5 » Solar Panel Rebate
Solar Panel Installations and Home Solar Power Systems
Click For a Quote
OR 1300 676 527
Solar Power Home Solar Installations Solar Rebates Testimonials News Blog Contact Us

Suntech to supply solar panels to a solar farm in Arizona

Posted by admin on February 4th, 2011

Suntech Power Holdings, a largest manufacturer of solar panels for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications, declared that it had signed a deal with Sempra Energy (SRE) to supply solar panels for a 150-megawatt solar farm in Arizona and said that some of the solar panels will be made at its Arizona factory, although most will be shipped from its facilities in China.

The construction facility occupies over 117,000 square foot area and incorporates fully-automated production and product testing equipment. The facility presently manufactures SunTech 280 W solar panels, which are utilized in commercial and utility-level electric power production.

Suntech plans to supply about 800,000 solar panels in a deal worth “hundreds of millions” of dollars, said Steven Chan, president of Suntech America.

The new latest production facility will employ 78 employees for the manufacture of solar panels and they will now work up to sixteen hours a day. Earlier, when the factory started its operations in October 2010 it was running for eight hours and deployed 40 employees.

Read the rest of this entry »

America’s Princeton University to build a solar power farm of 3.5MW

Posted by admin on February 4th, 2011

The United States Princeton University has announced to build a 3.5MW solar power farm. U.S. For Princeton university it is one of the largest facilities.

The country has kept about 11 hectares of land reserved for commencing the project with 16 500 solar panels.

Each year, this system delivers solar electricity of about 8 million kilowatt-hours. This amount of electricity is sufficient to 7,000 residential units and is equal to the annual requirements of Princeton University.
By Key Equipment Finance, this project will be funded and owned, “said Princeton University.

Vice-President of Princeton University, Michael McKay said that the approach of university will serve as a national model and for university students the facility will be also used.

Read the rest of this entry »

Solar Light Bulb

Posted by admin on February 3rd, 2011

Solar LED light bulb is meant to replace kerosene lamps as a lighting source where many people burn fossil fuels for light, which can be dangerous and expensive.

The N100 solar bulb, LED lighting is energy efficient, with a long life, is about the size of a standard incandescent bulb and has four small solar panels housed in a waterproof case. It do not requires any external power source, no maintenance for up to five years, is very easy to install and is suitable for use in remote locations away from the power grid. Five LEDs and a replaceable NiMH battery inside provide up to four hours of light when the device is fully charged. People hang it outside during the day and then turn it on at night.   Carmanah Technologies, Canadian manufacturer of these lights, has more than 250,000 installations in 110 countries and has supplied the lighting for the Khawr ‘Abd Allah Waterway in Iraq and the Bagram airfield in Afghanistan.

The LEDs are meant to last 50,000 to 100,000 hours, and the solar power panels are rated to last 10 years. The life of the N100 is basically 5 to 10 years, according to Nokero representative Tom Boyd.

The lights consists of light emitting diodes, a solar photovoltaic system, and battery all housed in a durable, waterproof polycarbonate case.  They will survive extended exposure to the environment, extreme swings in ambient temperature from -40°F to 176°F (-40°C to +80°C), shock, heavy vibration and UV degradation.

Read the rest of this entry »

Portable Solar Panel for Light and to Charge Cell Phones

Posted by admin on February 3rd, 2011

Engineering students from the University of Michigan have founded Emerald, a portable solar panel-powered device that provides 100 lumens of light and power for your electronics.

These engineering students founded the start-up company June Energy. Energy from the personal solar power panel, Emerald, can provide energy light to do homework or power to charge a cell phone. June Energy, is spending its second semester in the TechArb Student Business Accelerator, and it recently received more than $500,000 in venture capital. The company is about to ship its first 40 domestic orders.

Read the rest of this entry »

NSW government to fund Solar Bonus Scheme from the Climate Change Fund

Posted by admin on February 2nd, 2011

NEW South Wales premier Kristina Keneally has said that the government will offset the proposed electricity rise from 1st July next year. The offset will done by funding Solar Bonus Scheme with the Climate Change fund.  The entire cost of the $1.5 billion solar bonus scheme will be paid by the government till 2016.

The Electricity bills were supposed to go up by $100 next year and NSW government has decided two months ahead of election to offset the price rise. NSW government contribution is estimated $471 million in 2011-2012 for the cost of the Solar Bonus Scheme. Ms Keneally said that government want to provide relief from rising energy cost especially low income earners.

Read the rest of this entry »

Every house in Awali, initiated by Bahrain’s will run on solar energy

Posted by admin on February 1st, 2011

Every house in Awali may soon drive the solar power energy, if a pilot project to initiate Bahrain National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) proves to be successful.

U.S. company, Petro Solar now carry out a feasibility of the project, said Oil and Gas Affairs Minister and Noga chairman Dr Abdulhussain Mirza.

“We had a meeting with Petro Solar delegation led by President Jenny Martin, who visited Bahrain and they said solar energy was a real alternative to Bahrain,” he told a sister newspaper Gulf Daily News (GDN).

Dr Mirza said Noga also discuss how to finance the project.

“If the project is successfully implemented in Awali, there is a real possibility it could take away and implement in other areas of Bahrain, as well,” he said.

“The Pertrosolar visit we also discussed the future of energy in Bahrain.”

GDN previously reported that the government had approved plans to establish two new “hybrid” power plants, one to use solar energy and the second using wind power, which combined would be 200 MW of power.

Read the rest of this entry »

LSAs (Liquid Solar Arrays) designed to float

Posted by admin on February 1st, 2011

Looking towards the need of large solar fields, the LSAs (Liquid Solar Arrays) are now designed to float in water.Grids of F-CPV modules, generating 200 kilowatts, can be configured to fit any reservoir, lake, pond or oceans. When storms hit, they simply submerge themselves under the water until it passes. It’s built using light weight, constructed by plastic and fibreglass with existing solar concentrator technologies. These solar power panels on water doubles as a breathable reservoir cover that significantly reduces evaporation and eliminates organic and algae growth. The efficiency of the system increases in the areas of strong sunlight, such as Africa, Asia, Australia, Mediterranean countries and South, Central and southern North America.

Both the apparatus used to convert solar energy and to store the energy, floats on a body of water that confines and stores a large quantity of solar-heated water for producing electricity with a closed-cycle heat engine. An expansive horizontal structure parallel to the surface of the water confines one or more horizontal layers of water, a distributed array of heat transfer structures gathers solar energy and imparts it to the confined water, the heat engines produce electricity utilizing the temperature difference between the confined water and ambient water. The heat transfer structures can be configured to transfer solar energy to the confined water using a convective process; and some or all of the heat transfer structures can be configured to transfer solar energy to the stored water using a distillation process that optionally produces distilled water as a by-product.

Read the rest of this entry »

Solar Power to beat high temperature

Posted by admin on January 31st, 2011

The weather bureau has forecast temperature as 39 degrees Celsius in Melbourne, 42C in Adelaide, 46C at Wudinna and 45C at Ceduna in the west of South Australia.

If you are fed up of High Temperature and rising electricity bills then solar power is the best ways to reduce or totally eliminate heat and household electricity bills. The size of solar system you purchase will ultimately determine how much money you can save and/or earn through feed-in tariffs.

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaics converts light into electric current using the photoelectric effect.

The Government is also supporting the green energy, and all states have solar rebates in form of direct rebate and feed-in-tariff for solar electricity generation. The Government Rebate will be reduced in year 2011. So it is best to take advantage of Rebates now.

“It is said that the sun’s rays falling on the earth for about twenty minutes is enough to meet the electricity requirements of the year. It is important that we control this energy for our our advantage to fight against global warming. Solar energy can be used for domestic use or part of it can be converted into solar electricity from solar power technology.

Read the rest of this entry »

M and B Switchgears funding solar photovoltaic solar power plant

Posted by admin on January 31st, 2011

M AND B Switchgears Pvt. Ltd., established in 1979 in Indore has proposed to enter capital market for funding its forthcoming solar photovoltaic solar power plant, with a public issue of 50 lakh equity shares (face value of Rs 10 each).

It has filed draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with SEBI. The issue will constitute 25% of the post-issue paid-up equity share capital of company.

The company manufactures distribution transformers, power transformers, furnace/rectifier transformers and special purpose transformers. It has today grown laborer strength and targeting more than 150 per turnover of Rs. 1000000000. It is the business of manufacturing transformers for over 30 years. It is in the business of manufacturing transformers for more than 30 years.

The Modern factory spread 1,00,000 Sq. feet area of the latest manufacturing and advanced machinery increased capacity of up to 25 MVA, 132 KV. M and B has increased its manufacturing capacity of 550 transformers 5109 a year. Its current annual production ratio is 75 000 kVA KVA of the transformer month for single shift basis.

It will also use the issue proceeds and the creation of new network-attached 4 MWp photovoltaic power plant Village Gagorni, Rajghar District, Madhya Pradesh. The total estimated project cost of Rs 71.36 crore.

Read the rest of this entry »

Waterdown District High School gets $816,000 to install solar panels

Posted by admin on January 31st, 2011

Waterdown District High School in Hamilton has been awarded an $816,000 provincial grant to install solar panels on its roof. The teacher Tim Carr wants to make the school a “centre for renewable energy.”The innovative system  which should be completed by the next academic year. “Energy is something we take for granted,” said the environmental sciences and outdoor education teacher. “We’re not on a sustainable path.”

The Waterdown school  was looking for the local solar companies to donate supplies in lack of capital funds, then they came to know about the new provincial program that funds solar power projects in schools. With the board’s approval, Carr put together a proposal that he hoped would start to transform the school and educate his students.

The province passed over the school’s pitches for solar air and solar thermal systems in favour of the solar photovoltaic project. The panels will be installed by QPA Solar Inc. of Dundas. The solar system is expected to actually make money for the board over 20 years through its energy production.

“It’s a great opportunity,” said Carr. “It’s good for the community and for the students.”

Read the rest of this entry »

   SolarGen Home - Home Solar Power - Commercial Solar Power - About SolarGen - Happy Customers
   Go Solar! - Learn About Solar - FAQ - Terms & Conditions - Sitemap
   Copyright © SolarGen™ 2007 - 2010 | Sitemap | Government | Rebates | Environment | FAQ | Facebook | Twitter
Accredited Installers of Solar Panels and Solar Energy Systems!
Sydney - Newcastle - Wollongong - Melbourne - Geelong - Canberra - Hobart - Darwin - Brisbane - Gold Coast - Adelaide - Perth
SolarGen™ Solar Power Systems
1.5kW Systems - 2.0kW Systems - 2.5kW Systems - 3.0kW Systems - 4.0kW Systems - 5.0kW Systems - 10.0kW Systems