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Solar energy not just popular but logical choice for Australia

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Australia has plenty of sunshine throughout the entire year and harnessing solar energy is certainly a very interesting clean energy prospect down under. Solar energy popularity is growing not just in Australia but in the rest of the globe too as many countries are looking for clean energy sources to replace dirty fossil fuels such as coal.

In this sense, it is not surprising that according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 19% of all Australian households have solar panels or solar water heaters installed. This represents an astonishing growth because three years ago this percentage was only 5%.

Not surprisingly, it is South Australia that leads the way in solar energy use with 24% of households using some form of solar energy while in Queensland this percentage is 20%.

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Martifer Solar Marks its Presence as 3rd Largest European O&M Player

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Martifer Solar is a highly esteemed renewable energy systems provider with a presence in more than 20 countries in 4 different continents. It ranks amongst first five of Photovoltaic power generation systems providers in Europe. The company has a dedicated team doing research and innovation in related fields, which is why most of the projects undertaken by the company are as per the needs of the customer. It does not mean that Martifer Solar does not undertake regular projects. In fact, Martifer Solar aims at reducing energy costs as well as carbon emissions, to make the planet green. For this, the company’s engineers are willing to tweak technologies and come up with innovations. Since the company also has O&M services, such modifications are managed easily.

Martifer Solar’s O&M Services

O&M or Operations & Maintenance services are extensions of EPC or Engineering, Procurement/Purchasing, and Construction services offered by the company. After installing and constructing the solar energy generating system, it becomes necessary to operate and maintain it. Since the company has relevant know-how, O&M contract is usually given to the company.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 17:36 Read more...
 

How Can Business Be More Eco Friendly?

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The world is striving to be a greener place with many people actively opting to reduce their own personal carbon footprint. But it shouldn’t stop there. Businesses can play a large part in helping to reduce pollution and contribute to a greener, more economically friendly environment for everyone. In our latest post we have decided to look at some easy to achieve ways that businesses can actively reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a better environment.

How Can Business Be More Eco Friendly?

The world is striving to be a greener place with many people actively opting to reduce their own personal carbon footprint. But it shouldn’t stop there. Businesses can play a large part in helping to reduce pollution and contribute to a greener, more economically friendly environment for everyone. In our latest post we have decided to look at some easy to achieve ways that businesses can actively reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a better environment.

Lighting

One of the main ways that your business can reduce its impact on the environment is to change the lighting throughout your building to incorporate LEDs. LED lights typically last 25 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs while also using around 75% less energy which means they are a great way to not only save money but to also reduce your impact on the environment. The more lights that you switch to LEDs the more money you could potentially save as the running cost of an LED is far less when compared to incandescent bulbs.

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Offshore wind development - Good or bad for marine wildlife?

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Offshore wind power capacity is constantly growing. It is very likely that in years to come offshore wind energy will become very important renewable energy source, not just because offshore winds are more powerful than those on land but also because many countries are running out of lands to build new wind farms.

There are many environmentalists who fear that the rapid development of offshore wind farms could hurt marine wildlife but in reality it is still premature to know for sure what exactly will happen once offshore wind development goes to a flying start.

The possible negative consequences on marine life could be excessive noise pollution that could result hearing damage, disorient animals and fish as they move out of the area to avoid the noise. Some environmentalists also fear that some marine animals could get injured by ships or being disturbed by vessel movements associated with surveying and installation activities.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 12:41 Read more...
 

Geothermal energy development in Oregon

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California and Nevada are usually the two most talked about states regarding the geothermal energy development in United States, and rightly so, because these two states lead the nation in geothermal energy development. But this doesn't mean that other states are not ready to give geothermal power a chance, and one of these states is also Oregon.

GEA states that there is about 33 MW of geothermal power on-line in Oregon, which produced 165 GWh in 2013. This number isn't big but Oregon has plenty of room for further improvement.

The recent industrial study identified 19 projects under development in Oregon with "estimated subsurface resources of 340 MW that developers expect could provide 60 MW of additional power within the next few years if appropriate contracts are secured."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 20:35 Read more...
 

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