Australian Renewable Energy Agency Awards $30 Million For Cheaper Solar Gains

The researchers of University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney have been awarded about $30 million under the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Research and Development (R&D) Program to support research and development (R&D) and commercialisation activities to significantly reduce the cost of solar. The funds are a share of $41.5 million award by ARENA. […]

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Solar Powered Desalination Could Bring a Revolution in Irrigation

While conventional CDI uses mains power, UNSW researchers have developed prototypes powered by solar energy. Agriculture relies heavily on groundwater and this source of water is rapidly becoming increasingly saline across the world, making it non-viable for agricultural purposes. To combat this issue and make fresh water readily available to the farming sector irrespective of […]

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China’s Goldwind, UNSW Ally for Australia’s 1st Wind Technology Test Lab

AUD 2 million Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed between the parties at the UNSW China Center inaugurated in Shanghai earlier. China’s largest wind turbine technology and energy solutions provider, Goldwind has partnered with Australia’s University of New South Wales (UNSW) to establish the country’s first ever laboratory to test renewable wind technology. As […]

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University of New South Wales To Use 100 Percent Solar Energy

UNSW Sydney declared a tripartite plan with contract accomplices Maoneng Australia (Maoneng) and Origin Energy (Origin) for an offsite Solar PV Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (Solar PPA). In what is claimed to be a first for any college, University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has inked a 15-year agreement to get 100 percent […]

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UNSW to be 100 Solar Powered From 2019

UNSW believes it is the first university worldwide to go fully energy carbon neutral with 100% of its needs supplied by solar photovoltaics. In a first in the world university sector, UNSW has reached an agreement with Maoneng Australia and Origin Energy to have 100 percent of its energy needs met by solar photovoltaics. The […]

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Perovskite photovoltaic cells hit new world efficiency record

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, have smashed the world efficiency record for perovskite photovoltaic (PV) cells. The 12.1% efficiency rating was for a 16 cm2 perovskite solar cell, the largest single perovskite photovoltaic cell certified with the highest energy conversion efficiency, and was independently confirmed by the international […]

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UNSW develops a new PERC technology solar cell

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has announced that its new solar cell technology can help India save Rs 6000 crore annually in operational costs. The technology will be showcased during a roundtable discussion in Sydney with Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday, UNSW said in a release. UNSW has developed Passivated Emitter […]

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Australian Expertise in Rooftop Solar can aid India’s Renewable needs – Piyush Goyal

Recently, at the roundtable of ‘Renewable Energy Challenge for Grid Integration’, Power Minister Piyush Goyal pronounced “Australia’s rooftop solar expertise has to be looked into to transfer technology at affordable rates expanding renewable energy in India.” The minister said, “India can use Australian expertise in rooftop solar as almost a third of Australian homes in […]

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