Recent News, Articles and Reports

PV systems step up to support the grid

December 8th, 2021|

Photovoltaics (PV) is fast becoming a major source of electricity worldwide. In countries like Australia, PV already provides more than 10% of total energy production, and this percentage is projected to increase over the coming [...]

Fire Safety Requirements of Applying BIPV in Australia

November 10th, 2021|

This report focuses on the fire safety requirements applied to BIPV used as part of façades and roof, determined by the National Construction Code (NCC) and associated Australian Standards for building Classes 1 to 9. [...]

BIPV Design Methods and Workflows in Australia

November 10th, 2021|

This study identified methods, approaches and workflows in BIPV design and analysis in the Australian context. They can be categorised under: workflows and methods used in solar irradiation modelling and simulation, workflows and methods used [...]

Australia Continues to Set Records in Rooftop Solar PV

November 5th, 2021|

With continued, strong growth, Australia retains its place as having the highest per capita capacity of solar in the world with over 810W per person. This trend is set to continue with consistent growth in [...]

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

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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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