Where to seek information
Most Australian States and Territories have a Government department which has responsibility for solar energy related issues. Names of these Departments are not consistent across Australia, and may change over time, but often includes Sustainability, Environment or Energy in the Department title.
The majority of solar energy conferences have a section devoted to solar resource assessment. Papers generally include topics on regional data analyses, new tools and techniques. The International Solar Energy Society's Solar World Congress is one such event. Within Australia, several previous conferences organised by the Australian Solar Energy Society included discussion about the Australian solar resource.
The Bureau's Data Services web page provides information to assist with obtaining a wide range of climate data and past weather information. It covers station data, maps and gridded data, and metadata, as well as various analysed data, and includes content available on this website as well as those data available on request to the Bureau.