solar energy

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

Solar panelsA UNSW project that will unlock the full potential of low-cost solar cells through thea new type of material called “perovskites” has received funding in the latest round of Linkage Projects. Photo: Shutterstock.

Projects include unlocking the full potential of low-cost solar cells, determining fossilisation processes of a rare fossil site, and improving the effectiveness of child and family services.

Professor Renate Egan, Dr. Edwin Schlossberg - Ambassador Kennedy’s spouse, Scientia Professor Martin Green, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Professor Alistair Sproul, UNSW Sydney Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Attila Brungs.

The US Ambassador to Australia met with UNSW leaders, researchers and students as well as attending a friend’s graduation ceremony during her visit to campus.

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

Renewable energy

Everything you ever wanted to know about the way we will ultimately derive all our power from renewable sources, and how quickly it will be achieved.

Wind and solar energy farm

The government's latest energy plans are a failure of logic, and will lock in fossil fuel use for decades.

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A new ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions at UNSW, led by Professor Joe Dong, will focus on facilitating transition towards sustainable, reliable, secure and cost-effective energy sectors.

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UNSW students and engineers are using human-centred engineering to help provide electricity to off-grid rural communities in Fiji.

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UNSW Sydney will switch to 100% renewable electricity, expand onsite solar energy generation and improve energy and water efficiency to reduce the University’s environmental footprint.

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In energy-poor Malawi, businesses stop trading and children cannot study when the lights go out at night. UNSW Business School's Shanil Samarakoon is illuminating the future for developing communities.

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