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Commercial & Industrial PV

Community group uses C&I solar profits to provide job opportunities

A volunteer-based community group is using profits generated by commercial and industrial rooftop solar installations to help build a “bridge to the future” as the Illawarra region on the New South Wales south coast transitions its workforce into new employment.

Winemaker uncorks 5.6 MW solar farm to power NSW vineyard

One of Australia’s biggest privately owned wine manufacturers has launched a 5.6 MW solar farm to help power its operations in the New South Wales Riverina district, with a second utility-scale PV facility in the pipeline.

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Rooftop solar on the rise in Australia’s clean energy mix

Combined rooftop solar capacity is now the second largest source of renewable electricity generation in Australia with new analysis showing that PV systems mounted atop the nation’s buildings provided more than 10% of the country’s power supply in 2023.

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Queensland commits $2.5 million for solar panel recycling scheme

The Queensland government has committed $2.5 million to progress the development of an “Australian first” solar panel recycling scheme in preparation for the “thousands” of PV panels installed on rooftops and across large-scale solar farms in the state that are approaching end of life.

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Maxeon unveils TOPCon solar module series for rooftop PV

Maxeon said its new Sunpower Performance 7 panel series features a power conversion efficiency of up to 22.7% and an operating temperature coefficient of -0.29% C.

S-5! announces new mounting components for rooftop solar

Mounting system provider S-5! is to boost the size of its Australian catalogue with the impending launch of two new mounting components for rooftop PV systems, including a new mount that allows for module level power electronics to be attached directly to solar panel frames.

Ballarat community group looks at ‘microgrid model on steroids’ to power city

The Ballarat Energy Network is on track to decentralise the regional city’s electricity network with a long-term view to supply the Victorian community’s 120,000 residents with 100% renewable energy generated by local distributed energy resources.

Malaysia launches 2 GW solar tender

The Malaysian government has kicked off a 2 GW solar tender featuring four packages of rooftop, ground-mount, and floating solar, with permitted generation capacities ranging from 1 MW to 500 MW.

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Australian solar evades clouds to perform in March

Solcast, a DNV company, reports that Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, and New South Wales were over-performing solar regions in March. This overperformance in the southeast and southwest came despite most of the Australian continent seeing below-average irradiance, due to thicker-than-usual clouds over the sparsely-populated interior and tropics.

Solplanet to launch new inverter solution for rooftop insallations

China-headquartered inverter manufacturer Solplanet is continuing to expand its product portfolio in Australia with the impending launch of a new three-phase hybrid inverter series designed for residential and small-scale commercial and industrial applications.

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