Solar bonus scheme
The Solar Bonus Scheme (the Scheme) provides a feed-in tariff for eligible customers with small solar or wind generators that are connected to the grid. The Scheme commenced on 1 January 2010 and operates until 31 December 2016.
Giant solar power station for far western NSW
The Federal Government has announced plans to build a $450 million solar power station four times the size of Sydney's CBD in far western New South Wales.
CEFC’s role in making Australia the next global force of renewable energy
The abundance of sunlight that can fuel solar power and wind to power turbines make Australia a power bloc in renewable energy. The availability of these natural resources and modern infrastructure and technology plus an established political system allows for such potential.
New technology that cools solar cells to improve its efficiency
A problem encountered with solar cells is that when they get hot, they become less efficient in converting light to electricity. A new technology has been developed by three engineers from Stanford to address this problem. The technology is based on a thin silica material that is patterned and laid on top of the solar cell. The tests were run on a rooftop in Stanford. The transparent material allows absorption of sunlight which powers the solar cells and captures and emits the thermal radiation from infrared rays.