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UNSW SOLAR PIONEER NAMED PHYSICAL SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR

October 28, 2020

UNSW Scientia Associate Professor Xiaojing Hao has been named the winner of the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year, one of three major awards at the 2020 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

UNSW ENABLING TERAWATTS OF SOLAR POWER

June 24, 2019 PV Magazine

The influence of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering spreads over the horizon like rays of sunlight through a coal haze. Its researchers are confidently working towards the time when terawatts of solar PV power people’s aspirations from Uttar Pradesh to Perth and Pennsylvania....

PIONEERING SOLAR ENERGY

February 15, 2019 Times Higher Education

Scientia Professor Martin Green is one of those rare few who can say their work has made a real-world impact on people’s lives and the planet. Often referred to as the ‘father of photovoltaics’, Professor Green has revolutionised the efficiency and costs of solar photovoltaics, making this now the lowest cost option for bulk electricity supply....

UNSW SCIENTISTS SURPASS 10% EFFICIENCY WITH CZTS PV CELL

August 8, 2018 PV Magazine

Researchers at Australia’s University of New South Wales have surpassed 10% efficiency for a cell based on copper zinc tin sulfide – sulfide kesterite. It is the fourth time in two years the group has set a new record for the efficiency of cells based on such materials....

UNSW TEAM LANDS NEW EFFICIENCY BREAKTHROUGH FOR EMERGING SOLAR CELL MATERIAL

July 24, 2018 UNSW Newsroom

A UNSW led research team has broken the 10 per cent energy conversion efficiency barrier for the promising solar cell material sulfide kesterite, aka CZTS....

A CHEMICAL TREASURE HUNT: HOW NEW MATERIALS COULD PRODUCE ULTRA-EFFICIENT SOLAR CELLS

December 14, 2017 ARENA

Over the past decade or so, improvements in the efficiency of mass-produced silicon cells have caused the cost of solar to plummet. But we’re about to hit an efficiency wall – the physical properties of the most popular commercial silicon cells make it extremely difficult for them to convert any more than 25 per cent of the energy in sunlight to electricity....

UNSW TAKES LEAD IN RACE FOR NON-TOXIC, THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS

27 April, 2016 UNSW Newsroom

‘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....