Flexible solar panels in Antarctica

Date Posted:31 March 2017 

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) based in Hobart, Tasmania, is a division of the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Energy.   

In 2016 Solar 4 RVs first supplied the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) with Solbian flexible solar panels and Genasun solar charge controllers for installation on Macquarie Island.  This is a subantarctic island located in the Southern Ocean, approximately half way between Australia and Antarctica.

The AAD generates solar power in remote field locations for a number of different scenarios including powering VHF radio repeaters, remote radio installations, automatic weather stations and remote area power supplies.


Solar on Macquarie Island Antarctica      Flexible solar panels on water tank at Macquarie Island ready for site installation