Australian news, and some related international items

Harvey Norman aims to be an Australian leader in solar panel sales

Harvey Norman invests in solar panels 19 June 12  Retailer Harvey Norman plans to be a market leader in the domestic solar industry after placing a substantial order for user-friendly solar panels.

United States-based Westinghouse said on Tuesday it had received an
order for five megawatts of its Solar Instant Connect solar panel
systems from Harvey Norman.

The order represents a significant investment in the green technology,
which will result in Westinghouse’s shipments in 2012 more than
doubling from 2011.

Harvey Norman said the uptake of solar energy in Australia was
stronger than in most other parts of the world, with over 830
megawatts sold in the local market in 2011.

“With Australian power pricing continuing to rise, we are continuing
to see very strong demand for solar installations,” Harvey Norman
commercial division franchisee Alan Stephenson said in a statement.

“In addition to supplying kitchen, bathroom items, hot water and air
conditioning systems, we have established a solar business, which we
believe will be a market leader.”

The newly ordered solar panels require Australian certification, and
the first shipments to Harvey Norman are expected to begin in
late-2012, Westinghouse said.

June 22, 2012 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, solar |

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