solar power

UNSW solar team in infrared

Innovative research from a UNSW team shows Earth’s radiant infrared heat can be used to generate electricity, even after the sun has set.

Andrea Holden working with team members in an engineering workshop

A student of Mechanical Engineering is leading the UNSW team building its seventh high performance solar-powered car. 

golden sun shines across solar panels on a roof

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.

Associate Professor Xiaojing Hao

Scientia Associate Professor Xiaojing Hao has been honoured at the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

Albany wind farm

Many Asian nations are shunning fossil fuels, presenting a huge opportunity for Australia's renewables sector. And one massive project has stepped up to the plate.

Solar cells, wind turbines and structures that house the electrolyser to create hydrogen

The green hydrogen revolution is coming, and Australia is perfectly placed to take advantage of it, an analysis of production costs by UNSW engineers has shown.

Wind turbines

New UNSW research has disproved the claim that the transition to renewable electricity systems will harm the global economy.

solar farm

Sun Cable could provide Australia an alternative to the export business of coal and gas, and even reduce our export dependence on China.

Chee Mun Chong

Chee Mun Chong left UNSW holding an efficiency record for solar cells that was still standing when he returned as an academic 20 years later.

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A new online tool developed at UNSW will allow property owners to assess the solar power potential of their rooftops.

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