Residential PV

Q Cells launches fully integrated residential solar power system

South Korean solar module maker Hanwha Q Cells has launched Q.Home in Australia, its new integrated residential solar power system which has seen success in the European market.

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Safety first: Solar installer banned from Victoria solar rebate program

Following joint investigations by Solar Victoria and Energy Safe Victoria, the Victorian government has banned a solar installer from the Solar Homes program for at least two years. The investigations found that Space Solar had employed unlicensed electricians to carry out works, resulting in technical and safety defects.

QLD boasts of its solar power takeover

If you’ve got it, flaunt it, and Queensland (QLD) is doing just that. Over the weekend QLD boasted that its solar panels can now produce twice as much electricity as the state’s biggest power station.

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Council takes EV, rooftop PV, renewables PPA initiatives towards carbon neutrality

Victoria’s Hobson Bay City Council has announced a range of initiatives to move towards its carbon neutrality goals, including a renewable energy power purchase agreement, deployment of EV infrastructure and rooftop solar.

Q Cells 25-year product warranty turns heads

Q Cells has announced a 25-year product warranty on its upcoming modules to be released in Australia before the end of the year. The 25-year extended warranty is a massive show of confidence by one of the world’s largest module manufacturer’s in its products.

Blue Mountains going carbon neutral

Blue Mountains City Council has set a firm carbon neutrality target for 2025 after getting the nod from the Three Sisters. The region is quickly becoming known for its sustainability. 

Danish researchers bring some color to rooftop PV

Scientists led by the Technical University of Denmark have begun a project to design solar cells that can be produced in different colors with minimal effect on performance, making them suitable for building-integrated and other applications with aesthetic considerations.

Program announced: All Energy 2019 Quality Roundtable

The full program has been announced for the Quality Roundtable event to be held at All Energy Australia later this month in Melbourne. Real world case studies involving PID, hotspots, and backsheet failures will be discussed, as with processes for warranty claims when inverters, modules or other solar components fail.

Queensland’s Solar for Rentals scheme off to a slow start

The lights are on for Queensland’s Solar for Renters program, but nobody’s home. In a state where solar should be selling faster than hotcakes, landlords and tenants are slow to take up the government’s solar rebate.

New partnership to fend off cyber attacks on rooftop solar in South Australia

U.S. research corporation MITRE and the new Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre will partner to take on cybersecurity threats, with an initial focus on protecting South Australia’s smart grid.

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