Australia will reach a target of 50% renewable energy "because research and demand is on our side”, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said today, during a tour of UNSW’s world leading solar research facilities.
Scientia Professor Martin Green and Dr Mark Keevers, from the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, are among nine UNSW researchers and one collaborative research team, shortlisted for this year's Australian Museum Eureka Prize.
The cost of solar power is plummeting. But, while China leads the world in exporting photovoltaic-technology based on Australian ingenuity, this country is falling further behind, writes Professor Martin Green.
The world-record in solar cell efficiency, a new class of cancer drugs, and a low-energy system for irrigation have won three UNSW researchers Eureka prizes - Australia's most prestigious science awards.