Solar power


Bright future: Google launches Project Sunroof

8:35AM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 |  Google has launched a new service allowing Google Maps users to determine how well solar panels will work on their house.

Quirky aesthetics and clean tech light up the streets

7:11PM | Monday, 1 July 2013 |  Here's a bright idea that really lights up the streets.

Solar industry in chaos as pioneer Solar Shop placed into receivership

9:19PM | Monday, 12 September 2011 |  The downturn in the solar industry has now reached one of the country's most recognisable brands, with Adelaide-based Solar Shop being put into the hands of receivers as the industry continues to suffer under volatile changes to subsidies and benefits.

Turning up the heat on solar competitors

9:23PM | Friday, 9 September 2011 |  Sun Connect founder Mark Tuker has been forced to defend his stance on solar since day one. Tuke says he started the business after recognising a flaw within the industry.

Renewable energy certificate clearing house Well Being Green collapses into administration

8:09PM | Wednesday, 31 August 2011 |  Well Being Green, a business that acted as a type of intermediary for solar installers to trade renewable energy certificates, has collapsed into administration, owing more than $7 million to about 200 creditors.

Solar power – a no dawn start

7:58PM | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 |  Research and development on energy is all about providing renewable base load power –something traditional solar thermal generation has been unsuccessful at achieving. That is until now.

Solar-powered bins not a rubbish idea

3:26PM | Wednesday, 23 March 2011 |  Solar-powered rubbish bins that compact their own litter recently went on trial in the UK, indicating the industry could be set for a breakthrough in Australia.