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:

  • Chris Fell, CSIRO (Chair)
  • Olivia Coldrey, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
  • Annie Ngo, ITP Renewables
  • Ken Guthrie, Sustainable Energy Transformation
  • Linda Koschier
  • Mike Roberts, CEEM UNSW

Other Office Bearers
Treasurer & Policy Analyst – Robert Passey (UNSW, IT Power)
Secretary – Linda Koschier (UNSW)
Igor Skryabin – Public Officer (ANU)

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 >

International Study: Solar PV Module Disposal Poses No Health Risk

A new report, by an International Energy Agency task force, finds no significant hazards for land-fill waste disposal of solar PV modules. Press release…

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Australia’s Contribution to the IEA PVPS Global Snapshot Report 2019

This is Australia’s annual contribution to the International Energy Agency’s “Snapshot of Global PV Markets” that is compiled under the Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme. …

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Webinar: Coloured building integrated photovoltaics – Market, Research and Development

The 13th webinar of the Photovoltaic Power Systems Academy Please register here This webinar will present recent IEA analysis on innovations and product development…

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Webinar: IEA SHC Solar Academy: Renovating Historic Buildings towards Zero Energy – Task 59

Tue, Jan 28, 2020 11:00 PM – Wed, Jan 29, 2020 12:30 AM AEDT The International Solar Energy Society is pleased to host the…

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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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