Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

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Solar windows can harness the sun's energy while maintaining enough transparency to function as a window, write Matthew Wright and Mushfika Baishakhi Upama.

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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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Two UNSW-developed technologies have been recognised with Collaborative Innovation Awards at the Cooperative Research Centres Association conference in Adelaide this week.

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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.