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Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

Solar SunShot’s local manufacturing boost timed well for exports to Asia

Australian renewable energy businesses and technology manufacturers are in the box seat to play a pivotal role in the Asia Pacific region’s green economy transition but they have been urged to build their understanding of the market landscape so they are equipped to seize the opportunities on offer.

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.

Weekend read: Solar through the looking glass

The Silicon to Solar report, partly funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, outlines ways to restore solar manufacturing to the nation with a little help from the country’s major trading partner – China.

Australia joins global clean energy race with new subsidy policy

The federal government has unveiled plans for a Future Made in Australia Act, proposing taxpayer-funded incentives to advance renewable energy industries, manufacturing, and infrastructure to stake Australia’s place in the global clean energy race.


New report tips 60,000 jobs from Australian solar manufacturing industry

Building a domestic solar panel manufacturing industry based on Australian innovation could generate up to 60,000 jobs and help cement the nation’s future as a renewable energy superpower but access to capital and focused policies are essential if manufacturers are to reach scale where they can be cost competitive internationally.


Tindo backs SunShot to kickstart solar supply chain

Adelaide-based PV manufacturer Tindo Solar is expected to be among the first applicants for a grant from the Australian government’s $1 billion Solar Sunshot program as it looks to scale up its production capacity to compete in a growing domestic market dominated by imports.


Trina provides one-stop service for NZ solar farm

Trina Solar continues to cement its transition from PV panel manufacturer to a single supplier for solar projects, having delivered both the modules and the tracking system for what is New Zealand’s largest operational solar farm.


SunDrive does deal with AGL in domestic solar panel push

Solar panel manufacturing in Australia has reached a new zenith with a commitment by two industry leaders to explore the possibilities of establishing a commercial-scale advanced solar panel manufacturing facility in the heart of New South Wales coal country.


Albanese announces $1 billion ‘pit to panel” solar manufacturing program

The Australian government will commit $1 billion to help build a domestic solar panel manufacturing industry that it anticipates will underpin the nation’s future as a renewable energy superpower.


Maxeon claims 24.9% efficiency for IBC solar panel

Maxeon said it has achieved a 24.9% efficiency rating for a full-scale Maxeon 7 solar panel using its IBC technology. The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) confirmed the result.

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