All · Editorial · Event · Grid-connected systems · In conversation · Industry development · Jobs · Marketing · Off grid and remote systems · Overseas news · Passive solar design · Perspective · Policy · Project · Solar and the grid · Solar PV · Solar resource · Solar thermal · Storage · TechnologyThu, 16 May 2013 Commercial-scale solar Master Classes are back! Tailored to solar businesses active in commercial solar or preparing to enter the market, the latest round of EcoGen Events’ Master Classes, sponsored by Si Clean Energy, includes: Tue, 14 May 2013 Dyesol, an Australian company whose work involves the commercialisation of dye solar cell technology, has achieved a solid-state dye solar cell efficiency of 11.3 per cent at full sun. Tue, 14 May 2013 Zhenfa Solar Power Australia, a subsidiary of China-based Zhenfa New Energy, has submitted a development application to the Australian Capital Territory Planning and Land Authority for a 2 MW solar PV farm in Tuggeranong. Tue, 14 May 2013 The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating has launched a Solar Cooling Special Technical Group. Mon, 13 May 2013 Adelaide Ice Services has been awarded a grant of approximately $90,000 from the Clean Technology Food and Foundries Program to install an 87.5 kW PV solar system. Wed, 8 May 2013 In the latest solar industry developments, CBD Energy Limited has negotiated to use Westinghouse Solar products, and ABB will acquire Power-One. Mon, 6 May 2013 Adelaide-based company The Solar Project will construct a 230 kW array at De Bortoli Wines in Griffith, New South Wales. Wed, 1 May 2013 Registration for the fifth All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference, taking place from 9-10 October 2013 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, is now open. Tue, 30 April 2013 There is less than one month to go until Solar 2013, which will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23-24 May. Tue, 30 April 2013 15 proposals have been submitted via the second stage of the Australian Capital Territory Government’s Solar Auction. Mon, 29 April 2013 In recent solar industry job movements, Olivia Coldrey has joined business advisory and consulting practice Wyld Group, while Steven Schoeller has commenced a marketing manager role with Trina Solar. Mon, 22 April 2013 The 2013 edition of the Solar Map of Australia will be included inside the July/August Clean Energy Week edition of EcoGeneration magazine, Solar Australia’s partner publication. Wed, 17 April 2013 Solar Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silex Systems, has commenced operation of Australia’s current largest concentrating solar PV power station in Mildura, Victoria. Tue, 16 April 2013 An action group has launched in Tasmania, calling for a review process that sets a ‘fair’ price for electricity from solar and other small renewable energy technologies in Tasmania. Tue, 16 April 2013 Red Sky Energy’s solar subsidiary SOLEIR has completed a positive feasibility study for the development of the Dubbo Solar One Project – a proposed 2.5 MW PV farm in Dubbo, New South Wales. Mon, 15 April 2013 A study has found that if every suitable rooftop in Australia was turned into a solar power station, the amount of energy generated would supply approximately 135 per cent of the country's residential electricity needs. Wed, 10 April 2013 Global solar one-stop solution provider ET Solar has recently launched its new product – AC Solution – in the Australian and European markets. Tue, 9 April 2013 The Energy Supply Association of Australia has supported the Western Australian Government’s call to reform the state’s electricity tariffs, as well as urging for a review of pricing structures across the country. Tue, 2 April 2013 Ingenero has partnered with not-for-profit organisation Green Cross Australia to launch Every Rooftop – an initiative which will offer homeowners the opportunity to lease solar panels. Tue, 2 April 2013 There is no compelling evidence to support a regulated, mandatory minimum feed-in tariff for customers in southeast Queensland’s retail electricity market, the Queensland Competition Authority has said. Tue, 2 April 2013 The Clean Energy Council is seeking commitments from solar PV retailers to sign up to a new Code of Conduct designed to improve the retail standards and reputation of the PV sector. Thu, 28 March 2013 Masdar and its partners Total and Abengoa have launched Shams 1, the largest concentrated solar power plant in operation in the world. Mon, 25 March 2013 The Clean Energy Regulator has announced that the Small-scale Technology Percentage for 2013 is 19.7 per cent. Tue, 19 March 2013 Ullrich Aluminium has completed installation of a new solar power system atop the roof of its distribution centre in Pooraka, South Australia. Mon, 18 March 2013 Mark Group has appointed solar engineer Christian Bindel to the position of Lead Solar Engineer.