Printed solar designs: a bright idea
We worked with Monash University Design students to test out our printed solar films - and their designs were out of this world!
Watt-ever floats your boat: solar on water
All photovoltaic (PV) panels become slightly less efficient as their temperature rises, so cooling them can lead to better energy production, especially in warm climates. This is where the idea of building solar PV farms on or near water starts to look more attractive.
Cool in the sun: breakthrough in solar air-con efficiency
We've created a breakthrough solar cooling technology that will help large commercial spaces to achieve lower emissions.
A salty solution to solar after dark
When looking to store and use solar energy when it’s dark or cloudy, most people think of battery devices. But when it comes to powering cities we need to think much bigger – and saltier.
Solar efficiency goes through the roof with UNSW world-first
A world-first was achieved this week at the University of New South Wales who found a way to improve the light-gathering ability of solar cells.
Hackathon winners shine light on solar tech
One of our Solar Hackathon teams stayed up all night thinking about the sun … and then it dawned […]
Virtual power to the people
Household solar is on the rise, which could potentially cause instability in our energy supply. So we're stepping in to bring some (virtual) power to the people
Solar PV for your home: testing what’s Watt
We're the sunniest continent on Earth, so it's no surprise that the solar market here is hot. We’re testing 15 PV panels from leading brands over a year to provide assurance on the reliability and performance of their products.
Hot topics: just what is supercritical steam?
A quick explainer piece on supercritical steam, what we're doing with it, and why it's so important to the future of energy generation in Australia.
Harvesting sunlight to make valuable green products
Solar offers clean, renewable energy, but not just for powering our residential homes. Sunlight could be harvested to make more eco-friendly products.
Motor on: how we helped power the World Solar Challenge
The 2015 World Solar Challenge - one of the world's premier solar-powered vehicle races - wrapped upin Adelaide recently. The winners of all three categories were powered over the finishing line with the help of some CSIRO technology.