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Moving to a future powered mainly by renewable energy will be crucial if we are to stay within the global warming limits set out by the Paris Agreement.

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The roadblocks to pushing renewable energy into the mainstream aren’t necessarily technological, says Harvard-bound Fulbright Scholar Caitlin Trethewy.

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Dr Bernhard Mitchell, Daniel Chung and Professor Thorsten Trupke from UNSW Engineering are finlaists for the ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology. The trio have been able to accurately measure contamination levels in silicon, significantly lowering the cost of solar cell production

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India’s resources minister has called for greater research collaboration, saying Australian universities could play a vital role in rolling out low-cost energy solutions to the world’s fastest-growing major economy.

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A UNSW student team of ‘Aussie battlers’ is less than three months away from creating the Southern Hemisphere’s first road legal solar sports car. 

 

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Engineering students in UNSW’s solar racing team Sunswift have been left “shocked” and “incredibly surprised” after beating a crowd-funding target of $30,000 in just 10 days.

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UNSW's world record-smashing Sunswift turns to crowd-funding to realise its dream – Australia's first road legal solar car.

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Major players in the energy sector are converging on UNSW to share their vision for increasing Australia’s contribution to meeting the world’s future energy needs.

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A revolutionary rock sampling technology that achieved commercial success and a solar collector that can be used to heat or cool buildings are among the big winners in the 2014 UNSW Innovation Awards. 

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Photovoltaic researchers at UNSW have secured more than $7 million from the first round of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency's Research and Development Program.

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