Here are some solar news stories you may have missed from this week. Click on the links to read these stories in more detail.
- Do Solar Panels Work When it is Cloudy or Raining?
Even when it’s cloudy or raining, solar modules still generate electricity, however there will be less output than on a bright sunny day.
- Bifacial solar panels enter the commercial shopping basket
Vicinity Centres’ bifacial solar trial is testing Trina Solar Duomax Twin panels in different configurations around Australia.
- Solar Panel Direction: North Doesn’t Always Give Most Energy
While facing north is not a bad direction for solar panels, it is often possible to get a very small boost by having them face slightly away from due north.
- Australian-designed solar panel firm looks to shake-up booming sector
A start up company has developed a new way of mounting solar panels on the roofs of commercial and industrial buildings that address some of the barriers businesses have faced in switching to solar photovoltaic power.
- Almost $30 billion invested in renewable energy in past two years
Almost $30 billion has been ploughed into clean energy in the past two years as renewables now comprise almost one-fifth of Australia’s electricity generation, a News Corp Australia investigation has found.
- Farmers want a Govt overhaul of energy policy
FARM groups have made a pre-election pitch for an overhaul of energy policy to help the farm sector overcome some of the “most expensive power prices in the world”.
- ‘Blown away’: rooftop solar PV installations surge by almost half
Australian rooftops added a record of almost 500 megawatts of new solar photovoltaic capacity in the March quarter, as Victoria’s incentive scheme stoked a 90 per cent increase in that state’s installations.
- Majority of South Australians want 100% renewable energy by 2030: TAI poll
Nearly 70 per cent of South Australian voters want their state to adopt 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030.
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