School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

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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.

Kean Jonathon Dore Minister

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.

Solarcell inside

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

Food drier inside

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

Solar inside

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.

Chris McGrath inside

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

Sun inside

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.

Solar record inside

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.

Martin green inside

UNSW scientist Professor Martin Green has won the 2007 SolarWorld Einstein Award for his work in photovoltaics, developing new solar power technologies.

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