New version of UNSW’s SunSPOT solar calculator now covers all of Australia and allows households, small businesses and councils to obtain independent solar and battery savings estimates.
It’s the first time UNSW academics have been honoured with the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation and the Prize for New Innovators in the same year.
The world’s solar panels rely on technology pioneered in Australia. Now our researchers are working on ultra-low-cost, high efficiency solar cells.
Expensive silicon has been used to produce the highest-efficiency solar panels. Now there’s a way to use cheaper raw materials.
The process of manufacturing gallium-doped solar panels was under a patent until last year. It's only now that this method has started to pick up steam.
It's not just about finding money for solar panels – poorer households also struggle to gain access to reliable information about the green energy options available.
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.