solar power

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

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

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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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UNSW Engineering student Sam Mitchell is the Australian Geographic Society's 2017 Young Adventurer of the Year after his epic journey along the Canning Stock Route on a solar-powered bike. 

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In an energy-hungry world, battery storage is the way of the future. But not all technologies are equal, writes Wilson da Silva.

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‘Zero-energy’ buildings – which generate as much power as they consume – are now much closer after a UNSW team achieved the world’s highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make.

Solar panels

Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg told ABC Q&A viewers that Australia has more household solar panels, per head of population, than anywhere in the world. Anna Bruce and Iain McGill examine this claim.

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Sunswift eVe, UNSW's two-seater sports coupé that holds the world record for the fastest electric car, is setting off to compete in the World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback.

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South Australia's electricity system could be operated entirely on scaled-up, commercially available renewable energy sources, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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