Solar Energy at the ANU

There are several areas within the ANU which have an interest in solar energy. This site is a presentation of the solar activities carried out within the Department of Engineering, which is part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Find out what we do by searching under either the research group or research topic below.

Research Group

Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems ARC Centre of Excellence for Solar Energy Systems

Semiconductors and Solar Cells Group High Temperature Solar Thermal Group Sliver Technology Group Photovoltaic Processes Group Luminescent Concentrators Group Low Temperature Thermal Group Linear Concentrators Group Energy and Environment Group

Research Topic

Semiconductors Solar Cells

Solar Thermal Systems

Hybrid Photovoltaic / Thermal Systems

Environmental Research

Activities include; world leading research, presentation of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the supervision of PhD students and the provision of information for consumers.

Researchers in these areas regularly attend national and international conferences to present papers on state-of-the-art research carried out at the ANU.

Much of this research has lead to technology transfer to commercial partners to carry out solar energy infrastructure projects.

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Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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