solar energy

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UNSW has won a first-of-its-kind grant that will maximise Australia’s opportunities in developing a cost-effective hydrogen export supply chain.

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The development of silicon solar cell technologies at UNSW’s Solar Industrial Research Facility is creating a ‘Southern Hemisphere version of Silicon Valley’, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said.

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A UNSW led research team has broken the 10 per cent energy conversion efficiency barrier for the promising solar cell material sulfide kesterite, aka CZTS.

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UNSW Sydney congratulates solar energy pioneer Scientia Professor Martin Green, who has become the first Australian to win a prestigious Global Energy Prize worth more than $820,000.

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In the first deal of its kind in the world university sector, UNSW has reached an agreement with Maoneng Australia and Origin Energy to have 100% of its energy supplied by photovoltaic solar energy.

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UNSW is mourning the passing of Professor Stuart Wenham, director of the Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence, and a pioneering researcher and inventor of solar cell technologies.

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Australian solar cell research has received a $29.2 million boost from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, and UNSW captured the lion’s share with 11 of the 22 projects.

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UNSW has welcomed the decision to spare ARENA from dramatic funding cuts, allowing the agency to continue to support critical Australian research into new renewable energy and storage technologies.

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Solar energy, particularly rooftop photovoltaic power, is now a real alternative and considerable player in the power markets, writes Bernhard Mitchell.

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Australia's total energy needs could be met by solar panels covering a land mass equal to two per cent of Tasmania, according to a UNSW scientist.