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DECO Australia’s Southwest Sydney facility now powered with solar energy

DECO Australia, a family-owned manufacturer of timber-look aluminium building products, has successfully equipped its manufacturing facility in Minto, Southwest Sydney, with over 950 solar panels. 

UNSW study reveals greenhouse gas emissions’ future impact on solar energy production

Researchers from UNSW have revealed that the levels of atmospheric aerosols and greenhouse gas emissions will significantly affect the production of photovoltaic (PV) energy and associated costs. 

RMIT University unveils new tool to incorporate solar with building design

A team at RMIT University has developed software that would help architects and engineers incorporate solar systems into the conceptual design of a building. 

UNSW Sydney researchers develop solar panel recycling method that can recover valuable silver

Engineers at UNSW Sydney have created a new, more efficient method of recycling solar panels that can efficiently recover silver, the university said in a news release. 

Swiss manufacturer enters Australian market with premium solar panels

Meyer Burger, a Switzerland-based active mechanical engineering company, is set to enter the growing Australian photovoltaic (PV) market by offering a range of high-performance solar panels that it claims deliver greater energy yields than traditional technologies.

Construction complete on Australia’s biggest solar farm in Qld

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has visited Australia's largest solar farm, located in Queensland's Western Downs region, to mark the completion of the massive project.

Gov’t says traditional resources critical in manufacturing technologies toward net zero ambition

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King has outlined the accomplishments and challenges faced by the country's resources sector, emphasising the importance of traditional resources in manufacturing technologies needed to bring down emissions in Australia.

UniSA-led study proposes recycling scheme for used solar panels

A new study led by the University of South Australia has proposed a comprehensive product stewardship scheme for solar panels, which the Federal Government prioritised several years ago.

Northern Territory highlights critical minerals credentials in new report

Minister for Mining and Industry Nicole Manison said that recent data found the cost of critical minerals exploration in the Northern Territory increased by about 30 per cent in 2022 to $198.6 million –up from $153.4 million in 2021. 

New silicon extraction process to divert old solar panels from landfill

Scientists from Deakin University have successfully extracted silicon from end-of-life solar panels and converted it into a nanomaterial that can be used in the development of a new type of battery anode. 
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