School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

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Photovoltaic researchers at UNSW have secured more than $7 million from the first round of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency's Research and Development Program.

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US President Barack Obama has outlined plans to enhance collaboration between Australian and US photovoltaics researchers following bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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Engineering student Jiefei Wang spent four weeks in India, helping to provide solar power to the urban poor. He documented his work in a photo essay.

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A new Australian–US research institute led by UNSW will foster rapid development of “over the horizon” photovoltaic technology and establish Australia as the solar cell research hub of the Asia-Pacific.

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An advanced technology being pioneered at UNSW to improve the efficiency of first generation silicon solar cells has turned two of the world’s leading solar manufacturers - Hanwha Solar and Suntech Power - into unlikely collaborators.

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How does a music festival at an old coalmine in Germany inspire a technique for developing cheap silicon solar cells? For PhD student Jonathon Dore the three-minute answer is lasers.

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UNSW solar cell researchers have posted a world record double in a breakthrough that promises to make solar power more efficient and affordable.

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A solar crop dryer developed by a UNSW engineering student has the potential to provide a living for thousands of people throughout Vanuatu.

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UNSW will play a lead role in making solar power cheaper and more efficient after securing major new funding from the federal government's Australian Solar Institute.

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A UNSW engineering student's work to bring power to a remote Pacific island village has won recognition from Australia's peak engineering body.

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