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Commercial & Industrial PV

Risen rolls out new n-type panels in Australian market

Chinese solar module maker Risen Energy has launched two new n-type panels into the Australian market, targeting both the rooftop and large-scale PV markets.

IEA tips Australia’s ‘outstanding’ solar economics to drive rooftop growth

The International Energy Agency expects Australia’s “outstanding” economic fundamentals for residential and commercial rooftop solar will see the sector stabilise in 2023 after a new report revealed the PV market contracted in 2022.


All photovoltaic-thermal system designs at a glance

An international research team has presented all possible system designs and applications for photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) technology. Their review includes conventional PV-T collectors, air-based systems, liquid-based installations, water-based collectors, refrigerant-based systems, heat-pipe-based technologies, dual air-water systems, building-integrated PVT arrays, and concentrated PVT collectors.


Swiss manufacturer enters Australia with heterojunction solar module

Swiss solar module maker Meyer Burger plans to grab a share of the booming Australian PV market, announcing it will start selling a series of high-performance solar panels that the company says deliver higher energy yields when compared to conventional technologies.

GoodWe to debut ‘ultra lightweight’ solar panel for rooftop installs

GoodWe will target low load-bearing and commercial rooftops with a new frameless solar panel that the manufacturer says is 60% lighter than conventional modules to be launched in the Australian market.

Solar generation high sparks record lows across energy grid

Record solar generation from both large-scale and rooftop PV is driving down the wholesale cost of energy, helping set new records for minimum demand for electricity from the grid and reducing emissions to record lows according to new data provided by the Australian Energy Market Operator.

China added 33.66 GW of new PV in Q1

China reached 327.4 GW cumulative installed PV capacity at the end of February, according to new figures from the National Energy Administration (NEA).


CEFC sharpens focus on small-scale solar with $150 million investment

The Australian government’s green bank has identified small- to medium-sized renewable energy generation projects as a key focus, tripling its existing mandate with specialist fund manager Infradebt in a move designed to drive investment in the space which it said has traditionally suffered from a funding “gap”.

Solis unveils hybrid inverters for rooftop applications

Solis has released a new line of hybrid inverters in five different power output versions, ranging from 3 kW to 8 kW. The hybrid inverters can be used with either lithium-ion or lead-acid batteries, with a maximum charging and discharging current of 190 A.


Mobile solar system for farms

India’s Vivasvan Solar has designed a foldable solar structure mounted on a trolley. The system has mechanisms to prevent damage to the panels during transit and is especially useful for agricultural farms.

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