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Residential Solar PV Price Index – November 2017

November 7, 2017
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We’ve introduced some major improvements to this month’s Solar PV Price Index. Namely: We’ve added 7kW solar systems to all tables We’ve included in new tables & data for ‘premium’ and ‘microinverter’ system offerings We’ve drawn clearer distinctions between ‘primary’, ‘premium’ and ‘microinverter’ pricing We’ve dropped 1.5kW systems from our data tracking (because so few […]

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Once coal-fired, Brisbane Powerhouse resurrected as 100kW solar power plant

December 22, 2015
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The Brisbane Powerhouse, the city’s former coal-fired plant turned popular hub for Queensland’s bustling theatre and arts scene, has come full circle and is again generating power. This time however the Powerhouse is generating clean, silent and smog-free energy through a 100kW solar array developed and brokered by Solar Choice Commercial. Angus Gemmell, Managing Director of Solar Choice, said […]

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PV Magazine’s 50 ‘array changing’ technologies sure to excite the solar enthusiast

July 23, 2015
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PV Magazine has released a report outlining the 50 top ‘array changing technologies’ featured at this year’s Intersolar Europe exhibition and conference. The ‘downstream’ technologies were picked based on their ‘ability to make a major impact on solar arrays today and in the future’ by ‘driving power outputs up and LCOE down’. A complete list […]

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Suntech’s Shi says regulators must adapt to the reality of affordable solar

July 8, 2015
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The UNSW scientist who became the world’s first solar billionaire has urged energy market regulators to catch up with renewable energy technology and encourage its rollout, instead of impeding it.“Solar is here,” said Zhengrong Shi, the founder and former CEO of Chinese solar giant Suntech, otherwise known as the Sun King.“Regulators need to encourage and […]

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Panel maker Suntech expands reach to energy storage, performance monitoring & off-grid renewables

January 29, 2015
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Suntech Power is well known in Australia as a solar panel manufacturer. Now a subsidiary of Shunfeng International Clean Energy Ltd. (formerly Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd.), the company has installed more than 80 GW of panels in over 80 countries since its founding in 2005. It currently has an estimated annual production capacity of 2,000 […]

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Suntech, finalising takeover details, officially announces its return

April 9, 2014
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After a restructuring period, Wuxi Suntech has officially announced that the details of its acquisition by Shenfung Photovoltaic International have been finalised as of 7 April, and the company is fully back in business. In an email announcing the news, Suntech CEO Erik Luo expressed excitement and optimism about the development, which has been in […]

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Suntech, under new ownership, plans a comeback

March 5, 2014
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The Suntech brand is staging a comeback, according to a press release from the company. Wuxi Suntech (colloquially referred to as Suntech but actually one subsidiary of Suntech Power Holdings Ltd) was at one point the largest manufacturer of solar panels in the the world until financial hardships forced it into insolvency. The company was […]

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Suntech’s Professor Zhenrong Shi visits the Solar Choice office

February 18, 2014
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Solar Choice was recently approached by Suntech to arrange a visit for the company’s founder Dr Zhenrong Shi–one of the most widely-recognised names in the global solar industry–to the Solar Choice head office in Manly. Dr Shi discussed with Solar Choice his personal journey from PhD student at UNSW to Australian citizen and the wealthiest […]

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Price of solar panels set to rise in 2013

March 20, 2013
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2013 looks to be a year of consolidation and rising solar panel prices, both in Australia and internationally. Solar photovoltaic (PV) system installation prices have fallen dramatically since only a few years ago, and looking at the situation from outside one might have been forgiven for believing that this trend would continue indefinitely. However, the […]

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Suntech supports research into removing consumer barriers to solar PV installation

February 20, 2013
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Solar panel manufacturer, Suntech, continues to support research in the field of solar photovoltaics. While Suntech’s support is more commonly associated with technological developments in solar PV, their involvement in the research of University of NSW student, Roland Kiel, shows the importance of identifying barriers to investment, or ‘customer caution’,  regarding solar PV systems. The geographic area […]

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Australian Solar Council unveils Solar Hall of Fame

January 9, 2013
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The Australian Solar Council unveiled their Hall of Fame, honouring many of Australia’s leading solar practitioners. The inaugural inductees include some of Australia’s greatest solar scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs – representing a group who have made a significant contribution to tackling global Climate Change. John Grimes, Chief Executive of the Australian Solar Council, said of the honours list: “Australia […]

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The Suntech fraud case, what it means for Suntech customers and the Australian solar market

November 5, 2012

Chinese manufacturer, Suntech, is out to address the question mark that has hovered over the future of the company since May 2012 , following the widely misreported Global Solar Fund (GSF) fraud case. Unfortunately, reporting of the case has focused on Suntech’s 80% stake in the GSF giving the impression that the case is against Suntech itself. […]

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Is Chinese firm Suntech about to be bought out?

September 5, 2012
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Despite publicly denying a takeover a few weeks ago, multiple industry insiders are reporting that a buy-out of one of the world’s largest solar companies, Suntech is “imminent”. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend Related PostsCHOICE launches energy savings service: Should you sign up? (11 May, […]

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Suntech CEO steps down to focus on operations

August 16, 2012
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Suntech founder Dr Zhengrong Shi has stepped down from his role as CEO of the company. Dr Shi will remain involved in the company as executive chairman and chief strategy officer, indicating a shifting focus towards operations. Chief financial officer David King will take the helm of the company in his place. Recommend on Facebook […]

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Monocrystalline vs Polycrystalline Solar Panels: Busting Myths

March 27, 2012

One of the most common comments that the Solar Choice Energy Brokering team hear from our customers relates to the issue of monocrystalline vs polycrystalline (or ‘multicrystalline’) solar panels. Although monocrystalline panels had the initial advantage of being seen as the superior technology in the Australian market, as time goes on and both technologies improve, […]

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Suntech Pluto solar PV cells achieve 20.3% efficiency

March 15, 2012
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The world’s largest manufacturer of solar panels, Suntech Solar, has achieved a new level of efficiency in one of its products. Its proprietary Pluto technology was demonstrated to hit an efficiency of 20.3% (sunlight–>usable electricity) in laboratory conditions using its standard commercial-grade polycrystalline silicon solar PV cells. The company expects to reach an efficiency of […]

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How to identify a good solar PV panel manufacturer

December 6, 2011
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With lifespans of 25+ years, installing a solar PV system is something that most people will only ever do once. This makes it imperative to ensure that the components used in your installation are of high quality, dependable, and that the company has credibility, staying power and offers good warranties. Sourcing good product should go […]

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Suntech Hiperforma 240W and Superpoly 290W Vd solar panels released in North America

August 17, 2011
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Suntech Solar, the world’s largest producer of solar panels in the world, has recently released two new panels into the North American market: Hiperforma 245-watt panel using Suntech’s PlutoPower(TM) technology for residential, commercial and utility-scale applications; and its 290-watt Vd series for commercial solar installations. Although these solar panels are not yet available in Australia, most of […]

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