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UNSW Team Breaks Another PV Efficiency Record

Posted by Peter, on March 10, 2012

Suntech and a solar PV research team at the University of New South Wales have set a new world record for conversion efficiency for solar cells. Suntech CEO, Zhengrong Shi, said that 20.3% converging efficiency had been achieved utilizing a standard P type mono-crystalline silicon PV cell which is suitable for mass production. The achievement […]  Continue reading »

Solar Panel Manufacturer Opens in South Australia

Posted by Peter, on December 30, 2011

Tindo Solar has opened a solar panel manufacturing plant in the Adelaide Technology Park adjacent to the University of Adelaide’s Mawson Lakes Campus. The company expects to be able to match the price of Chinese solar panels, while providing better safety and design features, through greater automation and efficiency. Tindo Solar will use Q-Cells solar […]  Continue reading »

Advanced Solar Facility Opens in Melbourne

Posted by Peter, on June 1, 2010

The Victorian Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Innovation, Gavin Jennings, has launched the Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. Heading up the VSASF will be Professor Min Gu, Director of the Swinburne Centre for Micro-Photonics, and Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech’s Chairman and CEO, who is also a fellow of […]  Continue reading »

BP Solar to Close Aussie Plant

Posted by Peter, on November 20, 2008

BP Solar will close its Australian solar-cell factory by early next year to focus on bigger, lower-cost operations offshore. The plant will close by the end of March, shedding about 200 jobs. The solar-cell factory at Homebush is the largest such facility in Australia but the smallest solar cell plant operated by BP. Each year, […]  Continue reading »

Solar Cell Factory Planned for Canberra

Posted by Peter, on October 14, 2008

Spark Solar Australia is planning to build a $70 million solar cell factory in Canberra. The factory will produce solar cells used in the manufacture of solar panels. CEO Michelle McCann says that initially most of the factory’s production would be exported and that they expect to pre-sell almost all of their output for the […]  Continue reading »

Solar Panel Order Cancellations

Posted by Peter, on May 20, 2008

Solar panel installers in urban areas are reporting that between 50 and 70% of orders were being canceled. In rural areas, about 30% of orders are being canceled. According to the Clean Energy Council, one installed has had 98% of orders canceled. The cancellations result from the means test placed on the rebate for domestic […]  Continue reading »

Victoria to Get World’s Largest Solar Plant

Posted by Peter, on February 25, 2008

A project to build the what is claimed will be world’s largest solar power generating plant has been launched by the Australian Climate Change Minister, Penny Wong. The plant, expected to cost $420 million, will be built in the Swan Hill and Mildura region of northern Victoria. When complete, it will generate 154 megawatts – […]  Continue reading »

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