renewable energy

Trevor Mcdougall and Brett Hallam

It’s the first time UNSW academics have been honoured with the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation and the Prize for New Innovators in the same year.

Solar panels and wind turbine

Software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes failed to take over AGL, but he has succeeded in getting a friendlier board of directors.

Martin Green

Scientia Professor Martin Green is the first Australian to win the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize for transforming the production of solar energy.

solar panels in bright and warm sunlight seen from above

The world’s solar panels rely on technology pioneered in Australia. Now our researchers are working on ultra-low-cost, high efficiency solar cells.

Illustration of European renewable energy instead of Russian gas

UNSW expert Renate Egan explains how countries around the world have reacted to the oil and gas supply chain issues caused by the fallout of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

a hand holds a lit lightbulb in front of a solar panel

Expensive silicon has been used to produce the highest-efficiency solar panels. Now there’s a way to use cheaper raw materials.

Factory smoke at sunset

As Australia slides into an energy crisis, UNSW Business School’s Katja Ignatieva explains what customers – and markets – can expect to come next. 

power pylons at sunset

New research shows that a transition to renewable energy alone is not fast enough to keep global temperatures below 2050 target levels.

fiacre rougieux

The transition to zero carbon will be one of the biggest shifts in the history of humankind. Australia could be a global leader in renewable innovation, so why don’t we invest in our future?

matthew priestley

The vast potential of Australia's renewable energy industries is restricted by our electricity grids. Matthew Priestley from UNSW Engineering asks how we can overcome this major obstacle.

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