International urbanists and digital experts will gather at the first Australia-India Smart Cities workshop this week to discuss how our major cities can harness technology and big data to function more efficiently.
They’re flexible, cheap to produce and simple to make – which is why perovskites are the hottest new material in solar cell design. And now, UNSW engineers have smashed the world efficiency record.
Solar engineers from UNSW's Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics have set a new world-record in solar energy efficiency, achieving an electricity conversion rate of over 40%.
UNSW PhD student Christoph Ummenhofer will travel to Germany in July to find ways to improve the efficiency of residential co-generation power plants.
Power from the sun could become more affordable following a breakthrough by UNSW scientists, who have boosted the efficiency of solar cell technology.