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Commercial & Industrial PV

Detailed customer energy data is becoming available, here’s what the government scheme could do for industry

Access to extremely detailed consumer energy data is becoming available in Australia part of the federal government’s Consumer Data Right scheme. Used imaginatively, the data has the potential to improve how investment decisions are made, and could even open up new approaches to energy retailing, Stuart Low, founder of Biza tells pv magazine Australia.

DAS Solar unveils n-type bifacial module for Australian market

Chinese module manufacturer DAS Solar has marked its entry into the Australian market with the release of an all-black n-type bifacial solar panel featuring an output of 410 W to 430 W and efficiencies of up to 22%.


New plug-and-play mobile PV system

The “Solar Box” mobile power plant is a container consisting of solar modules, a battery storage system, and a hydrogen storage system. According to Austria’s Alternative Energy Projects (AEP), the system starts at 94 kW and can be scaled up to more than 5 MW.


Sims announces plan to sell stake in LMS Energy

Metal recycling company Sims plans to offload its 50% stake in Queensland-headquartered renewable energy group LMS Energy which owns and operates six solar plants and 36 waste-to-energy facilities at landfill sites throughout Australia.

Shell Energy delivers battery-backed renewables solution for NSW

The Australian renewables and energy solutions arm of global energy Shell is finalising the installation of a solar-powered virtual power plant featuring battery energy storage systems deployed across 16 New South Wales government buildings.

ClearVue secures chance to test solar window tech in Hong Kong

Western Australian solar window company ClearVue Technologies has won a tender to complete a study of its electricity generating glazing technology, which will be installed at a Hong Kong government department’s headquarters as part of a fully-funded field trial.

NSW welcomes a fresh cohort of solar schools

A new cohort of 18 New South Wales (NSW) public schools will receive solar and battery energy storage systems in the latest round of the NSW government’s Smart Energy Schools Pilot Project.

Australian rooftop solar hits 20 GW

Australia’s rooftop solar capacity has passed the 20 GW threshold, according to analysis from solar consultancy SunWiz. Solar will subsequently overtake coal-fired capacity in April, when a New South Wales coal power station closes – making PV the country’s largest power generator.


BayWa’s lessons from expanding into Southeast Asia

In recent years, global renewables developer BayWa re has been turning its attention to the Asia Pacific, expanding into Southeast Asia. Junrhey Castro, the company’s director of solar distribution in Southeast Asia, sat down with pv magazine Australia to discuss its experiences in the emerging markets of the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Nanovue offers self-cleaning solution for solar panel soiling

Australian nanotechnology company Nanoveu has developed a multifunctional anti-soiling coating for solar glass that is designed to inhibit surface debris and algae growth from forming on PV panels.


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