Clearvue’s glazing technology to feature in Australian made windows

Clearvue, a Western Australian-headquartered developer of solar photovoltaic glazing technology for windows, has announced an agreement with Safety Glass, representing Clearvue’s first manufacturing and distribution deal in its home country. In a statement, the company called the three-year deal on its integrated glazing units a “significant new business step forward” for its technology, which sits…

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Titomic sees success in mining services and US markets Metal additive manufacturing machine company Titomic has announced the sale of two D523 low-pressure cold spray additive manufacturing systems, worth $198,829. One sale, in Kalgoorlie Western Australia, marks the company’s entry into the region’s mining services sector, considered a promising growth area for the company. The…

SunDrive to scale up low-cost solar cell production

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $11 million in funding to innovative Australian solar technology company SunDrive Solar to expand its novel solar cell metallisation capabilities. The company’s solar cell production capacity will rise from prototype scale of 1.5 MW/yr to commercial capacity of greater than 100 MW/yr. SunDrive has previously received $3…

Solar panel technology is set to be turbo-charged – but first, a few big roadblocks have to be cleared

By Bruno Vicari Stefani, CSIRO and Matthew Wright, University of Oxford Solar panel technology has made enormous progress in the last two decades. In fact, the most advanced silicon solar cells produced today are about as good as the technology will get. So what’s next? Enter “tandem solar cells”, the new generation in solar technology.…

Graphene electrodes part of plan to make Australia make PV again

A consortium of Halocell Energy, First Graphene and Queensland University of Technology has shared a few details about a three-year project to develop perovskite solar cell fabrication, recently awarded a $2 million grant under Round 14 of the federal Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) initiative. Halocell makes perovskite solar cells containing halide, and describes itself…