solar panel capacity held up in 2014 despite headwinds. Photo: Glenn Hunt Australia's small-scale solar energy industry held steady in 2014 although uncertainty about the Abbott government's support for renewable energy and rising costs for imported panels as the dollar wilts are casting a cloud over the sector. The country added about 800 … Continue reading Small-scale solar power industry holds its own as clouds gather

Could the World Be 100 Percent Solar? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is the global potential of solar energy? - Perhaps the only thing more unrealistic than the idea of a modern world powered 100 percent on solar energy is the idea that extracting every last bit of fossil energy is sustainable, good for the long-term economy or a habitable planet. Building a new energy economy … Continue reading Could the World Be 100 Percent Solar? [INFOGRAPHIC]