What is the Australian PV Institute (APVI)?

The Institute comprises companies, agencies, individuals and academics with an interest in solar energy research, technology, manufacturing, systems, policies, programs and projects. Our objective is to:

Support the increased development and use of PV via research, analysis and information

Participation in APVI activities is on the basis of subscriptions or sponsorship of research and events.  Benefits include regular events and newsletters, networking, and the opportunity to work with local and international PV experts on submissions, reports and research projects.

In addition to Australian activities, we provide the structure through which Australia participates in two International Energy Agency (IEA) programs – PVPS (Photovoltaic Power Systems), made up of a number of activities concerning various aspects of PV, and SHC (Solar Heating and Cooling), concerned with new solar thermal products and services.

Our work is intended to be apolitical and of use not only to our members but also to the general community. We focus on data analysis, independent and balanced information, and collaborative research, both nationally and internationally.

For how to join the APVI, and the costs of joining, go here.

APVI is a not for profit company, limited by guarantee.

Board members:

  • Renate Egan, UNSW (Chair)
  • Igor Skryabin, ANU
  • Oliver Woldring, ITP Renewables
  • Olivia Coldrey, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
  • Nicole Ghiotto, First Solar
  • Chris Fell, CSIRO
  • Mike Roberts, CEEM UNSW

Other Office Bearers
Treasurer & Policy Analyst – Robert Passey (UNSW, IT Power)
Secretary – Linda Koschier (UNSW)

Technical Staff (who do all the work)
Solar Map Team Leader – Anna Bruce (UNSW)
Solar Data Analyst – Jessie Copper (UNSW)
Solar Data Analyst – Navid Haghdadi (UNSW)

Latest News >

Solar Trends Report for Solar Citizens

This report was commissioned by Solar Citizens and written by some of the brightest minds at UNSW Sydney and the Australian PV Institute. It…

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Australia hits 10GW solar

The PV industry broke a whole set of new records in September. Australia now has over 10.1 GW of solar installed, capable of delivering 14.6…

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Workshop on High Penetration Variable Renewables in Pacific Island Countries: Small grids and Off-grid

10am to 4:30pm, Fri 7th Dec, UNSW, Sydney This workshop is being held in conjunction with the 2018 APSRC. The aims of the workshop are…

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Three CEEM Workshops on Distributed Energy Tools and Analysis

10am to 4:30pm, Mon 3rd Dec, UNSW, Sydney In conjunction with the 2018 APSRC, CEEM is holding three end of year Workshops on their research…

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Coming Events >

Previous Events >

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WORKSHOP: Cost-Reflective Pricing – some different perspectives

Wednesday 1st June, AES Conference and Exhibition, Sydney ATP

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APVI Workshop on ‘Solar, Storage and New Business Models’, Sydney

Thursday 4th June, AES Conference and Exhibition, Sydney ATP

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