solar power

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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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Engineering student Jiefei Wang spent four weeks in India, helping to provide solar power to the urban poor. He documented his work in a photo essay.

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The construction of two large-scale solar photovoltaic power plants in NSW could be the tipping point for Australia's renewable energy industry, writes Vassilios Agelidis.

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It's an old myth that renewable energy is unreliable in supplying base-load demand, or that it is unaffordable. All we need are effective policies to drive the transition, writes Mark Diesendorf.

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The cost of solar power is plummeting. But, while China leads the world in exporting photovoltaic-technology based on Australian ingenuity, this country is falling further behind, writes Professor Martin Green.

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UNSW solar cell researchers have posted a world record double in a breakthrough that promises to make solar power more efficient and affordable.

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China's Minister for Science and Technology, His Excellency Dr Wan Gang, has praised Australia's commitment to innovative technological research during a visit to UNSW.

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UNSW will play a lead role in making solar power cheaper and more efficient after securing major new funding from the federal government's Australian Solar Institute.

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