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GoodWe’s new lightweight PV modules now on rooftops

An Alspec building in NSW with a rooftop unable to support traditional solar PV modules adopted GoodWe’s lightweight Galaxy Series, which requires no racking and has ultra-thing glass to save weight.

Tesla makes strategic entry into the Australia’s retail market

Tesla has recently registered as a “Market Customer” with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). This development, brought to light by industry expert Jon Sibley, has sparked intrigue into Tesla’s intentions in Australia’s retail energy sector.


Adding rooftop solar to social housing tenants brings equality, savings

Modelling from UNSW and the Australian PV Institute has found governments investing in rooftop solar for state-owned and NGO-owned social housing would save low-income tenants money, deliver returns within just a handful of years, and support the grid with new generation.

Weekend read: 100% solar offgrid, 100% on wheels

Jason and Kara are Canadian overlanders from the “Everlanders” channel on YouTube. Overlanding is self-reliant travel on the road, driving to remote places across international borders. pv magazine caught up with Jason between legs of their latest road trip.


Solar installer convicted on false certificates scheme

A Brisbane-based man pled guilty to a scheme where solar installations were certified while the signed supervisor was, at the time, overseas.

Solar Citizens calls for more electric utes to help regional Australia

Following a six-month roadshow in an electric ute, Solar Citizens has a five-point plan to make electric vehicles (EVs) more attractive to people in regional and rural areas.

ClearVue releases results from first long-term study of clear solar glass

Perth-based ClearVue is making significant strides as its transparent solar windows demonstrate tangible outcomes following a two-year study and published paper.


Trina Solar gets all-clear from Clean Energy Regulator

Trina Solar has been given a green light by Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator, more than three years after finding the company had made a solar panel certification mistake which raised questions over manufacturing standards.

ARENA funds VPP to cool demand from supermarkets and refrigerated warehouses

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded $3.7 million in funding to Enel X to add hundreds of supermarkets and refrigerated warehouses to a virtual power plant (VPP) operation to provide flexible demand to the National Electricity Market. 

Retailer data sharing delivers consumption monitoring without the meter

Solar Analytics, an Australian solar energy analytics company, is offering a new service that allows solar owners to retrieve consumption data directly from retail meters, eliminating the need for additional consumption metering. Known as Integrated+, the release to all eligible homes in the National Electricity Market (NEM) follows a trial in Victoria. 

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