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Next-gen solar designed to take the heat

07 May, 2020

A next-generation solar cell that can maintain efficiency in the heat has been developed by engineers at Iowa State University.


SA Water to build solar farm on former refinery site

23 April, 2020

SA Water will purchase land at the former ExxonMobil Port Stanvac oil refinery to construct a 35,000-panel solar farm.


Electricity-generating windows follow solar cell breakthrough

21 April, 2020

Australian researchers have revealed that 2 m2 of solar window will generate the same amount of power as a standard rooftop solar panel.


FIMER Group announces new CEO

20 April, 2020

Global inverter solutions provider FIMER Group has announced the appointment of Alessio Facondo as its new CEO.


REC Alpha series 60-cell solar panel

12 March, 2020

The REC Alpha Series 60-cell solar panel is designed to reach 380 W-peak power and deliver over 20% more power from the same area and the same number of panels.


Generating solar power on building facades

05 March, 2020

Using photovoltaic elements on facades could be a useful way to supplement solar energy supply, new research suggests.


UQ develops quantum dot solar cells

19 February, 2020

A University of Queensland team has developed quantum dot solar cells that can be made into thin, flexible films and used to generate electricity.


SOLARWATT Vision glass-glass solar PV modules

30 January, 2020

SOLARWATT's Vision glass-glass modules are durable and robust against environmental influences. They are approved for Australian cyclone conditions.


Unlocking the potential of the dark side of solar

14 January, 2020

Purdue scientists calculate the potential of the dark underside of a solar panel, which can be used to convert sunlight reflected off the ground into more electricity.


$15m in funding to address solar panel end-of-life issues

11 December, 2019

ARENA has announced up to $15m in funding to support research that aims to address end-of-life issues for solar PV panels, as well as increasing their efficiency and lowering their cost.


1414 Degrees to acquire Aurora Solar Energy Project

05 December, 2019

1414 Degrees is set to acquire SolarReserve Australia II, which owns the Aurora Solar Energy Project near Port Augusta in South Australia and two solar sites in NSW.


ISPT launches stage two of national solar project

04 December, 2019

Property manager ISPT has installed 13,000 high-tech solar panels across 75,000 m2 of roof space and 12 retail properties in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.


Smart solar townhome residents set to save

08 November, 2019

A community in Melbourne's western growth corridor is launching a smart solar package across its townhouse offering, helping residents to save up to 80% on their electricity bills.


CSIRO solar tech powers electric cars

11 October, 2019

CSIRO has developed solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging technology that connects EV charging stations with energy generated by rooftop solar panels.


Yackandandah closer to totally renewable

03 October, 2019

Ten public buildings in Yackandandah, Victoria have switched to solar, taking the town another step closer to reaching its 100% renewable energy target.


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