photovoltaics

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Thin, flexible panels that will revolutionise how we use solar energy are on the drawing board at UNSW.

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“The time of solar has arrived and this is good news for the world.”

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UNSW Sydney Professor Martin Green has become the first Australian to receive the prestigious Global Energy Prize. 

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UNSW is mourning the passing of Professor Stuart Wenham, director of the Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence, and a pioneering researcher and inventor of solar cell technologies.

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Australian solar cell research has received a $29.2 million boost from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, and UNSW captured the lion’s share with 11 of the 22 projects.

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Leading scientists have called on both major political parties not to ‘unintentionally kill’ solar cell research in Australia by cutting off grant funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.​

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Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg told ABC Q&A viewers that Australia has more household solar panels, per head of population, than anywhere in the world. Anna Bruce and Iain McGill examine this claim.

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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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The Prime Minister's recognition of UNSW as a world-record holder in solar cell research in his speech to the UN climate summit in Paris is shining a light on Australian innovation, says Ian Jacobs.

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Three UNSW scientists are among the winners of prestigious 2016 Australian Academy of Science’s awards, the most of any Australian institution.

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