Solar News

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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