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 >

PV in Australia 2017

The APVI represents Australia in the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Program (IEA PVPS). This report is part of Australia’s contribution to this…

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Spatial Analysis of Solar Potential in Adelaide

Key Findings Our analysis shows that Adelaide CBD could generate more than 25% of its electricity needs from its own rooftops, with the installation…

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Half of all Australian rooftops could go solar, new mapping tool reveals

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Launch of online solar power calculator for homes and businesses

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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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