What is Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering?
Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering is the clever use of what we already have in abundance ~ sunshine, wind and other natural sources of energy. We tame the elements and use them to deliver energy to where it is needed.
PhD Scholarships Available NOW
There are nine ARENA/industry funded PhD scholarships available through research grants awarded from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and a consortium of industry partners that include many of the world’s largest solar cell manufacturers.
Our school and research centres have held the world record in high performance silicon solar cell for nearly 30 years. Several of the world’s largest solar companies were established by or have senior managers (e.g. CTO) who are our former researchers or alumni.

Latest News & Events

UNSW's 40% efficient spectrum splitting concentrator system with Dr Mark Keevers
8 December 2014

UNSW's solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported.

20 November 2014

Zhu Liu (Yunnan University)

Location and time: Fri 21st Nov at 11:00 (Room – TBD).

TITLE: A Novel Cu Metallization for Si Solar Cells

Jiansheng Jie speaks at UNSW SPREE
13 November 2014

Jiansheng Jie (Soochow University)

Location and time: Thurs 20th November, 12:00 in TETB LG07

TITLE: Two-Dimensional Layered Materials

6 January 2015
9.00am to 4.00pm
6 January 2015

In Profile - Sanika Waghulde

Sanika Waghulde - PV Engineering

Degree program: Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering

After participating in the Great Engineering Challenge during high school, I was interested and researched online about the programs offered... I belong to Engineers Without Borders, Renewable Energy Society and Women in Renewable Energy... After I graduate, I plan to work in the renewable energy industry or in the sustainability in an organisation.




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