Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard officiated at the start of work on UNSW's landmark new research centre, the Tyree Energy Technologies Building.
UNSW's Sunswift solar racing team has unveiled a new car which can reach 115km/h using the same amount of power it takes to make your morning toast.
Cate Blanchett's Sydney Theatre Company is installing Australia's largest-capacity solar power system using technology developed by UNSW.
Scientia Professor Stuart Wenham has been awarded one of the most distinguished accolades in solar cell research, the William R. Cherry Award.
A UNSW Industrial Design student has taken out the silver medal in the Australian James Dyson Award, the premier design award for tertiary students.
UNSW has confirmed its position in the front line of Australian renewable energy research with its selection as a foundation member of the new Australian Solar Institute.
UNSW solar cell engineers have laid claim to another world record: this time the milestone of 25 per cent efficiency for a silicon solar cell.
Solar-generated electricity will cost the same as coal-fired power in less than five years, China's "Sun King" and UNSW alumnus Dr Zhengrong Shi has predicted during a visit to the University.
UNSW Scientia Professor Martin Green has been named the New South Wales Scientist of the Year - leading a stellar performance by UNSW in the inaugural State awards for scientific excellence.
UNSW researchers have claimed an unprecedented six awards in the 2008 Eureka Prizes, the strongest showing by any institution in the 19-year history of the awards.