Recent News, Articles and Reports

PVT – the solar technology that you’ve never heard of

April 9th, 2021|

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 Business Case for Building-integrated PV

January 29th, 2021|

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 [...]

Nearly 100-fold growth in installed solar in ten years!

January 29th, 2021|

The APVI (Australian Photovoltaics Institute) today has released the PV in Australia report for 2019, with analysis showing that multiple solar installation records and massive growth across the sector that continues into 2020. Download the [...]

Australia now has the highest PV per capita in the world

January 29th, 2021|

The APVI reports that Australia now leads the world with the highest penetration of PV per inhabitant with 644 W per capita, followed by Germany and Japan. This statistic and other PV market trends have [...]

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

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SunSPoT tool

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.

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International Projects

APVI represents Australian experts in the International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Programmes across two solar energy research areas.

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Photovoltaic Power Systems (PVPS) Program

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Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Program

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Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference

Australia’s Only Solar Research Conference

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The 2020 APSRC was a huge success

Extended Abstracts are available at the APSRC website


APVI publishes reports, policy submissions and research about clean energy in Australia.

PV in Australia Report (2019)


Public Policy Submissions

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