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"Einstein of the solar world": Remembering UNSW professor Stuart Wenham

“Einstein of the solar world”: Remembering UNSW professor Stuart Wenham

Professor Stuart Wenham – the director of the Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence – died suddenly just before Christmas. Colleagues pay tribute to a pioneering researcher and inventor of solar cell technologies with a wide smile, iconic Aussie accent and unflagging enthusiasm.

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The insanity of burning coal for power as solar costs plunge to 1c/kWh by 2020

The insanity of burning coal for power as solar costs plunge to 1c/kWh by 2020

Burning coal to generate electricity in era of solar at 1c/kWh makes as about as much economic sense as “burning dollar notes”, says leading researcher Martin Green.

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Innovation: UNSW "microfactories" transform waste into green gold

Innovation: UNSW “microfactories” transform waste into green gold

A team of Australian researchers is turning the notion of recycling on its head, while also building a new green manufacturing sector.

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Solar electric cars are the future – and "that future is now"

Solar electric cars are the future – and “that future is now”

In the wake of this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the global race to bring solar PV integrated EVs to market is hotting up. And Australia is a key contender.

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Solar sedan and sports coupe in race across Australia – and to commercial market

Solar sedan and sports coupe in race across Australia – and to commercial market

A UNSW-built “solar sedan” is taking on a Brisbane-built solar sports coupe in a race across Australia – and to drive as registered vehicles on Australian roads.

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UNSW takes out efficiency world record for revolutionary solar cell

UNSW takes out efficiency world record for revolutionary solar cell

A team from UNSW’s Australian Center for Advanced Photovoltaics has achieved a 7.6% efficiency record for a “full sized” CZTS PV cell.

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How the networks fiddle with data to trash rooftop solar PV

How the networks fiddle with data to trash rooftop solar PV

Electricity networks are not providing the full picture when arguing for tariff changes that will penalise rooftop solar and extract higher bills from solar households. Are they deliberately demonising solar PV in an attempt to retain revenues from gold-plated grids?

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UNSW students smash electric car world speed record

UNSW students smash electric car world speed record

Students from UNSW’s Sunswift team break the electric car world record for speed over a distance of 500km/h.

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Dispelling myth of energy payback of renewable energy systems

Dispelling myth of energy payback of renewable energy systems

One of the many myths about renewable energy, especially solar PV, is that the life-cycle energy inputs are greater than the lifetime energy outputs.