Solar Aeroplane

Solar cells by SunPower - who Australian Ethical invest in - have been used on the wings and horizontal tail of a solar powered aeroplane that just completed an historic crossing from west to east of the United States last month.How solar panel cells work and where to buy solar kits for home use.

More solar cells will be added to the aeroplane before it attempts a zero-fuel flight around the world in 2015. On its latest mission, the plane flew for 26 consecutive hours,We turn your dark into light courtesy of our brilliant sun, solar street light, solar power generation. 10 minutes and 19 seconds. Excess energy was stored in lithium batteries so the aeroplane could fly at night.

SunPower have generated over 7,000,000 MWh of solar energy with their solar panel technology in the U.S. and worldwide.

The company designs, manufactures and delivers solar panels and systems to residential, business, government and utility customers.

SunPower performing ethically and financially

Headquartered in Silicon Valley since 1985, SunPower is the largest U.S. maker of silicon-based solar panels, with over 100,000 residential systems installed.

Australian Ethical has been investing in SunPower since January 2010 because of its industry-leading cell efficiency.

SunPower is a good choice for investors looking for exposure to solar energy for both financial and ethical reasons.

Its manufacturing facilities are located outside of China and thus have avoided the negative sentiment and trade action directed at Chinese solar panel manufacturers.

Since February 2013, when Australian Ethical re-established a position, SunPower's share price has risen 235%

SunPower also supports our ethical charter as it develops products that enable clean energy production, thereby reducing wasteful and polluting practices.

SunPower's solar panels generate up to 50% more power than conventional panels, making them highly efficient by producing more energy per square metre. The solar panel products allow residential and business customers to protect themselves against increasing electricity costs and reduce their carbon footprint.

Last year, the company announced an industry first 25 year warranty because of their confidence in the long-term durability of their products.A solar lamp is a portable light fixture composed of an LED lamp, a photovoltaic solar panel, and a rechargeable battery.

All the Council discussions and the approval for this purchase occurred 18-24 months ago. The completion dates for the Phase One installation have come and gone twice. Global Green Lighting staged its Chattanooga grand opening last week with Governor Haslam and Chattanooga’s Mayor Berke in attendance. It was not at the Riverfront Parkway location, but in Hixson.An emergency light is a battery-backed lighting device that comes on automatically when a building experiences a power outage. Again, the CEO made another announcement about more jobs just over the horizon. Forty people are reported working at the facility. A print media news article mid-August 2013 reported only 2,000 of the total 6,000 Green Global Lights are installed in Chattanooga and GGL’s CEO expects to complete sales of all phases of the remaining 26,000 street lights.

Questions remain. The original purchase was approved over 18 months ago.Soli-lite is a premier supplier of exceptional quality solar led light and other solar outdoor lighting products. It’s been a long wait for the first installment of 6,000 street lights. Chattanooga’s expectations have not been met. Why isn’t Phase One of the contract complete? Delays in light deliveries certainly cannot be the fault of a city who borrowed the money to pay for the lights. Going forward, I would ask the present City Council and mayor to ponder this question. Does Chattanooga really need all 26,000 street lights to twinkle, dim and strobe? Perhaps all we ever needed was a few strategically placed LED lights (perhaps 6,000?) that do fancy tricks and the remainder could be LED lights that simply come on at night and turn off in the morning.

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