"Clean energy technologies such as solar power and solar hot water made a big difference in helping the state's electricity system cope with near-record demand," said Clean Energy Council Acting Policy Director Tim Sonnreich.
US researchers have developed a system that converts solar energy into hydrogen fuel, solving the problem of how to use the sun's energy for power at night (when power is most used).
REC is supplying solar panels for two large-scale solar energy installations in Singapore. One of the rooftop installations - for supermarket giant Sheng Siong Group - is the country's largest solar installation to date.
A collaboration between Chinese and US chemists has found a simple and cheap way to increase solar cell efficiency by modifying the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells.
Schneider Electric has partnered with Danish energy company Dong Energy to help electric network operators on isolated islands increase their share of renewable energy while maintaining grid reliability and stability.
Researchers have found a way to create large sheets of nanotextured silicon micro-cell arrays that hold the promise of making solar cells lightweight, more efficient, bendable and easy to mass produce.
Australia's largest grid-connected solar power system with Enphase microinverters has been installed at the Glenlyn Aged Care Facility in Glenroy, Victoria. The project was carried out by EnviroGroup in conjunction with Yingli Solar.
Building a low-cost solar cell that is both highly efficient and simple to construct has thus far proved elusive. However, a research team from Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, has made a major leap forward.
ET Solar Group's ET AC modules, powered by SolarBridge microinverters in Australia, are available through Australian Micro Inverters.
Bosch Power Tec’s BPT-S 5 Hybrid intelligent energy storage solution is suitable for domestic photovoltaic systems. The product stores the electricity produced during the day so that a family can draw on it when the sun goes down.
First Solar has been contracted to construct what will be Queensland's largest solar power installation. The company has signed a contract with the University of Queensland to build a solar photovoltaic research facility at UQ's Gatton campus.
DC Solar Storage (DSS) from Magellan Power is available in 3 kW/2.4 kWh or 5 kWh. It is installed on the output of the solar panels and therefore does not interfere with the installed inverter.
NTU scientists have developed a solar cell made from organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials which they say is about five times cheaper than current thin-film solar cells, due to a simpler, solution-based manufacturing process.
Magellan Power Solar Gate is designed to help those with large solar installations keep the energy they generate, for their own use. The product monitors the power demand of a local load and commands grid inverters to produce power equal to the local demand, in order to avoid injection of solar power into the grid.
Scientists have discovered that covering solar panels with aluminium studs helps to bend and trap light in the absorbing layer, increasing the amount of energy extracted from the captured sunlight.