Back to (solar) school

Some lucky students in Canberra won’t just be hitting the books when they head back to school next week – they will also become junior CSIRO scientists, helping us with our solar research.

Solar research stations have been set up in four Canberra schools to help CSIRO study the output of photovoltaic (PV) panels. The data will help us to predict the behaviour of PV panels in urban areas and could help future power supply planning.

The school’s PV panels are connected to a website where the data can be monitored in real-time.

More schools will join the research program this year!

It’s real-time learning! Have a look for yourself at: or watch the short ABC News video below showing the research in action.

A screen grab of the WERU website data.

An example of the data from the rooftop installation.

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