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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.

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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.

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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%. 

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UNSW PhD student Christoph Ummenhofer will travel to Germany in July to find ways to improve the efficiency of residential co-generation power plants.

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Power from the sun could become more affordable following a breakthrough by UNSW scientists, who have boosted the efficiency of solar cell technology.