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.
Looking for PhD Students to join UTSi Solar Cells research
UNSW—in collaboration with BlueScope Steel—proposes to invent, develop and demonstrate a building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) roofing material to replace traditional steel roofs for large buildings.
Research
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 SPREE seeking PhD Students in UTSi
24 July 2015

High-Efficiency Ultra Thin Silicon (UTSi) Solar Cells

22 July 2015

Location and time: Thursday 13th August, 13:00 in TETB LG07.

TITLE: Solar Analytics - Rooftop PV energy analytics and fault diagnosis

17 July 2015

Location and time: Thursday 6th August, 13:00 in TETB LG07.

TITLE: Australia’s first accredited PV performance measurement laboratory

5 August 2015
9.00am to 4.00pm
19 August 2015
4.00pm to 7.00pm

In Profile - Prof Martin Green

A 40 year history of the World Leading Photovoltaic Labs at UNSW

The photovoltaic laboratories at UNSW commenced in 1974 when Prof Green joined the University. This presentation highlights some of the key events and personalities contributing to the subsequent 40 years history. See Stuart, Zhengrong and Alistair as young students, find out what led to the first 20% efficient silicon cell and the PERC cell, now becoming the industry standard, and find out about our recent 40% result.

FEATURED

An overview of the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Solar Cells: ABC Catalyst
A story about our new world record

Featured News - Eureka Prize Finalists

Scientia Professor Martin Green and Dr Mark Keevers, from the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, are among nine UNSW researchers and one collaborative research team, shortlisted for this year's Eureka Prize. Their work was selected for delivering the highest efficiency ever reported for converting sunlight into electricity.

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards.