Recent News, Articles and Reports
The APVI reports that Australia is the largest market for solar swimming pool heating in the world by population, and the third largest market overall; two of a number of key market stats from the [...]
Research by UNSW and APVI shows there is a lead role for AFL, cricket and soccer clubs, associations and national governing organisations to play in mitigating the impacts of climate change in Australia. Key findings: [...]
With solar PV - now the lowest cost form of new energy generation, opportunities for adding value to solar PV are becoming increasingly competitive. Imagine if you could take the heat away from a solar [...]
The APVI reports that the business case for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is stronger than ever. The major feature of BIPV is multi-functionality as a building material, but other important values include aesthetics, and contribution to [...]
A new report, by an International Energy Agency task force, finds no significant hazards for land-fill waste disposal of solar PV modules. Download the full press release here (pdf) Download the report here (pdf)
Solar Tools & Resources
In conjunction with academia, governments and industry, APVI develops high quality solar analysis tools that are free and private to use.
SunSPoT: Free, Private & Accurate Solar Resource Mapping
The SunSPoT tool is already available for nearly 30 local government areas around Australia – including much of Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Case Study: Inner West Council
APVI is working with councils around Australia to help them help their citizens go solar. Learn more about how we can work together.
APVI represents Australian experts in the International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Programmes across two solar energy research areas.
Learn more about APVI’s work with the IEA: