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.
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.
UNSW solar cell researchers have posted a world record double in a breakthrough that promises to make solar power more efficient and affordable.
A solar crop dryer developed by a UNSW engineering student has the potential to provide a living for thousands of people throughout Vanuatu.
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.
A UNSW engineering student's work to bring power to a remote Pacific island village has won recognition from Australia's peak engineering body.
UNSW's world-leading solar cell research has received a boost with a $4 million grant to further develop high-efficiency silicon solar cell technology.
UNSW solar cell engineers have laid claim to another world record: this time the milestone of 25 per cent efficiency for a silicon solar cell.
UNSW scientist Professor Martin Green has won the 2007 SolarWorld Einstein Award for his work in photovoltaics, developing new solar power technologies.