February 2012Sarah Beames, Australian Solar Institute
Earlier this year, Olivia Coldrey, Australian Solar Institute Investment Director, shared her professional experience and learnt more broadly about climate change and clean energy developments when she represented Australia in the United States as a Climate Change Professional Fellow.
The high penetration rates and heavy use of the internet in Australia have led to a proliferation of new types of marketing tools that are the perfect complement to traditional marketing for solar businesses.
The Queensland Solar Atlas, an electronic map designed to aid companies in locating the best areas for potential solar power generation projects, has been unveiled by the Queensland Government.
Across Australia, Bushlight is providing renewable energy solutions for – and in collaboration with – remote indigenous communities and households.
Barcoo Shire Council in central Queensland is home to four solar installations developed by Ingenero under the company’s Solar Challenge program, which is designed to move local governments towards a fully sustainable energy supply.
Manager for Sustainable Energy at the Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation.Warwick Johnston, Managing Director, SunWiz
Australia surprised everyone, including itself, when it rocketed into the top ten list of international photovoltaic markets in 2010. This inspired a frenzy of photovoltaic investment activity.Lachlan Bateman of Clean Technology Partners
There are few instances of solar system damage as a result of wind-induced failure, but, as the installed base continues to increase and time and cost pressures mount, the likelihood of failure grows.Brandon MacDonald
In the future, solar panels will no longer be heavy, rigid and difficult to install. Instead they will be lightweight, flexible and manufactured by low-cost printing methods.
Writing for Solar Australia, Rob Campbell, Managing Director of Vulcan Energy, discusses the benefits of grid-demand storage units, and how they help to relieve pressure on the electricity grid.
As part of the City of Perth’s commitment to renewable energy, the Perth Zoo has harnessed the power of the sun to become the state’s largest solar site.
Solar energy experts joined policy makers, scientists and energy industry professionals in Sydney during December 2011 for the annual Australian Solar Energy Society Conference – Solar2011.
EnaSolar, a subsidiary of Christchurch electronics and telecommunications company Enatel, recently won an award for Innovation in Manufacturing at the New Zealand Innovation Awards, sponsored by Bayer.
Since Hyundai Motor joined the Australian market in the late-1980s with the motto, ‘Say Hello to Hyundai’, the company has strived to build on its popularity in Australia. Based on this strong brand power, Hyundai Solar was recently launched into the market.
With more than 35,000 metropolitan customers, True Value Solar believes now is the time to expand across regional Australia through a new franchise model.
Sam Latz, General Manager, Alice Solar City.
Arnold McKinley, from the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems at Australian National University, discusses how many of the modules and inverters currently available on the market lack the ‘smarts’ that would make solar systems more efficient.