School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

13 December 2012
A new Australian–US research institute led by UNSW will foster rapid development of “over the horizon” photovoltaic technology and establish Australia as the solar cell research hub of the Asia-Pacific.
UNSW student Aaron Bonanno and his lunar soil "simulant"
16 April 2012
Innovative research into powering a futuristic moon base will be presented by a UNSW undergraduate student at a prestigious space engineering conference in California this week.
Solar power plant
03 April 2012
UNSW will sponsor and host four elite engineering students from India for a solar energy workshop, spawning cross-border collaborations with Australian students.
UNSW Fulbright Scholars 2012
16 March 2012
Four UNSW rising stars have been awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships to undertake research in the United States.
07 July 2011
UNSW solar cell researchers have posted a world record double in a breakthrough that promises to make solar power more efficient and affordable.
11 January 2011
A solar crop dryer developed by a UNSW engineering student has the potential to provide a living for thousands of people throughout Vanuatu.
01 December 2010
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.
24 September 2010
A UNSW engineering student's work to bring power to a remote Pacific island village has won recognition from Australia's peak engineering body.
08 January 2010
UNSW's world-leading solar cell research has received a boost with a $4 million grant to further develop high-efficiency silicon solar cell technology.
04 November 2008
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.
06 September 2007
UNSW scientist Professor Martin Green has won the 2007 SolarWorld Einstein Award for his work in photovoltaics, developing new solar power technologies.