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29 June 2012

New Zealand should be a leader in solar energy

NZ can be a leader in solar energy, but must act now. Credit: BRENDAN WINITANA OPINION: Japan is in a crisis. Since the earthquake and...
28 June 2012

Falling cost makes solar panels tempting

Investors are tossing up whether to invest in state-owned electricity company floats or install solar panels kits in their homes, according to the...
28 June 2012

New Zealand, 100% solar by 2020?

Series 2012, Episode 4 | 100% Solar 28 Jun 12 | 0:24:12 | Classification: G Tim Wilson hosts a finale five-part series for TVNZ 7 with a big...
28 June 2012

Week 2 progress update - Fakaofo Atoll (Tokelau)

Image: View down the inverter room. It has been just over two weeks since the Powersmart team arrived on Fakaofo and we have seen great...
28 June 2012

Mount solar star powering Pacific

Image: Solar panels and equipment arrive on Tokelau. Posted at 7:02am Wednesday 27th Jun, 2012 | By Hamish Carter...
24 June 2012

Tokelau to be entirely solar-powered (Source: One News)

Image: Noel and the Governor General - Fakaofo Atoll Noel Ackerman from Powersmart Solar was one One News last night talking about our project...
23 June 2012

Solar power has bright future

Image: Mike Bassett-Smith, director at PowerSmart ITRAT BASHIR   Solar generation surged past wind power to become the renewable...
19 June 2012

Solar energy boom on horizon for Japan

Photo / Thinkstock Japan is poised to overtake Germany and Italy to become the world's second-biggest market for solar power as incentives...
18 June 2012

Winter power price rises bite

By Nicholas Jones Households will be paying higher power bills this winter as energy price increases made months ago bite in the cold...
17 June 2012

Solar System on Fakaofo Atoll (Tokelau) Construction Underway

This week marked the first week in the construction of Fakaofo Atoll's solar power system.  The Tokelau Renewable Energy Project (TREP)...
7 June 2012

Photovoltaic Cells Tap Underwater Solar Energy

06/07/2012 07:40 EDT - NRL News Release 77-12r Contact: Daniel Parry Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Electronics Science...
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