27 Sep 2021
Swapping Silver for Copper to Break Solar Panel Efficiency Record
SunDrive Solar received certification from the Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin that their commercially-sized silicon solar cell had achieved a 25.54% efficiency. This efficiency surpassed the previous world record of 25.26%, held by LONGi Solar, the world's leading manufacturer of mono-crystalline solar modules. Silicon is currently the dominant solar cell technology, and this technology comprised 95 per cent of all solar modules installed in 2020.
9 Jun 2020
Next Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict International Tests
Light-weight, cheap and ultra-thin perovskite crystals have promised to shake-up renewable energy for some time. Research means they are ready to take the next steps towards commercialisation.
17 Jan 2018
UNSW signs world-first solar energy agreement
The 15-year solar supply agreement with Maoneng is the first of its kind in Australia - bringing together a retailer, developer and corporate - and will allow UNSW to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality on energy use by 2020.
29 Apr 2016
Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells
'Zero-energy' buildings -- which generate as much power as they consume -- are now much closer after a team achieved the world's highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make.