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Milford Track New Zealand

Walking the Milford Track

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It was Mark Twain who wryly observed that golf was “a good walk spoiled.” On a more positive note, he’s also on record as having described the Milford Track in New Zealand as “The Eighth Wonder of the World”, and “the finest walk in the world.” Last month I walked the Milford Track with one… Read More »Walking the Milford Track

Economics of Solar Power

The Changing Economics Of Solar PV

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Here’s a post on another blog today that is VERY interesting. Rather than comment, I’ll let you read it yourself! It starts… “Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has just released anexcellent paper illustrating how the economics of Solar PV have dramatically changed since 2008. The paper’s authors are drawn from a diverse group including BNEF, the… Read More »The Changing Economics Of Solar PV

Australia China Solar Energy Alliance

Power in numbers: Tapping the Australia-China solar energy alliance

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  by John Grimes, Chief Executive, Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES). Greg Combet’s recent visit to China for the annual Australia-China Climate Change Forum was a timely reminder of the strong action China is taking to cut its carbon pollution levels and the importance of the partnership between Australia and China in reducing global greenhouse… Read More »Power in numbers: Tapping the Australia-China solar energy alliance

Turanor Planetsolar

Solar Powered Ship Completes Historic Round The World Voyage

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Solar Ship Back Home The first, historic, around-the-world voyage by a solar-powered shiphas just been completed in Monaco by MS Turanor PlanetSolar. The sleek, 31 metre-long, 95-tonne catamaran is made of carbon-fibre, and is powered by 530 square metres of SunPower solar panelspartnered with 10 tonnes of lithium batteries. She is the largest solar-powered ship… Read More »Solar Powered Ship Completes Historic Round The World Voyage