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					Solar Photovoltaic Presentation to the
2008 Electrical Industry Leaders Forum

Victor De Sousa – BP Solar
26 August 2008
How does solar PV work?


• Solar photovoltaic cells are solid-state semiconductors

• Light hits the cell, freeing electrons in the silicon which, with enough energy, move through the silicon and into an
  external circuit.




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The lifecycle of a solar panel




                                                                                    Silicon wafer is converted into
                                                                                              a solar cell

     Raw silicon                      Silicon is cast into ingots and sliced into
                                                         wafers




                                                                                         Multiple cells are use to form
                                                                                                 solar modules
     Multiple modules installed to form an array
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How are solar panels installed?

Retrofitted to existing roofs




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  How are solar panels installed?

On an array structure, usually ground-mounted




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How are solar panels installed?
Integrated into the fabric of a building:




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How is solar energy used and stored?

• Grid-connected solar




• Stand-alone solar




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Global growth of solar market recently




                                         Source: Navigant Consulting, 2008.
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Projected growth of the global solar market




                                              Source: Navigant Consulting, 2008.
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Projected growth of the global solar market




                                              Source: Navigant Consulting, 2008.


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Solar resource is plentiful in Australia




Hot spot: the colour-coded world map, with Australia bottom right, produced by NASA to show where solar energy has the
                                                     maximum effect
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Growth of the Australian market




                                  Source: APVA 2008




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The Australian political climate is warming to solar

• Extension of the Remote Renewable Power Generation Programme rebate (RRPGP)

• Solar Homes and Communities Programme (SHCP)

• The Federal Government’s Solar Schools

• Solar Cities trials

• Continuation of Renewable Energy Certificates under MRET

• Green loans (2009)

• Introduction of feed-in tariffs




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      Rise in rebate applications after rebate rise in July 2007

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                                                                  Rebate doubled to $8k in July 07
                                                                          Source: Australian Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts,2008   14
Feed-in tariff: mechanics




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Current feed-in tariffs in Australia




 Update with WA



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BSCE Accreditation

• The aims of the BCSE Industry Accreditation scheme are:

    1. Gives customers increased confidence in the design and installation
    work.
    2. to improve the safety, performance and reliability of renewable energy
    systems installed.
    3. to encourage industry best practice
    4. to provide a network of competent systems designers and installers.


• Pre-requisites for accreditation include:
    − Satisfactory completion of a industry training course
• Find out more at www.bcse.org.au




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Industry vision for a solar powered nation

• A nationally consistent gross feed-in tariff (paid on all generation, not just
  excess) would propel the Australian solar industry sustainably and produce
  the following results:
   − 3GW of new peak energy generation capacity
   − Saving of 4 million tonnes of GHG pa
   − Spark major private investment in energy infrastructure
   − Create a green collar workforce of more than 9,000 jobs
   − Build an industry at scale to drive down cost for the long term




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Thank You




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