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What is the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics?

ACAP is a nation-wide solar PV research collaboration, headquartered at UNSW Sydney and backed by the Australian Government through ARENA.
 

ACAP is delivering the ultra-low cost, high efficiency solar technologies, and highly skilled engineers and innovators that Australia needs to get to net zero by 2050, and to become a renewable energy superpower.
 

ACAP brings together leading research institutions with industry and international research partners [link to ACAP Partners] to ensure Australia’s ongoing leadership in the innovation of solar technologies.
 

Ask us about the benefits of partnering with ACAP.

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Technical Advisory Committee Member

Leaders

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Renate Egan

Renate Egan

UNSW NODE Leader

Udo Bach

Udo Bach

Monash NODE Leader

Jacek Jasieniak

Jacek Jasieniak

Monash NODE Leader

Anita Ballie-Ho

Anita Ho-Ballie

USyd NODE Leader

Renate Egan

Executive Director

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Richard Corkish

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Burn

Paul Burn

UQ NODE Leader

Paul Shaw

UQ NODE Leader

Paul Shaw

Anthony Chesman

CSIRO Manufacturing

NODE Leader

Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson

CSIRO Energy Node

Leader

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Professor David Jones

David Jones

UMelb NODE Leader

Andrew Blakers

Andrew Blakers

Technical Advisory Committee Member

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Daniel MacDonald

ANU NODE Leader

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Martin Green

Technical Advisory Committee Member

ABOUT ACAP
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ABOUT ACAP

ACAP—The Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics—is a dynamic, world-leading national centre where solar photovoltaic research institutions across Australia collaborate.

 

ACAP’s broad range of research work continues to drive Australia’s international lead in solar technology and development, as global economies transition to renewable energy. Our strong pipeline from research to industry makes us a world leader in solar power technology development.

Federally funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) since 2013, and led by The University of New South Wales, ACAP's partner institutions include The Australian National University, the CSIRO, The University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Queensland and The University of Sydney. 

Today’s $50b+ global solar industry exists as a direct result of our proud history of collaboration with our partners here and around the world. This global success story has brought solar power to millions of people, both here and around the world. This is the work that ACAP will continue to undertake as we develop the next generation of solar cell technologies that will power the globe.  

For more details, see our Overview and Objectives

Meet our partners, follow our latest work and projects or please be in touch with any inquires.

PARTNERS

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CONTACT US

ACAP Head Office

ACAP Head Office

Tyree Energy Technologies Building

UNSW Sydney

NSW 2052 Australia

General Inquiries

For any inquiries please email:

acap@unsw.edu.au

This Program has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). The Australian Government through ARENA is supporting Australian research and development in solar photovoltaic and solar thermal technologies as part of its commitment to making renewable energy technologies more affordable and increasing the amount of renewable energy used in Australia. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Australian Government, and the Australian Government does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.

OUR RESEARCH

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ANNUAL REPORTS

Browse and download our full back catalog of annual reports here. 

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RESEARCH CAPABILITY

DIRECTORY

A searchable register of Australian based research capability in the fields of photovoltaic materials, cells, modules and their environmental stability.

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