photovoltaics

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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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The Sunswift student racing team behind the world's fastest solar car celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. Wilson da Silva plots the story behind five cars, three world records and more than 35,000 kilometres of phenomenal success.

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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.

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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.

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A world-first online simulator that allows students to manufacture a solar wafer from scratch and race for maximum efficiencies has been launched, extending UNSW’s global leadership in the field.

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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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Torture’s effects on the brain is one of 20 UNSW research projects to attract $20.9 million in federal grants and industry contributions - the best result in the country - in the latest funding round.

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Roofing materials that double as solar panels and can also moderate the temperature of buildings are among the next-generation building products being developed at UNSW.

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UNSW Engineering/Arts student Alice Lang is adding Rhodes Scholar to her already long list of achievements.

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A painting featuring pioneering UNSW solar cell researcher Martin Green is in contention for one of Australia's biggest art prizes.

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