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UNSW Sydney solar pioneer wins Europe’s biggest technology innovation prize

UNSW Sydney Scientia Professor Martin Green has been awarded the 2022 Millennium Technology Prize for his leadership in the development of the Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) – the world’s most commercially viable and efficient silicon solar cell technology.

Vast Solar to develop CSP Gigafactory after successful prototype facility in Queensland

Vast Solar has successfully manufactured its world-leading concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) technology at its Prototype Manufacturing Facility in Goodna, Queensland, paving the way for full-scale manufacturing plants in Australia that will employ dozens of skilled workers.

Preventing risks and harm in solar panel installations

Companies involved in rooftop solar panel installation are being warned the workplace regulator is prosecuting businesses for exposing employees to workplace risk. 

Victoria boosts electricians upskilling program for solar boom

The Victorian government has announced a $900,000 investment to train more electricians and electrical engineers.  

Victoria seeks to develop new solar panel recycling methods

The Victorian government has launched a $10 million Solar Waste Challenge to encourage the development of novel solar panel recycling methods. 

Traditional energy company DJAARA completes solar battery installation in Victoria

Traditional company Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DJAARA) has successfully launched its solar battery project backed by the state’s Traditional Owner Renewable Energy...

5E Advanced Materials announces new solar energy R&D collab

5E Advanced Materials, an ASX-listed exploration stage boron and lithium company, has ventured into a research collaboration agreement with Boston College to advance boron-based...

Renewable hydrogen plant to fuel heavy transport in Queensland’s Western Downs 

The Queensland Government is investing $28.9 million for the construction of a renewable hydrogen demonstration plant and refuelling facilities on the Western Downs, near...

6 companies awarded $7m to fast-track renewable hydrogen industry in Victoria

The Victorian Government is providing funding for six projects to fast-track the renewable hydrogen industry in Victoria. The funding was awarded through the Government's Renewable Hydrogen...

ARENA announces $40m Ultra Low Cost Solar R&D Funding Round

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced up to $40 million in funding to support research and development aimed at achieving the Australian...

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