This Week in Solar: Australia’s first solar panel recycling facility to be established in Adelaide

Solar Trust Centre Team
Solar Trust Centre Team
February 15, 2021

1. Australia’s first solar panel recycling facility to be established in Adelaide

Australia’s first dedicated solar panel recycling company has locked in plans to develop its first processing facility in the industrial Adelaide suburb of Lonsdale, in South Australia, with plans to recycle tens of thousands of PV panels a year.

2. Spa town? South Australia’s hot water systems set to soak in the solar

Some 2,400 South Australians will soon be fogging up the bathroom mirror without qualms about the cost of heating water, as Solahart implements a trial that controls hot water systems to put in their main effort when the sun is high.

3. Sunways Solar Inverters Arriving In Australia Soon

It won’t be long before there will be yet another solar inverter choice available in Australia – Sunways, which is being launched here exclusively through Suntech Australia.

4.Electricity networks to manage EV charging in ARENA funded trial

Energy infrastructure company Jemena is set to run a residential electric vehicle (EV) charging trial along with four other electricity networks in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Victoria (VIC), and Tasmania, thanks to $1.6 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). 

5. Hype or holy grail: What’s driving the hydrogen rush?

Today, as the world edges further away from coal, oil and gas, Bell Bay’s sprawling industrial precinct has become the unlikely setting for a new phase of the energy transition, one that is increasingly gaining promise as a missing piece in the push to slow global warming: green hydrogen manufacturing.

6. AEMO appoints renewables engineer as new CEO

Australian engineer Daniel Westerman has been chosen to head the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) as the nation continues to navigate a rapid transformation of the generation mix.

7. Australia to revise clean energy policy and unlock $40bn in investments

The Australian government should revise its renewable energy policy to unlock future investments of up to $40 billion within the power generation sector, according to a new study released by research firm Wood Mackenzie.

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