Western Australian solar window company ClearVue Technologies has completed third-party testing with the Singapore Building and Construction Authority, saying the results illustrate strong thermal and energy outcomes.
La Trobe University plans to build what it says will be the largest urban solar farm in Victoria, with about 4,300 solar panels to be installed at its Bundoora campus in Melbourne’s north as part of the university’s goal to achieve ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2029.
Australia’s solar market and pricing has been shaken up in recent months with the entrance of Tongwei Solar. Compounding this is the global free fall in panel pricing, which solar analyst Warwick Johnston says is yet to properly hit Australia. “There’s super cheap panels that are coming through and everyone will have to adjust their prices accordingly,” he says.
A major jump in small-scale air source heat pump installations has been illustrated by the Clean Energy Regulator’s latest Carbon Market Report. Australia’s large-scale renewables segment, however, is languishing with the Regulator knocking its 2023 final investment decision (FID) forecasts down from 3.5 GW to 2.5 GW. Just a 0.5 GW has reach FID in 2023 so far.
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.
Chinese company GoodWe will now be offering specialised carport solar panels to the Australian market, which it says are designed to overcome issues around water drainage and wiring.
Australian thermal storage company, Graphite Energy, has received development approval for a $29 million (USD 18.6 million) sustainable energy precinct in Lake Cargelligo, in the mid-west of New South Wales.
1Komma5°, a German startup aggressively expanding in Australia, has now begun taking Australian orders for its own line of “ethical, low carbon” solar panels.
Industrial property giant ESR has signed a partnership deal with C&I solar company Solar Bay. The pair say it will see $500 million (USD 318 million) spent over the next decade to deliver up to 50 MW of solar, 300 MW of battery storage capacity and EV charging infrastructure.
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